What does a sun protection factor (SPF) mean?

WHAT DOES A SUN PROTECTION FACTOR (SPF) MEAN?

It refers to the extra protection offered by applying a specific sunscreen lotion to the skin. The SPF number is an indication of how long the factor will protect your skin against UVB rays before you start burning and after how many minutes you need to reapply the sunscreen. The number can be multiplied by 2, 5 or 10 depending on the active sun screen filters used. Remember, there is no such thing as a “complete sun-blocker”, as all sunscreen lotions need to be reapplied at regular intervals.

No matter what the SPF is [30 or 50], consumers should reapply it every two hours if they are in the sun all day, i.e. at the beach. This is because sweating, rubbing of clothes and touching our skin will remove the sunscreen.

How to be sun smart:

  • Always apply sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of a minimum of 20 and not higher than 50, to all exposed skin areas.
  • Re-apply regularly (at least every two hours), after towel-drying, perspiring or swimming. Apply it liberally to all exposed skin; including the back of the neck, tips of ears, arms, feet and hands.
  • Reduce time in the sun between 10 am and 4 pm.
  • Wear sunglasses on bright days.
  • Watch out for bright surfaces, like sand, water and snow, which reflect UV and increase exposure.
  • Stay in shade near midday when the sun is strongest.
  • If outdoors, wear protective clothing, a wide -brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses.

ADVANTAGES OF USING THE QMS CELLULAR SUN PROTECTION

  • Sun protection and anti-aging skincare
  • Protects against premature aging
  • SPF 50
  • Balanced UVA/UVB protection
  • Broad spectrum protection
  • Safe and effective
  • Does not contain harmful chemicals
  • Non-irritant
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Safe to use on children
  • Safe to use after aesthetic treatments
  • Antioxidant protection
  • Supports the skin’s natural protective barrier
  • Identifies and repairs DNA damage
  • Supports the skin identical repair process
  • Protects the skin’s natural pigmentation
  • Anti-aging and improve skin elasticity
  • Moisturizing and hydrating
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Ideal for extreme locations and circumstances (Tropics, High mountains, Sport)

HOW SUNSCREENS WORK FOR YOU

The aim of all sunscreens is to deliver a thin film of sunscreen filter actives to the skin and provide a barrier to UV rays from the sun or other UV light sources, such as indoor fluorescent lighting.

The Shadow Rule

An easy way to tell how much UV exposure you are getting is to look for your shadow:

  • If your shadow is taller than you are (in the early morning and late afternoon), your UV exposure is likely to be lower.
  • If your shadow is shorter than you are (around midday), you are being exposed to higher levels of UV radiation. Seek shade and protect your skin and eyes.

QMS CELLULAR SUN PROTECTION

The aim of all sunscreens is to deliver a thin film of sunscreen filter actives to the skin and provide a barrier to UV rays from the sun or other UV light sources, such as indoor fluorescent lighting.

HOW IT WORKS

  • The high-performance combination of broad spectrum protection with effective cell repair provides the optimum defence against sun damage.
  • The balanced UVA/UVB filter system offers maximum sun care so the skin is reliably protected against sunburn, premature aging and long term harm. While the DNA-Repair Complex activates the skin cell’s repair mechanism, it counteracts developing damage and strengthens the skin, whilst supporting natural skin pigmentation.

THE BENEFITS

  • Provides highly effective sun protection and anti-aging skin care.
  • Defends the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays.
  • Protects against light-induced skin aging.
  • Activates cell repair.
  • Evenly distributes on the skin.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Apply before going out into the sun, repeat often for secure sun protection.

QMS TREATMENT RECOMMENDATION

Pigment Corrector Treatment – 90 minutes

This specialized facial is designed to target the treatment of age and dark spots, brighten the skin and help prevent the formation of further hyperpigmentation. By applying the innovative and highly effective Skin Tone Light Serum, the melanin synthesis is blocked at different phases. The complexion is more radiant and even, with long-term improvements through the regular use of Skin Tone Light Serum and Cellular Sun Protection at home.


QMS Medicosmetics proudly launches its NEW Epigen Daily-Detox Serum

EpiGen Daily-Detox Serum represents a new era in skin care development. The highly innovative active ingredient complex in EpiGen Daily-Detox Serum helps to deactivate the negative chemical markings that are having a detrimental impact on the skin whilst accelerating epidermal regeneration, activating the cellular cleaning process and delaying skin aging.”
– Dr. med. Erich Schulte | Founder of QMS Medicosmetics

NEW EpiGen Daily-Detox Serum, together with a new 50 min treatment Urban Repair.

Targets the damaging effects of daily pollutants on the skin and helps to repair the cellular structure to restore the skin’s natural wellness. This facial combines a deep pore decongestion with advanced treatment to support the detox process, accelerate epidermal regeneration and boost metabolism.

Contact your preferred spa to make a booking and rates.

Dr. med. Erich Schulte, answers our question on

Why Epigenetic Science as the basis of the new QMS Medicosmetics EpiGen Daily-Detox Serum?


The impact of increasing levels of pollution can be seen in the health of skin on a global scale. The microscopic pollutant particles that can be found in the air (particularly in the more urbanised environments) are particularly damaging as they don’t just affect the surface of the skin but they can also penetrate into deeper layers and this is where the more long-lasting cellular harm is done. With a weakened defensive barrier, the skin can become prone to irritations, dehydration, increased sensitivity and premature aging. This compromise to our skin’s health can start at a very early age.

Epigenetics describes the physiological reprogramming that occurs in the cell without changing the DNA sequence. All cells in your body have the same genome, different genes are activated or deactivated at different times; external or environmental factors are particularly known for their ability to negatively impact our genes. The science of Epigenetics provides us with a greater understanding of the functionality of genes and when used in skincare helps us to deliver greater accuracy and efficacy.

The impact of increasing levels of pollution can be seen in the health of skin on a global scale. The microscopic pollutant particles that can be found in the air (particularly in the more urbanised environments) are particularly damaging as they don’t just affect the surface of the skin but they can also penetrate into deeper layers and this is where the more long-lasting cellular harm is done. With a weakened defensive barrier, the skin can become prone to irritations, dehydration, increased sensitivity and premature aging. This compromise to our skin’s health can start at a very early age.

Epigenetics simplified


Epigenetics affects how genes (DNA) produces proteins (building blocks of life). Aging leads to chemical modification of our genes and can turn certain genes off or alter their efficacy over time. Epigenetics can reverse the genes state and keep the good while eliminating the bad; therefore, slowing down aging.

QMS Medicosmetics is at the forefront of this technology using Epigenetic-Peptide to repair and protect our DNA, offer antioxidant protection against free radicals, regenerates and restructures the epidermis and restores the skin’s protective barrier – ultimately reversing signs of aging and promoting youthful radiance.