When you hear that UV sensitive skin burns easily in the sun, you might assume that this type of skin is always pale. But in fact, even if Snow White’s skin was UV sensitive, so can every fair skin as well as the occasional darker skin tones too.

UV sensitive skin obviously burns easily, reddens quickly or is reddish with freckles. The skin is thin and sometimes looks almost transparent. The pores are small and the skin is often sensitive to heat or cold.


(L-R: La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50+, La Prairie Cellular Retexturizing Booster, Dermalogica Ultra Calming range, Comfort Zone Natural Remedy)

If you have UV sensitive skin, treat it as sensitive skin but be even more careful with sun block. It is very important to protect your skin by using SPF 30 all year around, for example La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50+. For skin care, go for very mild products, preferably with aloe vera or low concentrations of polyhydroxy acids as they are rehydrating, soothing and mildly exfoliating. When visiting the skin therapist ask for treatments with antioxidants. Dermalogica has a great salon treatment called Ultra Calming Treatment, tailored for sensitive and reactive skin types.

Try also Comfort Zone Natural Remedy, a face cream with 95 per cent aloe vera, as well as some argan oil and polyhydroxy acids. Alternatively La Prairie Cellular Retexturizing Booster is a combination of alfa and beta-hydroxyacids in aloe vera gel. Mineral make-up is a good option for you, too. © Cover Media