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Summer is approaching and we all want tanned skin, but it is important to keep it healthy by protecting it from the harmful effects of the sun’s rays. Sunscreen prevented not only by sunburn and graves, but also premature aging. In the article, you tell myths and truths about sunscreens.

How does sunscreen work?

Le nom dit tout: la crème solaire is a barrier between our skin and the ultraviolet rays that reach us from the sun. Son, but it is to protect our skin from superficial or deep damage. To do this, sunscreen contains mineral filters that reflect UV rays, as well as chemical filters that absorb light so that your skin does not burn.

What are the benefits of using sunscreen?

The main advantage of using a sunscreen daily is that your skin stays healthy and you will avoid premature illness or aging. The sun’s rays oxidize our skin and cause wrinkles and the dreaded sunburn. Our skin has a memory, and exposing it without protection over the years can cause disease. On the other hand, by protecting it, we allow it to stay younger and more beautiful for longer.

What is sun protection factor (SPF)?

The factor of sun protection (SPF) is the maximum times during which you can be exposed to the sun without attracting sunburn. The formula for calculating the time is as follows: multiply the time during which your skin can naturally be exposed to the sun without burning (this varies depending on the phototype of each person) by sun protection factor of the sunscreen, that you choose.

For example, your skin can be exposed to the sun for 10 minutes without burning and our sunscreen on an SPF 30, so we will not have a result of 300 minutes of safe sun exposure for a long day. All this, taking into account the fact that sunscreen is applied correctly in quantity and frequency (after the bath, if we identify excessive sweating …). Important: this maximum duration is not “extendable”, it is not extended in each reapplication of sunscreen.

1. Everyone can use the same sunscreen: FAUX

The clearer the skin, the higher the SPF must be to protect it. Dark skins have more melanin than light skins, so they have a more natural protection and can opt for a product with a lower SPF. Excess melanin does not protect against UV rays, which causes premature aging.

2. The waterproof sunscreen protects me all day: FALSE

He is an advisor to renew the application every two to four hours because the protection is fully effective. It is important to renew the application and you can select your skin with a towel.

3. Apply sunscreen half an hour before exposure: TRUE

This way, it is properly absorbed and you need to use the right protective factor for your skin type from the first minute of exposure to the sun.

4. If I use a high protection rating, I will never tan: FALSE

It will take longer to tan, but your tan will be healthy. You will get a uniform, spotless tan. This way you should avoid serious burns that are dangerous for the skin.

5. I should not put perfume or cologne after sunscreen: TRUE

La crème solaire is the last choice you have to apply. This way you avoid allergies.

6. If I have oily or acne-prone skin, I should avoid sunscreen: FALSE
There are specific sunscreens for every skin type. If you have oily or combination skin, opt for mattifying and non-greasy sunscreens.

7. The more you put in, the better: FALSE

What matters is not the quantity but the frequency. You need to apply enough cream to open different areas of the body, every two to four hours.

8. If I use a sunscreen with a high protection rating, I can stay in the sun longer: FALSE

Prolonged sun exposure, despite the use of sunscreen, increases the risk of skin cancer and premature aging.

* Press the effort to transmit health knowledge in a language accessible to all. In NO CASE, the information given cannot replace the opinion of a health professional.

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