Sun protection has become an imperative for a healthy life, although sunbathing has many benefits. No matter which sunscreen you use, the rule is to apply it every two hours (if you stay exposed to the sun for a long time).
Sunscreen application – the amount of cream that is enough to cover the average human body and thus protect from the sun can fit in a “brandy glass”. This is a sufficient measure per adult. It is advisable to apply the cream on the body every two hours (no matter what type of sunscreen you use).
Vitamin B is a rich yeast extract that has anti-inflammatory properties (of great help to the skin after sun exposure.
Vitamin D-regulates the immune system, preserves the heart and bone health. It can help maintain a healthy weight and prevent certain forms of cancer. The problem is that most people don’t get enough of it (some experts say because people aren’t exposed to the sun enough). Our body produces vitamin D when exposed to the sun. However, many doctors (especially) dermatologists advise that it is best to take vitamin D through diet.
Vitamin E – After sun exposure, use creams that contain vitamin E.
Flavanol- A recent study shows that people who have eaten flavanol-supplemented foods (such as dark chocolate) are less sensitive to the harmful effects of UV rays that cause skin aging.
Iron-tap water contains low levels of iron that remains on the skin (even after showering). Studies show that iron molecules react when exposed to UV light and prevent complete protection of the skin from radiation. Therefore, it is necessary to opt for preparations that contain chelators – organic compounds that neutralize iron.
Cooling – in case of dehydration, we help the body best and fastest if we drink a lot of plain water (no more than 8 liters a day).
Instant spray – if we use instant spray instead of suntan lotion, you should know that it is correct to apply it if you spray the spray on the skin of the body, face and neck for 15-20 seconds.
Jojoba healer-relieves irritation and protects the skin from free radicals. All products based on jojoba oil are useful.
Skin exposed to the sun- changes on the skin with smooth edges, symmetrical shapes and uniform color are usually harmless. If you notice any unusual appearance on the skin (of those described), consult a doctor.
Medications- Almost half of all medications can increase the sensitivity of the skin to sunburn. Some medications say that you should avoid the sun completely during use. Ask your pharmacist to tell you if the medications you are buying have this side effect.
Protective wipes – allow you to protect yourself from the strong sun at any time if you do not have sunscreen on hand.
Sunglasses-UV rays of the sun also work during cloudy days. Some types of clouds can increase the intensity of UV radiation. Wear sunglasses every time you go out. The shape of the face is an important feature when choosing glasses. People with a round face should avoid round glasses, and focus on straight-line glasses (square). For people with sharp facial lines, round glasses and round, oval and cat-shaped glasses are recommended.
Eyes exposed to the sun – If you have sensitive eyes or wear contact lenses, consider using baby sunscreen to apply on your face. These creams and lotions are resistant to running, sweating and other physical activities, so they will not “enter” your eyes.
Natural SPF (Sun Protection Factor) – labeled sunscreens “naturally” protect the body thanks to mineral ingredients (titanium dioxide and zinc oxide) that create an invisible barrier on the skin surface. The biodegradable version is a less harmful and more environmentally friendly option.
The shelf life of the cream bottle of protective factor will not last more than a few weeks if you use it as it should (a glass of brandy is an adequate measure for the whole body). If you still have cream to use, throw it away after a year. The protective formula is less effective over time and due to heat exposure.
SPF protection factor – is a measure of protection against UVB rays. Dermatologists recommend that the smallest factor that protects from the sun is SPF 30. It allows one of the thirty UVB rays of the sun to reach your skin (which means that you are 97% protected).
Fabrics for sunny days – light-colored clothing and footwear and cotton fabrics offer less protection than lotions with a protection factor of 10. Look for a fabric with a minimum of UPF 30 (UPF is a label by which manufacturers measure the protection provided by a particular fabric).
UV rays – invisible UV light is divided into several wavelengths. You need UVB and UVA protection for the following reasons: UVA light penetrates deeper into the skin. It causes damage that can lead to skin diseases. It is responsible for about 80% of skin aging and skin changes (freckles, blemishes and wrinkles). UVB light leads to redness of the skin. Over time, it can lead to severe skin diseases.
Visible warning light – new research says some forms of light are harmful. Too much HEV light (light waves that give the sky a blue color) can cause the formation of free radicals on the skin which leads to oxidative damage and accelerates the aging process. Minimize the negative effects of HEV light by using preparations that contain antioxidants (which neutralize free radicals before they start producing wrinkles).
Waterproof protection – does not exist. But there are highly waterproof protections that remain on the skin after spraying with water or sweating. Every time you swim outdoors after getting out of the sea, ocean, river, pool or lake, re-apply sunscreen. Wiping with a towel can “remove” even highly resistant sunscreens from the skin.