Imagine a cold smoothie, a sandy beach and the fresh breeze of the waves…and now imagine the sun burning your skin!
Yes, the sun can do a lot of damage if we don’t pay attention.
A tan skin looks very well, of course.
However, we have to learn how to have a tan without affecting the health of our skin. This depends on where we are located, on how strong the sun is and on the type of skin we have.
This is our ‘escape. It is with the help of a good sunscreen that we prevent skin diseases. There are two major categories of sunscreens on the market.
Firstly, a sunscreen can have a chemical filter. In a few words, it means that these filters form a barrier between sun rays and the inner layers of the skin. Secondly, we can purchase a sunscreen that contains physical filters. Basically, the cream becomes our ‘second skin’ and mirrors the sun rays so that they don’t penetrate the skin. There are also sunscreens that successfully combine these two systems, so to say.
Why we should use such a cream?
Well, the reason is very simple: it protects us from ultraviolet radiations. UVB are radiations of type B and UVA of type A. Both penetrate the skin and can do a lot of damage. Specialists recommend that we use a sunscreen that works two ways, so to say.
The SPF we see written on many bottles refers to the strength of the filter against the second type of ultraviolet radiations, UVB. However, no matter how high the SPF, no sunscreen can protect you 100% from the bad sun rays.
For this reason, you should avoid sitting under the sun between 11.00am and 3.00pm. As for the amounts necessary, an adult should use between 30g and 40 g while for a child 20 g are sufficient.
Storage conditions are important for this cream. You can keep it in the fridge or in any other cold and dry place. So, now you know the basics on this issue…it is high time to get a healthy tan!
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