Facts and myths that you need to know before sunbathing.
Burned red look is not good for the skin. Even if you do not burn the skin and even if you’re behind a window in the sun can damage your skin. It’s the UVA and UVB radiation. These are two different radiations. Sunlight consists for the greatest part of UVA radiation and UVB radiation from a small portion, and these two separately each have a different effect on the skin. UVA rays penetrate deeply into the skin and are therefore the most dangerous. This includes damages to the skin from within and makes for aging. That is why the ‘A’ also for ‘aging’. UVB rays provide burning of the skin, but also brown by this radiation. The ‘B’ is therefore both for ‘burning’ and for ‘tanning’. that is the basics that you need to know.
Here are some facts and myths i hear all the time:
”A day cream with factor 20 should be enough if I go into the sun ”
Day creams from various manufacturers more frequently contain a sunscreen. This factor indicates just how strong rays protect your facial skin from UVB. So you are hardly protected against the harmful effects of UVA rays. When you find yourself in the bright sunshine, My advice is to use a moisturizer over a broad spectrum sunscreen, that is, an agent that protects against both UVA and UVB rays. If you find this to thick only use the sunscreen.
“During ski holidays I do not smearing my face skin, the UV index is still lower”
This is one of the great misconceptions about tanning. Especially in the mountains you have good rub your face. We should do so for several reasons. In the mountains, the sun radiation up to two times higher than in their own country. This is because at high altitudes, the UV radiation up to 30% stronger than at sea level. Also reflecting off the white snow over 80% of the sun’s rays so that the radiation is stronger. In the mountains the air is much cleaner through which the UV radiation is less restrained. You are also just outside a lot during that time which to process your facial skin receives relatively much UV radiation. Because most people in the winter months (February and March) go to skiing resorts the skin is not yet hardened against the sun. Your skin is relatively thin and little pigmented. Just then the skin is particularly vulnerable to burns and DNA damage. Finally: do not forget that solar power is not related to the temperature. The sun on a clear and cool day be as strong as on a hot day. The advice is therefore to ski vacations during your facial skin and lips to smear the second time with a high factor (SPF 30 or higher)
“If I were a self-tanning product on my skin grease I do not need sunscreen to use more”
Self-tanning agents to the skin to give a brown or orange-brown hue but do not protect against sunburn. They contain no sunscreens that can block UV rays. So if you use a self-tanning agent is even more important over it to use a sunscreen with a high factor.
“When I turned brown after sun I do not need sunscreen to use more”
Research has shown that the bronzed color of people with white skin is equal to a maximum of SPF 5. Despite the brown color is therefore still possible skin burns and incur DNA damage. So you still run the risk of getting a skin cancer and skin aging. The vast majority of the people who are now walks around with a skin cancer even has a sun-tanned and thus a damaged skin. A brown color is thereby an unwanted camouflage for the doctor. If you get a skin cancer (which is usually red in color) or melanoma (this is usually brown or black in color) it falls to the person and sometimes difficult to recognize the doctor. The risk therefore exists that you only recognize the skin cancer at a late stage with all its consequences. The advice is to still use a sunscreen regularly and shadow to look even if you are (deep) tanned by the sun.
“The skin must be fine red before I could be brown”
When the skin becomes red during or after sunbathing, this means that there is visible damage to the DNA of the skin cells. So there are broken or gone died skin cells. When this occurs more frequently in the course of the years, some damaged skin cells can be malignant with the formation of a skin cancer as a result. The fact that your skin turns red first before browning is a sign that your skin type can simply not good against the sun. It is better to rub the skin with a sunscreen factor with a high protection factor (SPF 30 or higher *), which does not burn the skin and yet to brown slightly.
”In a sunscreen last year’s filters are less effective”
Sunburn is according to dermatologist Huib van Heest of Cooperation Responsible Suns a seasonal product, with an expiration date. The factor decreases as you longer using the cream. So at the end of the season you’d better throw the tubes, then take the risk to burn up there the year by the outdated cream.
”If you let sunburn in the sun, the factor goes down”
If your bottle of sunscreen in the sun, the cream is aging faster and reduces the protective effect. You can put a tube best kept in a bag in the dark or in shadow.
”You need to re-rub 2 to 3 hours”
Although you SPF 15 x 20 sum may persist with anointing, you have to rub yet more often than necessary. We lubricate namely never good enough. Moreover, the synthetic compounds in sunscreen do there about a half hour to draw well. Often you have in that half hour with your towel, your swimsuit or sand wiped the cream accidentally before it is withdrawn. And then you get that rotten burned pieces at the straps of your bikini. Due to reapply about every 2 to 3 hours, you are most sure that every part of the skin is still protected.
”Waterproof Cream less often to be applied”
The advantage of a waterproof cream is that it is more resistant to water (provided it is properly withdrawn before the children running into the sea). But also for a so-called. Waterproof cream all valid reasons mentioned above are a regular cream.
”An expensive sunscreen protects your skin against the sun better than a cheap bottle”
All brands sunscreen must meet certain conditions, so in terms of sun protection creams work quite the same. Where the differences often is in, the perks that a sunscreen of an expensive brand, such as substances that provide skin hydration for example, or a finer flavor or texture. But an SPF factor of 30 from one brand, protects nothing but a bottle with a SPF factor of 30 from another brand.
Another important tip for choosing a good sunscreen with adequate UVA protection is the Boots UVA Star logo. As you know, the sun protection factor (SPF) of a sunscreen only shows the level of UVB protection and it says basically nothing about the amount of UVA protection. Europe must because of European directives all sunscreens have UVA protection of at least 1 / 3rd of the SPF declared, but how exactly do you get that you do not know.
The Boots UVA star rating system is an officially licensed logo indicating how much UVA protection a sunscreen gives in proportion to the stated SPF. The rating ranges from one star (minimum) to 5 stars (Ultra). With a 5 * protection is the ratio of UVA / UVB protection at least 0.9. This is very high, and almost uniform with the SPF so. These tests must be conducted according to a strict protocol, and only then the correct logo may be used.
See you next time.