Increasingly high temperatures are announced this summer. As the values grow, solar radiation is very dangerous for the skin. Here’s how to use sunscreen and some mistakes to avoid!
First of all, it’s known that between 11:00 and 16:00 it’s not advisable to stay at the beach, not even under the umbrella, because the sun’s rays are very strong.
Secondly, when you are exposed to the sun, you must follow some protective rules to keep your holiday healthy, but also to keep your skin healthy in the long run.
1. Use too little cream. It’s the first mistake. The entire body should be covered with cream, and the product should be massaged until the skin absorbs it. You should use a generous amount into your hands and massage.
2. The cream is expired. The sunscreen expiration date is important. Sunscreen creams contain ingredients that deteriorate over time. Solar protection will no longer be effective if it’s expired. In addition, bacteria and microbes will penetrate your cream. It’s good to read the prospectus carefully and to keep it properly. Don’t use sunscreen from the last year.
3. Apply only SPF make-up products. A 2 in 1 SPF foundation, may seem practical, but that doesn’t mean it works. One part of the problem is the amount: a little quantity of foundation isn’t the equivalent of the cream you apply on your face. No woman apply so much foundation on her skin in order to supply a sufficient amount of sunscreen.
4. Use sunscreen only at the beginning of the day. If you stay in the sun, your sunscreen will be effective for up to two hours. The skin uses the active ingredients of the cream, and it ends in time. Sweating or water causes the cream to wipe off even more quickly. Apply the cream every hour and wait a few minutes to get into the water.
5. Rely on water-resistant creams. There are no fully waterproof creams or sunscreen lotions. Based on the tests, it has been proven that a waterproof sunscreen is effective between 40 and 80 minutes. After this period, the cream should be applied again.
6. Apply the cream only when you are exposed to the beach. If it’s a cloudy day doesn’t mean you don’t have to use sunscreen. UV rays penetrate through clouds and fog and burn your skin. UV rays are invisible: they don’t smell, they don’t taste, you don’t feel them, you don’t hear them, you don’t see them. People tend to use protective creams only when the sun burns.