Sunscreen is the first item to go in our beach bag, so we can enjoy our days under the sun in safety.
We all love the bronze color the sun gives our skin every summer. However, those much-desired “bikini lines” – synonyms of summer – harbor many dangers for our health. Burns, dryness, the appearance of discolorations, photo-aging, and spots are only a few of the harmful effects to the skin from too much exposure to the sun. That is why sun protection must be our ultimate priority.
Making the right choice
The right choice of sunscreen is primarily a matter of skin color. Lighter skin needs a higher protection factor (over SPF30), while darker skin requires a lower protection factor (SPF 6-15). The ideal sunscreen must have broad-spectrum filters to absorb both UVA and UVB radiation, to protect from dehydration and to be free of ingredients that may cause skin irritation.
Sunscreen must be applied to clean and dry skin, at least half an hour before exposure to the sun. Depending on its protection factor, we must renew our sunscreen every 2-3 hours and certainly after swimming or sweating.
Beauty tip: Before choosing your sunscreen you must first consider your skin type. If you have oily skin, you must choose a sunscreen lotion, spray or gel. Conversely, dry skins love creams and oils