In the last century, a tan was considered a sign of health, high status and the ability to relax carefree. Especially for those who live in northern latitudes. And yet, the sun can be considered our friend? Pretty arbitrary. Of course, it promotes the synthesis of vitamin D. Its deficiency causes problems with the immune system, the musculoskeletal system, and the psycho-emotional state.
On the other hand, dermatologists are sure that there is no healthy tan – ultraviolet radiation:
- increases the risk of developing melanoma;
- promotes photoaging;
- causes hyperpigmentation.
Chemist 4U recommends taking care of your skin dependably. Moreover, protection from ultraviolet radiation should be not only in summer. This applies to all seasons. Especially if you are going to rest in warm countries in winter. In scientific terms, the inhabitants of the northern latitudes are not genetically adapted to high temperatures. Naturally, in such conditions, the skin will suffer greatly. The same goes for ski resorts. The sun reflects off the snow cover, amplifying energy by 80-85%. Therefore, the face will suffer. Plus, sudden changes in temperature on the surface of the skin contribute to the rupture of small fibers. Because of this, it cracks. Chemist 4U emphasizes that the soft tissues of the face require protection almost all the time.
Let’s look at the types of solar radiation. There are two types of ultraviolet rays – A and B. There is also a third type of UVC rays, but this is already solar radiation in space.
Types of solar radiation
Penetrate clouds and glass, do not cause burns, but are dangerous to the skin because:
destroy collagen and damage the DNA of cells;
lead to premature aging;
They stimulate the formation of melanin in the skin and are responsible for tanning. They also cause sunburn and can cause skin cancer.
Three reasons to use sunscreen all year round
Chemist 4U recommends using sunscreen all year round. And that’s why:
- even in winter, 80% of the rays reflected from the snow can damage the skin;
- harmful UVA rays penetrate car windows, windows in the office and apartment (strange as it may seem, but in winter people who work indoors are at risk. It is they who receive an increased dose of ultraviolet radiation);
- in an airplane at high altitude, the radiation intensity increases many times (this applies to people who fly a lot to work in other countries);
- also relevant for vacationers in other climatic zones (the climate and the level of exposure to ultraviolet radiation can play a cruel joke. It is after the winter holidays that many people return with skin problems).
What does SPF mean?
When choosing a sunscreen in Chemist 4U, you should consider:
- your phototype;
- skin type;
- degree of protection.
The last point deserves special attention – the degree of protection against UV rays.
SPF 15 blocks 93% of UV rays and 7% still penetrates the skin.
SPF 30 – 97% UV rays.
SPF 50 and above – 98% UV rays.
It is worth mentioning the means that must be used:
- milk for face and body – suitable for sensitive and allergy-prone skin, protects against UVA and UVB rays. The photostable formula is resistant to water for about 40 minutes. Protects against photoaging, pigmentation, photodermatosis;
- sunscreens – protect the skin from type A and B rays, help fight hyperpigmentation and moisturize. In this case, you need to update the protection every two hours;
- creams with mineral filters – have a high degree of protection against broad spectrum rays. The water resistance and non-greasy texture make the lotion suitable for sensitive and acne-prone skin. Contains no oils, fragrances, parabens or silicones. They have a toning effect.
Chemist 4U encourages you to take care of yourself and love yourself. Take care of your health. This is a resource that no amount of money can buy!