Improper exposure to sunlight is the main cause of many skin diseases. The managers are harmful ultraviolet radiation (UV) which are divided in turn into UVA and UVB.
Not everyone may know that it is not necessary to go to the beach to undergo potentially harmful exposure to sunlight; even the ordinary citizen sun can destroy the skin’s surface cells. For this reason, it is very important to protect it at all times, not only on seaside holiday.
Here are ten rules to safeguard the most of our skin from ultraviolet rays …
Use a sunscreen even in the city
The recommended SPF is at least 15, to be increased in case of direct exposure or particularly fair skin. The use of sunscreen reduces the risk of skin diseases by 50%. For a better effectiveness, the application must be made at least 15 minutes before going out.
Protection reapplied several times during the day
To make its ongoing effectiveness, sunscreen must be applied every two hours or more often if you dive into the water or sweat.
If you have very fair skin, a good way to prepare exposure solar and limit any damage it is to slather a layer of protection the night before: this method helps to better absorb the product to increase the protective power.
Do not forget the lips
The lips are often overshadowed when it comes to defend against UV. It’s important to take care of applying a protective balm suitable for the purpose. In the market, there are many suitable for all needs.
Wear a hairsbreadth
The sun’s rays are more intense in the hours ranging from ten in the morning until four in the afternoon. If you are exposed to the sun during this time, you should wear a hat that can cover us partially face.
Protect even the less visible areas
Often people forget to protect from the sun spots like the ears, hairline, décolleté and hands. These areas thus become an excellent target for ultraviolet rays.
Do not underestimate the reflected rays
Remember that sun umbrellas or the trees leave pierce some ultraviolet ray, are therefore not a totally effective screen. Also, they do not protect against the incidence of the rays reflected on the sand or on the ground. Be careful then to those parts most prone to receive indirect solar beams body, such as the chin, particularly vulnerable in these cases.
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Remain exposed too many hours in a row in the sun, not only it does not guarantee quick tan, but exponentially increases the risk of skin diseases. Better to proceed slowly to allow the melanin to get used to carry out its protection work.
Do not use also solar oils that promise to promote a tan these products in fact increase the harmful effects of UV.
Do not be fooled by clouds
The sun is always present, even on gray days. The clouds do not inhibit the sun and UV rays can easily to cross them. It should therefore protect the skin even when the sky is cloudy.
Beware of drugs
Some antibiotics and diuretics can make the skin very sensitive to sunlight and increase the risk of burns or disease. If you are being treated with similar products, so remember to seek the advice of your doctor before exposure.
It may seem like the best shortcut to have a healthy and tanned complexion, but undergo treatments with tanning lamps is likely to be very damaging. These machines fact produce UVA rays that penetrate the skin even more than UVB.
It takes very little to enjoy all the benefits of the sun on your skin without risking our health. By following these simple tips, you can give to its rays with the right awareness and not to expect surprises.Tags: prevent skin diseases