Everything you need to know about photoprotection

Everything you need to know about photoprotection

Adequate protection from the sun is important for two reasons: medical and aesthetic. The biggest threat to the health risk of developing melanoma. In turn, our beauty worst thing is that as a result of frequent, uncontrollable respectively in contact with the sun, the skin simply aging faster. Let’s look a little closer to the theme.

Stay healthy

Melanoma is one of the most aggressive skin cancer. Every year in Poland approx. 3 thousand. patient learns that he is ill. UV radiation significantly increases the risk of its development. Importantly, it is not always change in pigmentation, visible “to the naked eye.” There are in fact melanomas colorless, almost imperceptible. That’s the main reason why you should exercise moderation and common sense when dealing with the sun.

Especially as it emphasizes Martin Carolina SC Beauty Clinic, by the body to produce sufficient amounts of vitamin D, a man takes only fifteen minutes of sun exposure. – Ideally, if it takes place outside peak UV radiation, and so before 12 noon or after hour 15. In this way, we minimize the risk of future cancer lesions on the skin – explains the expert.

Take care of your beauty

UV radiation, especially UVA radiation, destroys the structure of the skin. Consequently, with age they appear on the so-called. structural wrinkles, unsightly blemishes, dilated blood vessels and pouszkadzane. This leads to a drop in skin resistance, as the UV radiation decreases the activity of immune cells, thereby promoting inflammation.

– As a result of UV radiation there is a permanent extension of the sebaceous glands (pores), because the skin defense against drying. This is why people often use the sun have enlarged pores, telangiectasia (dilated blood vessels), pigmentation, wrinkles and many gray, sallow, flabby skin. It’s all negative aesthetic aspects related to the impact of UV radiation – explains Martin Carolina.

What kind of filter to choose?

What is important is what cosmetics contain in its composition. Therefore, it is not worth guided by what the majority of customers draws attention in the first impulse, so the smell and consistency. It is also good to know that the more expensive cosmetics to the face are usually called. samples that can be tested before buying, seeing how the skin reacts to them.

Same filters can be divided into two types: physical and chemical. How do they differ from each other? Can you clearly identify which one is better? – The first of these reflect UV radiation in the upper layers of the epidermis. Chemical filters while deeply penetrate the skin, there by absorbing UV radiation, which are converted to other compounds. It is believed that the physical filters are safer because they reflect radiation, and chemical – absorb them – explains specialist SC Beauty Clinic.

Others on the face, the other to the body

On the face should apply other cosmetics, filters with higher than on the body. This is because the signs of aging caused by the sun are particularly visible on it. First, pay our attention to the SPF (Sun Protection Factor), which tells you how long you can expose your skin to the sun without risking the creation of erythema. This factor mainly protects the skin against UVB radiation causes the formation of erythema.

Using filters on the face, it is guided by the fact that they were not visible after application. To leave no greasy film on the skin, which is not corresponded with overlay backing. If we have a mixed complexion, it must also be noted that the cosmetic prevent clogging of sebaceous glands (information on this is usually on the package). It is also important to filter into her face is not podrażniał, which also often happens.

Selecting filters for the body, it is good to decide on filters with moisturizing and protective, containing vitamins A, E and D. In the case of this type of cosmetics, as in the case of those used on the face, well worth it to avoid cosmetics fragrances. The components contained therein tend to be highly irritating and sensitizing effect, combined with the action of UV radiation provides very undesirable effects.

What cosmetics for combination skin, acne and dry?

The hardest part is the selection of filters for people with mixed complexion and acne. Such people should pay attention to whether the producer has information on the package that their product does not clog the sebaceous glands and pores. If such information is not given, then the risk of the use of cosmetics for skin is very large. Those with a mixed complexion cosmetics should look for the markings of “invisible” indicating niezatykanie sebaceous glands.

People with dry skin do not have that much to worry about, because all such cosmetics have high moisturizing, protective and so on. I think that this is a typical gel for oily skin, acne. In such cases, we can not trust the declarations of producers as to whether their cosmetic clogs (or not) sebaceous glands, whether in the form of nanoparticles.

How often applied cosmetic filter?

If we want primarily to protect the face, so that no on it to discoloration, UV radiation not penetrated deeply, and so that no damage to the collagen and elastin fibers, it should be done a minimum of half an hour before sun exposure. Then, about every two hours operation must be repeated. As for the necessary amount of cosmetic, the portion size of a pea in the case of the face is absolutely sufficient.

Before dismantling the beach nasmarujmy also parts of the body such as arms and legs. – The preparation generally requires approx. Half an hour to be absorbed, although fotoprotekcja begins right after approx. A quarter – in the case of chemical filters – Carolina cosmetologist explains Martin. – In the case of physical filters which reflect the radiation from the skin, the protective effect is present practically the same application. As for the routing, then you should do it more or less in 2-hour intervals – adds specialist SC Beauty Clinic.

Finally, a good news for women who use cosmetics such as foundations and powders. This type of product usually contain a zinc oxide or titanium dioxide which are usually fillers cosmetic products. Applied to the face, causing the inhibition of the penetration of UV radiation. Using this type of cosmetics in the summer, it will face appeared much less discoloration and freckles, as UV radiation is reflected. So the so-called. It is also a good protection against UV radiation.