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How to protect the skin from the sun?

  • The most beautiful and useful tan is lightTan with golden tint. Start taking sun baths should be gradually. In order not to get a skin burn on the first day, start to sunbathe in the morning or in the shade. From 12 to 15 hours in the Russian climate, the sun is the most active.
  • In windy weather, the burn is easiest to obtain. The wind cools the skin, and you will not notice how you get a burn.
  • Permanent moistening of the skin with water will also lead to undesirable consequences. Droplets of water intensify the solar effect, since they act as lenses.
  • To sunbathe on the skin evenly throughout the body, it is better not to sunbathe on a chaise longue, but in motion.
  • On return from the beach it is recommended to take a showerAnd always apply to the skin cream "after sunbathing", or moisturizing milk, or cream. If the burn could not be avoided, then it is possible to use some means: apply sour milk, cologne, vodka, potato juice or camomile infusion to damaged areas.

Ideal skin protection are special cream, Having a sun protection effect. They protect the skin from the harmful effects of rays AAnd B types, which is called a wide spectrumAction of this drug. Unfortunately, most protective creams have protective properties only from type B sun rays. Ingredients that make up this cream are able to absorb and / or reflect the sun's rays. A high quality protective cream should have a moisturizing effect, and also contain antioxidants.

Funds protection coefficient Is denoted by the letters SPF and a number, for example,SPF-15. Figures show a time that exceeds the time of safe exposure to the sun. This time depends on the intensity of solar radiation and the type of human skin.

Without a protective cream, people can be in the sun for the following periods of time:

  • If you are the owner of a supersensitive skin, thenYour skin is not able to tan, it immediately burns. Basically, these are people with red hair and freckles. Safe time of stay under the bright rays of the sun will be 5-10 minutes.
  • Blondes with sensitive skin can be in the bright sun for 10-20 minutes.
  • Holders of dark blond hair and shatens with normal skin type - from 20 to 30 minutes.
  • If the color of your hair is chestnut or dark, and the skin is swarthy, then the safe time of exposure to sunlight is about 40 minutes.

For example: If you burn in the sun in 10 minutes, thenSunscreen with SPF-8 protection indicators will allow to stay in the sun for 80 minutes. In a greater degree, you will be protected from B-rays, and protection from A-rays will pass to a lesser extent. These drugs can not protect the skin by 100%, and the protection time is very limited. Use these protective cream to prolong the residence time in the sun is not worth it.

When buying a sunscreen Pay special attention to the expiration date. Storage of such funds in a warm place contributes to the loss of their protective properties. To date, many make-up cosmetics under makeup have SPF filters in their composition. However, they are designed for short exposure to sunlight. In cases where the time spent in the sun can be prolonged, it is necessary to use special cream for solar protection.

For the Russian climate it is recommended to use the following filters:

Skin Type

First days

The following days

Very sensitive

SPF 20-30

SPF 15-20


SPF 12-15

SPF 8-12



SPF 6-8



SPF 4-6

Means with SPF-factor must be previously applied, for 20-30 minutes before the release, plentifully applied to the open areas of the body. Do not rub the cream. It is necessary for the skin to form a visible film. Repeat the procedure for applying the cream every two hours or after leaving the water. Particular attention should be paid to quickly burnable areas of the body: nose, cheekbones, lips, ears, shoulders, chest, waist, knees, back of the lower leg. If for any reason you did not have a special protective cream on hand, then it can be replaced with vegetable oils - olive, corn or sunflower. Fats of mineral origin are not suitable for protecting the skin from the sun.

Do not rely only on sunscreen. Hat, sunglasses and light clothing will beProtect you from exposure to ultraviolet radiation is not less. Clothing should be chosen from polyester and dark tones. It is noticed that dark clothes can protect better from the sun, rather than light. No matter how strange it may seem, knitted things for protection are preferable to clothes made from cloth. Materials consisting of two layers have twice the protective properties, and wet clothing loses similar qualities almost threefold. On hot days it is better to give preference to loose clothes from dense material. The folds of this garment intensify the sun protection effect. As a headdress, it is recommended to use a hat with wide margins. The ideal option to protect yourself from exposure to sunlight will be in the shade.

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