n our country August is synonymous with holidays, beach and sun, lots of suns. If this week you take your bags to go to the coast or an island, where the beach will be your hobby for hours, you can not forget sunscreen cream, an essential measure of caution.
The Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU) ensures that there are many beneficial effects of the sun, but in excess, it can be harmful. Therefore, he warns that it is essential to adopt basic precautionary measures: the first is to use a good sunscreen.
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What sunscreen is better?
After the cold and the rain of the winter months, there is nothing more pleasant than exposing yourself to the heat of the sun: besides giving the skin a golden tint, in fact, the sun’s rays improve the mood and help the body to produce the precious vitamin D . However, all too often we forget that exposure to the sun can also carry significant risks, especially if it is too long or takes place without adequate protection.
What to keep in mind before buying a sun cream for the face or legs?
The sun protection factor or SPF
One of the most important characteristics of sunscreen is its protection factor, also known as SPF (Sun Protection Factor); is a numerical value that expresses how much the time of solar exposure can be increased before a sunburn occurs ; This means, for example, that a sunscreen with a protection factor of 50 should allow exposure to sunlight for 50 times longer than is normally expected to avoid sunburn in the absence of protection.
- SPF 6-10: low protection;
- SPF 15-20-25: medium protection;
- SPF 30-50: high protection;
- SPF 50+ : very high protection.
Another factor to consider before buying a sunscreen is its phototype; is a classification used in dermatology, which takes into account individual physical characteristics such as ethnic origin, eye color, hair color and the type of reaction to exposure to ultraviolet rays.
- Phototype I: light blond or red hair, light eyes, a very light complexion that tends to develop erythema when exposed to the sun;
- Phototype II: blond or light brown hair, light eyes, a light complexion that tends to burn easily;
- Phototype III: dark hair, a medium complexion that gets warm from time to time;
- Phototype IV: dark hair, skin prone to darkness, rarely darkened;
- Phototype V: dark hair and eyes, an olive complexion that scar very rarely;
- Phototype VI: dark hair and eyes, very dark/black complexion that never gets hot.
Let’s see in detail what are the main types of sun protection products currently on the market :
- Sunscreen: This is probably the most classic and popular sunscreen. It is characterized by a dense and full-bodied consistency that makes it a little more difficult to spread, so you must work for a long time with your hands during the application, on the other hand, just because it is very dense, the sunscreen is characterized by good adhesion and strength in the body. Some sun creams of this type are a little greasy and may not be ideal for particularly oily or shiny skin, while in general sun creams are perfect for those who have a skin that dries easily;
- Solar milk: milk differs from cream only in its consistency. In fact, it is a sunscreen that contains a high percentage of water, so its texture is more liquid and easier to extend. On the other hand, solar milk is not particularly resistant and has to be reapplied more often during the day;
- Solar spray: Just like solar milk, the spray is quite liquid. Its application, however, is even simpler and faster, since it can be sprayed on the skin reaching even the most difficult points. For this reason, solar spray is ideal for the protection of the body;
- Solar Gel: Compared with sunscreen, the solar gel has a light and fresh consistency that absorbs quickly but tends to dry the skin a little. For this reason, solar gels are especially suitable for those people who have oily or shiny skin;
- Solar oil: While in the past solar oils were used to accelerate tanning and were free of UV filters, today the problem has changed drastically. Many cosmetics companies, in fact, have started offering solar oils with a very high SPF, whose protection is as effective as that of traditional creams. In particular, oils are especially recommended in the case of dry skin or tend to dehydrate when exposed to sunlight: its fat and nutritional consistency, in fact, can protect the skin making it smooth and smooth at the same time;
- Solar Stick: These solar filters have a very dense and creamy consistency. Their shape makes them especially suitable for areas of precision such as the lips and the eye area and can be used on all skin types.