We all know the risk we take when we are exposed to the sun but we never stop to enjoy it. Ultraviolet radiation is especially dangerous since it can cause skin aging, and various skin damages. Protecting our skin from the sun is necessary for our good health.
The SPF Factor:
First of all we should understand what the SPF factor means. Initially, the choice of sunscreen should be based on the time of your sun exposure. Without using sunscreen we can all be safe under the sun between 5 and 30 minutes depending on our skin type. The sunscreen multiplies that time. For example if a person can stay safely 5 minutes under the sun and uses a sunscreen with SPF 30 that means that the sunscreen can protect him for 5X30=150 minutes.
Generally,if you want to spend a considerable amount of time under the sun then the sunscreen you will choose should have an SPF above 30.
Read the following tips for the proper use of sunscreen, learn how to choose the best sunscreens for 2015 and what steps you should take before your exposure to the sun:
You should use enough sunscreen on face and body.
You must repeat the process several times, as often as possible.
Always use a high protection factor of SPF 30 or higher.
Always spread the sunscreen about a half before your exposure to the sun to deliver the protection it promises.
Right choice of the best suitable sunscreen for your skin type
For dry skin, choose a moisturizing sunscreen cream which has a rich texture.
For mixed skin, choose a sunscreen emulsion that gives it the moisture it needs without burdening the fat zones.
For those who are involved in sports, choose a sunscreen in spray form.
For oily skin, choose a sunscreen in gel or spray form because these sunscreens are being absorbed quickly by your skin.
For sensitive skin, choose dermocosmetic compositions with high SPF as they tend to cause fewer reactions.
For the face, look for a cream with sunscreen-wrinkle composition for protecting the skin cells and prevent the creation wrinkles and freckles.
Use the proper quantity of sunblock in order to be effective.
Select large sunglasses. Make sure your sunglasses can offer you 100% protection and filter both UVA and UVB.
Food supplements with antioxidants provide extra protection for the skin.
Do not use sunscreen only in summer, but generally when you are exposed to the sun, even in winter.
When you are at the beach wear a wide brimmed hat to cast some extra shadow for your head.