It is no longer fashionable to tan, but to protect yourself from the sun! Ok but why? Here are some valid reasons for you…
It is no longer fashionable to tan, but to protect yourself from the sun! What you should do to protect yourself from the sun.
What should I do to protect myself from the sun?
When you think of sunlight, two structural compounds called UV-A and UV-B should come to mind. While UV-A rays affect our skin most of the day, UV-B rays are the type of light that is most effective at midday. While UV-A rays play an important role in skin blemishes and aging, UV-B rays are among the causes of skin burns and subsequent skin cancers. To say that we are all affected differently by the sun’s rays, Dr. Specialist from the Dermatology Department of Çamlıca Erdem Hospital. Burcu Barutcugil: “Long-term, unprotected sun exposure can lead to significant conditions such as skin spots, skin aging, and skin cancer as we age.”
How to choose your sunscreen?
Specialist Dr. Burcu Barutcugil tells us what we should pay attention to when choosing sunscreen…
- When choosing a sunscreen, we should choose products that contain both UV-A and UV-B filters. Sunscreens should be chosen according to skin type and skin phototype. The phototype is determined by the reaction of our skin to the sun according to our skin color. Fair-skinned and red-skinned people blush quickly and do not tan easily. People with this phototype should favor products with a very high protection factor.
- Another important issue to consider when choosing sunscreen is skin type. If your skin is dry, prefer cream-type products with a denser consistency, while people with oily, acne-prone skin will prefer the more fluid, oil-free emulsion-type forms.
- Exposure to a small amount of sunlight can initially have a drying antibacterial effect and reduce acne on the skin. However, with increased sun exposure, the oil production of the skin will change, and with increased dead skin formation on the skin, clogging of your pores, i.e. ie the formation of blackheads, will occur. Also, the sun can make your acne darker and cause blemishes.
- If your skin is oily and prone to acne, you should choose oil-free products.
- If you have allergic skin, it is better to choose mineral sunscreens that are odorless and contain the fewest chemicals.
What you need to do for healthy skin
- You need to eat healthy, drink plenty of water and herbal tea.
- You should use cleansers and moisturizers that are appropriate for your skin type and age.
- In your selection of moisturizers, you should choose age-appropriate products, and if you have a skin condition, you should choose situation-specific products (such as acne, skin vasculature, eczema).
- Being under an umbrella in the summer is not completely enough to protect yourself from the sun’s rays. Even if you are in the shade, you absolutely must use sun protection products.
- Especially between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., you should not go out in the sun if possible. When you go out in the sun, you should definitely wear wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses.
- If you are fair-skinned, blonde, or red-haired, you should definitely take extra protective measures with light-colored, thin, but long-sleeved clothing.
- Before exposing yourself to the sun, you must be careful about the use of makeup products and perfumes that can stain your skin. If you are going to use makeup products, you should apply the sunscreen product at least 15-20 minutes before and then use your makeup products.
- Do not forget ! Even high factor sunscreens only protect against the harmful effects of the sun for a limited time. You should repeat your barrier cream application after an average of 2 to 4 hours. If you come into contact with water such as facial cleanser, swimming pool, sea, do not forget to reapply your cream immediately afterwards.
- Change your sunscreen products that you bought a long time ago and were exposed to heat, as their effects may diminish.