Sunscreen: how to choose your sunscreen?

To choose your sunscreen, several factors must be taken into account:

> The phototype (from I to VI, according to the color of the hair, the skin and its ability to tan). As a general rule, the clearer the skin, the higher the index to use.

> The conditions of sunshine. The intensity of the ultraviolet radiation varies according to the season, the time, the place, especially for the UVB (the UVA are fairly constant during the day). For exposure at altitude or in the tropics (where UV radiation is vertical) maximum protection is recommended. To take into account also, the degree of reverberation (the water reflects the rays of 20 to 40%, and the snow to 80%).

> The texture. For the face, choose a fluid cream, non-comedogenic; for the body, milks or sprays (oils are not recommended, their texture does not allow to incorporate efficient filters).
At a product of strong index with the thick texture unpleasant and difficult to apply, prefer a product with lower IP but easier to apply.

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Know how to use your sunscreen

Whatever the protection index of your solar ceme, renew the application at least every 2 hours and after each swim.

Even with good sun protection, avoid exposure to hours of sunshine (between 11 and 16 hours).

Once the skin is removed, you can switch to a smaller index, but continue to protect it; the risk in the short term (sunburn) decreases, but the long-term risk (aging and skin cancer) persists.

Do not keep a tube of cream open from one year to another (sunscreens are fragile and do not keep well).

The sunscreen, even of excellent quality and well applied, does not protect optimally. Also, dermatologists advise to protect themselves with clothes and a hat. And look for shade at the hottest and most sunny hours of the day.

After exposure to the sun, it is recommended to rehydrate the skin with an after-sun care.

10 facts about sun allergy

The skin may develop sun allergy in response to unusually high UV-A and / or UV-B radiation .

10 facts about sun allergy

This often happens during the holidays ... unfortunately :(

10 facts about sun allergy

To date, we still do not know why exactly the sun allergy develops.

10 facts about sun allergy

What are the symptoms of sun allergy?

10 facts about sun allergy

The skin becomes red, it is irritated (itching) and can hurt .

10 facts about sun allergy

Most often, these symptoms do not appear immediately, but only hours or even days after exposure to the sun.

10 facts about sun allergy

On which parts of the body does the sun allergy manifest itself?

10 facts about sun allergy

Allergy occurs in areas particularly exposed to the sun : neck, cleavage, arms, back of the hand, legs and face.

10 facts about sun allergy

From person to person, skin lesions caused by sun allergy can take many different forms.

10 facts about sun allergy

In case of suspicion of sun allergy, the doctor must exclude other causes possibly responsible for skin lesions that may be similar to those caused by a sun allergy.

10 facts about sun allergy

How can we treat sun allergy ?

10 facts about sun allergy

The first rule to observe in case of allergy to the sun: protect yourself from the sun ! By avoiding to expose the skin to the sun at first, the symptoms of allergy usually fade without treatment quickly enough.

10 facts about sun allergy

Some special creams and lotions help to relieve symptoms. They usually contain active substances like a little cortisone (or a derivative).

10 facts about sun allergy

An antihistamine medication can lessen the itching .

10 facts about sun allergy

You can prevent sun allergy by slowly getting your skin into more intense sunlight and by providing adequate protection (adequate sunscreen, clothing covering the skin).

To read also our files:
> Prepare your skin well in the sun
> Cancers of the skin: how to avoid them?
> Special beauty essential oils

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