Sun is essential for life and benefit for the same. The human being is a source of energy and an essential factor to accelerate absorption of vitamins and minerals; however, long exposure and without any protection to UVA and UVB rays can be very harmful for skin, because it accelerates aging, causes spots formation and at long time, can cause serious diseases such as cancer.
It is possible to minimize the risk of exposure to sunlight using minimum sun protection of 30 SPF (Sun Protection Factor), appropriate clothing and hats or caps to protect head and face, however, it is also important to consider that the whiter the skin, the higher is predisposition to suffer from injuries.
Not to expose yourself to direct sunlight between 10 am and 4 pm, use photo protector every two hours or more if you sweat, do exercise or swim, as well as an enough quantity even in areas where clothes do not cover skin, are basic recommendations to avoid damage for sunlight exposure.
When choosing a photo protection, it is recommended to decide for those that protect against UVA rays (responsible of aging of skin) and UVB (which cause burns) as well as those whose label indicate a high or very high protection factor.
Finally, also the eyes suffer from the effects of long exposure to sun, therefore, it is important to use certified sunglasses with protection against UV rays, even when it is cloudy.
- Avoid being exposed to sun or perform activities outdoors during the highest risk hours without photo protection.
- Do not expose yourself if your skin is very white or more sensitive that normal to UVA and UVB rays.
- Better use clothes of adjusted fibers and dark tones, as well as clothes with protection factor to do exercise.
Always search quality products that guarantee skin protection, which help to maintain it hydrated and be of fast absorption. At Farmapiel® we have two photo protectors of high spectrum indicated for all kinds of skin: SkinPro® Cream FPS30 and SkinPro® Gel FPS30 are facial protectors, and Extreme Sun®, provides protection for the whole body.