Moderate exposure to sunlight is beneficial and even necessary for a healthy body. But the excess of the sun can cause great harm to health and beauty. The skin ages prematurely, becomes rough and flabby. The risk of developing skin cancer increases. People with thyroid disorders or with tumor processes are simply not allowed to sunbathe. Therefore, you need to know how to protect yourself from unwanted sun exposure.
You will need
- – sunscreen cosmetics for skin and hair;
- – light clothing with long sleeves;
- – headdress with fields;
- – солнечные очки.
Use sunscreen for skin that is capable of reflecting harmful sun rays. Each means has a protection factor. It is indicated by the letters SPF and numbers, for example, SPF-15. Children and people with fair skin need to use only the means with high security factors, from SPF-30 and above. When buying a sunscreen, be sure to pay attention to the expiration date. Lubricate the open skin with plenty of cream for 15-20 minutes before exposure to the sun. Apply new cream after each bath. Pay special attention to the nose, cheekbones, lips, ears, shoulders, chest and knees – usually these places are sunbathing first.
Не пренебрегайте солнцезащитной косметикой по уходу за волосами. Они тоже страдают от воздействия солнца. Не планируйте на лето окраску и завивку волос, как можно реже пользуйтесь феном. Находясь на открытом солнце, всегда прячьте волосы под головной убор.
Try not to be in the sun in the period of intense radiation – from 11 to 16 hours. If you are on the beach, always choose places with an umbrella, or settle in the thick shade of trees. After bathing, dry yourself with a towel, as the drops left on the body act as miniature lenses and can trigger a burn.
Give preference to spacious light clothing that covers the main body part. If the walk under the scorching sun can not be canceled, stock up an umbrella from the sun. Protect your eyes with quality sunglasses, do not skimp on your health.
Use at night a cream with vitamin C, it will prevent the appearance of pigment spots. Limit the intake of sulfonamides, tetracyclines, diuretics and antihistamines. Refuse for the summer period from oral hormonal contraceptives. All these drugs significantly increase the sensitivity of the skin to the sun.