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Sunscreens - when and why to use them?

Sunscreens are an essential part of every summer. Unfortunately, we often start using sunscreens slightly later, and not just when the sun is at its peak, in May-June, when we want to spend more time sunbathing in the fresh air. Is this the right thing to do? How should you really use sun creams and how do you choose the right ones?

Cream with SPF, is it necessary every day?

Although the best way to avoid the negative effects of sun exposure is to avoid being outdoors between 11am and 4pm on particularly sunny days during the summer, and to seek shade at all times, it is understandable that this is not possible for everyone, due to the peculiarities of their daily routine and habits. So the only way to protect yourself is by using sunscreens with UVA and UVB filters, which provide effective protection for your skin.

The strength of this protection is determined by the number on the cream packaging. SPF 15 is the weakest and SPF 50 the strongest. On the hottest days of summer, when actively sunbathing, it is always advisable to choose sunscreens with SPF 50, especially for the face, neck and décolletage. These areas are the most sensitive and easily damaged.

One of the main issues that arises when it comes to sunscreens is the frequency of their use. Should I apply sunscreen every day, every morning? Or should it be only when we go sunbathing or when we are going to spend a lot of time outdoors in the sun? The answer is quite simple - sunscreens with SPF protect your skin from ultraviolet rays, so even if you are not going to spend the whole day at the beach, applying sunscreen is a must in summer.

Sunscreens with colour

If you desire a faster, more effective, more even tan, and you haven't had a chance to earn it from nature yet this summer, you can always opt for tinted sunscreen with SPF. Sunscreens with bronzers give you a natural tanned skin tone, eliminate unevenness and hide any pigmented blemishes.

Choosing a tinted cream is not difficult. Unlike powder or foundation, sunscreens are suitable for almost all skin tones, so you won't have to spend a lot of time matching your skin tone to the right product. A bronzer can be used as a single product or applied last after a daily moisturizer, serum or lotion.

Protective creams for children

Sunscreens for children should be natural and preferably organic. Children's skin is extremely sensitive and permeable to the products applied to it, so they should not contain irritating, strong chemical ingredients that could cause allergic reactions.

When choosing a sunscreen for child, it is very important to pay attention to the type of protective filters listed in the sunscreen. A product made with chemical filters will only work on the skin itself, on the top layer, so it is not recommended even for adults with normal skin. On the other hand, a cream with mineral filters is recommended specifically for people with sensitive, allergic skin, as their action is based on blocking the sun's harmful rays. For this reason, protection based on mineral filters is best suited for children.

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