Let’s follow the sun – #sunprotection

We have been waiting for the sunny weather since last September, but now that summer is here we have to boost the (all-year long important) sun protection. Why do we need sun protection? UV radiation from the sun causes sunburn, skin damage, skin cancer and cataracts. It is important to understand UV radiation, so you can protect yourself from the sun’s damaging rays.

Sunlight contains three types of ultraviolet rays:

UVA, UVB, and UVC:

UVA rays cause skin aging and wrinkling and contribute to skin cancer, such as melanoma. Because UVA rays pass effortlessly through the ozone layer, they make up the majority of our sun exposure. Beware of tanning beds because they use UVA rays as well as UVB rays. A UVA tan does not help protect the skin from further sun damage; it just produces color and a false sense of safety.

UVB rays are also dangerous, causing sunburns, cataracts (clouding of the eye lens), and effects on the immune system. They also contribute to skin cancer. Melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, is thought to be associated with severe UVB sunburns that occur before the age of 20. Most UVB rays are absorbed by the ozone layer, but enough of these rays pass through to cause serious damage. UVC rays are the most dangerous, but fortunately, these rays are blocked by the ozone layer and don’t reach the earth.

Understanding SPF

SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor and refers to the theoretical amount of time you can stay in the sun without getting sunburned. For example, an SPF of 15 would allow you to stay in the sun 15 times longer than you could without protection. So, if your skin starts to redden in 20 minutes without sun block, applying a product with SPF 15 increases that time by a factor of 15, meaning you could stay in the sun for 300 minutes. An SPF of 100 does not mean twice the protection of SPF 50. Even an SPF 15 sunscreen blocks over 90 percent of UVB rays, so you don’t need an SPF of 80 or 100 for adequate protection. Proper and repeated application is more important. Reapplying sunscreen does not start the clock over!
So don’t forget at home your sun protection clothing, your sunglasses, your strowhat , parasol, and sunscreens!

VIBES’s choiche for hair:

Hairdresser’s invisible oil family from Bumble & Bumble

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for body: Clinique Body Cream SPF 30

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for face: Bobbi Brown SPF 50 protective face base 

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MAC PREP + PRIME face protect lotion SPF 50

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For the soul: Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche Skinscent

All heat. All desire. All woman.

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4 Responses

  1. Diana says:

    Very useful! Thx

  2. Dalma says:

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