Taking care of your skin is a day by day job

Even though we had a mild winter, without negative temperatures with high values and without snow as before, we all waited for summer to come, to enjoy the sun and water.

Contrary to many people’s beliefs, sunscreen is recommended to be used all year round, as long as we are exposed to the sun.

The use of sunscreen not only reduces the risk of skin cancer and burns, but also reduces the effect of premature skin aging.

We want to buy a cream / lotion to protect us.

What we need to know:

There are two main components of every sunscreen, namely the active ingredient and the emulsion. The active ingredient has a protective role and is of two types:

UV absorbers – chemicals that absorb UV radiation and convert it to a very low level of heat. UV absorbers are also called “organic” because they contain carbon atoms, a basis for all organic matter. Some absorb the UVB part of the spectrum, which is known to cause sunburn and contribute to the risk of skin cancer. Others absorb the UVA part of the spectrum. Recent research suggests that longer UVA wavelengths not only penetrate the deep layers of the skin, but also contribute to skin cancer by compromising the immune response to DNA damage. For this reason, “broad-spectrum” sunscreen is recommended, as it provides the best protection.

UV reflectors – made up of oxides, such as zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, which absorb and disperse UV radiation.

The products contain between one and six active ingredients.
The emulsion, in the form of lotion, milk, cream, foam, oil or gel is the one that carries the active ingredient. It is usually composed of a combination of oil and water. These are important because they ensure the strength of the product. It also affects water resistance, how sunscreen feels, smells or how well it penetrates the skin.

What does SPF mean and how is it measured?

Sunscreen acts like a protective film.

Depending on the product, it allows a greater or lesser amount of UV radiation on the skin.

SPF is the sun protection factor. It is measured by how much UV radiation passes through it and reaches the skin. The higher the number, the less radiation passes through it.

An SPF of 30 allows a third of the radiation to reach the skin. This means that it filters 96.7% of the radiation. An SPF of 50 filters 98% of the radiation, the difference between the two is not very big.

The sun protection factor (SPF) is, in theory, the time required for a sunburn; for example, with a product with a sun protection factor of 30 it will take 30 times longer for a burn to occur than in the absence of protection.

What does SPF mean by UVA rating?

The higher the SPF, the more UVA protection a sunscreen should provide. SPF 15-25 is rated “moderate”, 30-50 is “high” and offers “broad spectrum” UVA and UVB protection.
How is sunscreen applied?

At the microscopic level, the skin is uneven. Applying sunscreen 20 minutes before exposure allows the product to reach all the “grooves” of the skin and stick properly to the skin.

Many products recommend repeating every two hours. This should be seen as painting a wall. The first coat has a reasonable coating, but a new application, 20-30 minutes later, after the first has dried, provides a much better coating.

Also, use a lot of product, most people use too little. Approximately 35 ml are required for one application.
Apply every two hours or more often if you are active, even if the product claims to be water resistant for four hours. Also check the expiration date of the product.
You need to take other precautions, such as a hat, a shady area, and appropriate clothing. The strongest and most harmful solar radiation is between 12:00 and 16:30.
Source: theconversation.com

The Dr. Soleil range of sunscreens offers a sunscreen with UVA / UVB filter between 25-50 SPF.

Antioxidant-rich green tea extract protects the skin from harmful radiation.
It penetrates quickly into the skin and has a protective, moisturizing and antioxidant effect.

Grape seed oil has a tonic and invigorating effect on the skin, having the quality of being absorbed quickly, the skin becoming elastic and non-greasy.

Sun cream for copying as natural active ingredients sea buckthorn oil and marigold with a strong moisturizing effect. Natural color due to sea buckthorn oil.

Dr. Soleil Soothing Sunburn Gel is a soothing treatment with a moisturizing and cooling effect. May reduce the effects of minor burns or skin irritations.

Immediately soothes sunburn and the sting caused by them.
Prevents flaking (peeling) after burns and promotes rapid healing. It has a calming, refreshing and invigorating effect.
Contains sea buckthorn oil and wheat germ oil as natural active ingredients.

Dr. Soleil beach body milk ensures evenness and maintenance of the tan. Its role is to intensively moisturize the skin and has an invigorating effect.
As natural active ingredients it contains Aloe Vera extract with anti-inflammatory and cell regeneration effect as well as Marigold extract with calming, revitalizing and nourishing properties.