How to protect the skin for sunbathing

Now that we are at the gates of Early summer, and that already begins to make good time, there is no doubt that many people are beginning to worry not only about their figure (many begin the so-called bikini operation), but by their own health of your skin.

And it is that when it comes to enjoying a summer healthy and as healthy as possible, not only is it enough to take care of our nutrition as much as possible from the follow-up of a balanced diet, it is also essential to maintain a good diet skin care.

Especially because during the summer months it is when the sun's ultraviolet rays hit us, so if not we protect the skin as it should be, we can run the risk of suffering from sunburn, sunspots or even the appearance of a more serious illness, such as skin cancer.

How to identify the most suitable photoprotector for your skin

Obviously, Depending on your type of skin, the photoresist or sunscreen that we should use will have a different protection index.

To begin with, especially before you start sunbathing, it is best to choose the most suitable solar photoresist. To know which is best suited to our skin type, we must take into account the following:

  • If you have a very clear skin that never tans and burns easily: protection index greater than 50
  • If you have a skin that tans but burns easily: protection index between 25 and 40.
  • If you have a skin that tans easily: index between 15 and 25.

How to use and apply sunscreen cream

Once we have acquired the sun photoprotector that best suits our type of skin and our shape -or not- to tan, the second step is in Know certain guidelines to keep in mind before facing the sun:

  • Before leaving home and before sunbathing: both when you go out to go for a walk and when you go to sunbathe, it is essential that you put it on your skin always half an hour before going out.
  • Apply it every two hours: when you are already on the beach or in the pool, it is essential that you renew the photoresist at least every two hours.
  • Renew it after leaving the water: when you bathe on the beach or pool, although it is common for the sunscreen to form a protective film precisely so that the cream does not disappear when entering the water, it is advisable to renew it whenever you get out of the water.

Avoid the most dangerous hours of the day

The most dangerous moments of the day for sunbathing are the hours between 12 and 16 hours, since it is the period in which the sun's ultraviolet rays affect more directly, so that damage to our skin can be much older

However, it is normal that most people do not respect this period, especially if they want to spend all day on the beach.

A solution can be to protect ourselves under a large umbrella that provides shade, and continue with the sun protection guidelines that we have indicated in the previous section.

How to avoid sunburn?

It is much simpler than you think, given that the key is to use the right solar photoresist, renewing it whenever it is necessary and not leaving areas of our body without applying it.

It is also fundamental avoid sunbathing at the most dangerous times of the day (as we said, from 12 to 16 hours), so that the degree of exposure does not exceed the capacity that melanin has to protect the skin.

And after sunbathing?

You probably notice your warm skin, since it has been exposed to the sun for several hours.

To rehydrate and nourish it, an ideal option is that after the shower (if possible, with warm or cold water) you apply a little refreshing aloe vera gel, and finally replace it with a little moisturizer.

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