Why is SPF so important for our skin?!
I always very shocked to see people who are sunburned, laying in the sun to get the ultimate tan, without even thinking about sunscreen.
There is different solar radiation some are visible and others not. The ultraviolet radiation is very interesting when it comes to sunscreen. Especially the UVA and UVB radiation. I will explain to you, which radiation can cause which skin problems.
The UVA radiation causes the skin ageing (so called Photoaging). The sun is the biggest influence that cause skin ageing. Because of the UVA we get a fast and direct tan but it doesn´t last long. The radiation causes redness on the skin and gets also through glass.
The UVB radiation invades deeper into the skin and can easier cause sink cancer. Because of the UVB radiation the tan doesn´t fade as quickly. They cause sunburns in the three various stages.
The skin can protect itself naturally, for example the hair on your head, the sweat, the pigments in your skin. The skin owns repair mechanisms to heal itself but you shouldn´t rely on that.
It is important to protect your skin with sunscreen because we often underestimate the intensity of the sun and it happens fast to get sunburned. You can easy get overwhelmed to choose the right SPF. There is a formula to calculate the right SPF.
The skins natural protecting time x SPF = the time you can stay in the sun without getting sunburned. The skins natural protecting time is the time you can stay in the sun without getting red, without a tan or a sunscreen on. Usually lighter skin toned people can stay 3 min. or more and deeper skin toned people up to 40 min in the sun without getting red.
Even if the sunscreens claim to be waterproof, you still should put on sun cream after swimming to make sure not to burn your skin. Like I said not putting sunscreen on can cause skin cancer and you have the one skin your whole life so you should take diligent care.
Sunscreen is also important in the winter, because it is about the ultraviolet radiation that has a considerable influence on our skin.
My favorite Face-sunscreen is the Anthelios XL SPF 50+ Fluid, ultra-light sunscreen-fluid. The fluid doesn´t leave a white residue, it is not thick and it sinks in the skin very fast and after that you can´t feel it on the skin.
So, don´t forget to put on your sunscreen!