USER MANUAL: HOW TO USE SUNSCREEN BY DISMANTLING MYTHS

We answer all the myths about sun creams and how we should use them.

A recent study by the OCU reveals that 94% of the population applies sunscreen creams when on vacation (on the beach or in the mountains), but not when doing outdoor activities, according to a recent study carried out carried out by the OCU. But what about the other days of the year? “Everyone has to take measures and the cream is only one of them”, explain the professional dermatologists of the Organic Sun firm, which specializes in solar sunscreens with organic certification.

The experts clarify that, in addition to using sunscreen , we should all avoid exposure to the sun during the noon hours, stay hydrated or use your favorite scarf to protect the head from the sun (while marking style). So far, all reasonable advice that you are sure to follow. But you may also follow other recommendations or create other half-truths about sunbathing . Take a look at all of them, and this summer, wear your sunscreen like a pro.

IS BEING TANNED HEALTHY?

The experts’ answer to this question is unanimous: NO. ” The tan is not synonymous with health, ” they say. Dermatologists explain that it is one thing to have a light tone and quite another to go to the beach with the intention of getting tanned: “Burn is a very important risk factor for the development of skin cancer, the incidence of which is so high due to lifestyles that lead us to expose ourselves for a long time “. To avoid burns, always use a highly protective sunscreen .

YOU NEED TO GET TAN TO SYNTHESIZE VITAMIN D

False, according to the professionals consulted. Although it is true that the synthesis of vitamin D is obtained through exposure to the sun , “there is a time when it is no longer stimulated”, they resolve. Precisely for this reason, it is not necessary to spend hours in the sun for our body to obtain the benefits of this compound.

YOU MUST APPLY THE CREAM AT LEAST HALF AN HOUR BEFORE SUNBATHING

This myth is linked to the idea that sunscreen takes around 30 minutes to work . Something that the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology were in charge of denying last summer. The Association issued a statement in which it assured that “the absorption of ultraviolet radiation from the protective cream is effective from the moment of application , although it does not stabilize until minute 10″. Despite this, the team of experts recommends applying it before leaving home and when arriving at the beach, pool or field.

PUTTING ON SUNSCREEN ONCE A DAY IS ENOUGH

Dermatologists say that photoprotection is a set of measures , therefore focusing only on the cream is a mistake since “it is not the only or the best, there are also clothing, shade and hats.” Therefore, no matter how comfortable we are when we lie on the sand, in a hammock in a pool or sitting on a terrace, we must not forget prudence and be aware that the protector is not enough. As experts warn, the purpose of sunscreen  is not to stay in the sun longer, but to be better protected during that time.

Now that you know how to use the expert-level sun protection cream, take a look at the selection of sunscreen that we recommend.

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