After the last solar term of spring, Grain Rain, summer is coming soon. In the hot summer, in order to prevent the skin from tanning and sunburn, sunscreen is of course indispensable, but outdoor ultraviolet rays are strong, in addition to sunscreen, protective clothing and umbrellas are also indispensable. The following 12 summer sun protection tips, so that you can be in vain in summer.
1. Use an umbrella in the sun and apply sunscreen to protect your skin.
Applying sunscreen is an effective measure to protect the skin. The strongest time of day for UV rays is between 12:00 am and 2:00 pm. If you are outdoors at this time, it is recommended to find a shade and wear protective clothing. These will help you reduce your chances of early skin aging and skin cancer.
2. Use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
Every sunscreen has an SPF value, which tells you how much UVB radiation it can withstand. This will tell you how long you can stay outside in different temperatures with sun. If your skin isn't prone to sunburn, using SPF 30 would theoretically get you up to 300 minutes in the sun. Sunscreens with an SPF below 30 will not protect against strong ultraviolet rays in summer. Therefore, for safety reasons, choose a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.
3. UVA value can also damage the skin.
Sunscreen SPFs target UVB radiation, but UVA in the UV light can also damage the skin, so the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working on new sunscreen products to protect against both UVA and UVB rays.
4. How to distinguish the "water-resistant" statement of sunscreen.
Many sunscreens are marked with "waterproof" or "sweaty", to determine whether the sunscreen is correctly applied to the hands, and then sprayed with water after 3 minutes. Then this is a waterproof sunscreen. If the water on your hands is runny, this is not a waterproof sunscreen.
5. About sunscreen ingredients.
Active ingredients in sunscreens can be divided into two broad categories: chemical (such as avobenzone or oxybenzone) and physical (zinc oxide, titanium dioxide). If you're concerned about chemical ingredients, especially if you have sensitive skin, opt for a physical sunscreen to be safe and secure.
6. Choose your favorite sunscreen flavor.
Be sure to pick a sunscreen you like and actually use. Don't buy it if you don't like the smell.
7. Pay attention to the correct use of sunscreen.
Use half an hour before going out; cover the entire body, especially bare skin, and use a small glass; apply sunscreen every two hours, after swimming, after wiping with a towel or after sweating a lot.
8. Apply ice-cold lotion to face.
After sun exposure, the skin will appear reddish due to damage to the epidermal cells, so the first thing to do is to lower the surface temperature of the skin. After the skin cools down, soak a cotton pad in the lotion and put it in the refrigerator to cool and apply to the face for 10 minutes, which can relieve the redness and burning symptoms of the face.
9. Give the skin emergency hydration.
After sun exposure, the skin will not only become red, but also very easy to dry and tight, so it is necessary to urgently replenish water after cooling the lotion. It is recommended to apply 3 to 4 times more moisturizing cream than usual on the face or body, and then gently massage for a few minutes to promote absorption.
10. The mask deeply hydrates.
The skin care in the repair phase should focus on hydration, which will help restore the normal metabolism of the skin. Apply a hydrating mask before bed to replenish lost moisture deep within your skin. If you have acne-prone skin type, you can also choose to apply a whitening mask.
11. Choose restorative skin care products.
Products such as Repair have the effects of anti-inflammatory, repair DNA damage and capture free radicals to calm down, thereby helping the cells of the facial skin to restore their normal functions on their own. Let our face rebuild the defense, protect the skin, not lose moisture, not dry.
12. Skin care products should be gentle.
The skin after sunburn is more sensitive, so do not use irritating skin care products, especially alkaline products such as soap, to avoid causing more damage to the skin. Skin in the repair stage is best to use mild, fragrance-free, alcohol-free skin care products.