It’s 30 degrees outside, the sun is shining – you don’t want to get out and enjoy the temperatures?
Proper sun protection is the be-all and end-all these days.
But there are many misconceptions:
Don’t you get a tan with a sun protection factor? Does shade protect against sunburn?
Do I only have to apply a waterproof cream once? We enlighten you – about the biggest myths about UV protection.
I don’t get a tan with a high SPF factor?
That’s not true. A tan occurs when UV rays stimulate the skin’s pigment cells, which produce the brown pigment melanin as a natural protective measure. This also happens if you use a high sun protection factor cream SPF 50. Because even these creams cannot offer 100% protection and still let some UV rays through.
This means for you:
With a good sunscreen – like ALOE SUNSCREEN with SPF 30 – your tan may develop a little more slowly, but it is much more gentle. You can stay in the sun longer without getting sunburnt right away. For example, if you are a relatively light type with blond hair and blue eyes, then your self-protection time of 10 to 20 minutes will be increased by a factor of 30 (SPF30) with ALOE SUNSCREEN. That is up to 600 minutes,10 hours, of protected time in the sun. Wonderful! Incidentally, ALOE SUNSCREEN has its very own, lovely, summery scent that will enchant you.
I don’t get sunburned in the shade!
This is completely wrong. Even in the shade, you are still exposed to around 50 percent of dangerous UV rays. On the beach or near water, the sun’s rays can even increase by up to 70 percent due to the reflection – even if you’re lying comfortably under a parasol or tent.
Note: Even clouds do not protect against harmful UV-A and UV-B rays.
Up to 90 percent can penetrate cloud cover and damage your skin. You should also be careful when swimming or snorkeling: The sun’s rays can also penetrate into the water.
Regardless of whether you want to lie down in the sun or read a book comfortably in the shade of a tree:
apply sunscreen every morning!
The ALOE SUNSCREEN protects you with sun protection factor 30: Natural zinc oxide offers maximum UV protection – this creates a barrier between your skin and the two most harmful types of radiation in the sun. Lots of aloe vera and vitamin E provide your sensitive skin with moisture as soon as you apply it – everything you need so badly on a wonderful day outdoors! Incidentally, https://shopnow.foreverliving.com/usa/en-us/products/skin-care/617-ALOE-SUNSCREEN has its very own, lovely, summery scent that will enchant you.
You reliably protect and care for your particularly sensitive lip area with ALOE LIPS™, a lip care product with aloe vera and jojoba oil. For cuddly soft lips!
Applying cream once a day is enough?
Under no circumstance!
You have to apply cream several times, especially on long days at the beach or during sporting activities. Experts recommend adding more after two hours at the latest in order to stabilize the performance. Protection can be reduced by sweating, sand, or wearing clothing. Even with a waterproof cream, you absolutely have to reapply it.
Incidentally, the ALOE SUNSCREEN is waterproof for up to 80 minutes.
Good to know: The maximum recommended length of time in the sun is not extended by applying sunscreen again!
That is why it is so important that you use a relatively high sun protection factor at the beginning of the day.
In everyday life, I do not need protection against UV rays!
The sun doesn’t care whether you’re enjoying your well-deserved lunch break in a sidewalk café, going for a walk in the nearby park, or spending a whole day at the beach: the UV rays reach you anytime and anywhere.
From Easter, you should definitely protect your face, décolleté, and hands from UV rays.
In t-shirt weather, of course, your arms will also be happy about a corresponding dab of sunscreen.
Does sunscreen prevent the formation of vitamin D?
Correct in principle.
But to stimulate the formation of vitamin D, it is sufficient if you expose your face and arms to fresh air for a few minutes two to three times a week – even if the sky is overcast. Incidentally, dermatologists estimate the risk of skin cancer to be higher than the danger and, above all, the consequences of a vitamin D deficiency.
Brown skin doesn’t need protection!
Even if you have brown skin, you should never do without sun protection. Tanned skin also has only a low level of self-protection – so you have to take care of your skin. Even tanning in the solarium does not protect you from sunburn, quite the opposite.
Studies have shown that regular use of a sunbed can greatly increase the risk of developing skin cancer.
The tip for dermatologists:
The experts recommend using around six tablespoons per lotion for the whole body. One teaspoon is enough for your face.