THE BIGGEST MYTHS ABOUT UV PROTECTION – Believe it!

UV Protection!

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.

My tip:
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!

Daily Skin Care

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!

Also wrong!
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.

Dermatologists recommend:
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 Protection

Brown skin doesn’t need protection!

Not correct!
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.

 

8 thoughts on “THE BIGGEST MYTHS ABOUT UV PROTECTION – Believe it!

  • May 24, 2022 at 4:04 pm
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    Wow!  I believed every one of the things that you said were not true.  I find that as I get older, my skin is more sensitive to direct sunlight.  I have started to wear a hat whenever I am outside. I don’t sunbath anymore.  Now I am going to make sure that I remember what you have suggested.  One point that really struck me is that the sun is affecting my skin even when just going about daily routine.  I usually wear short sleeve shirts and had not thought about the fact that I am exposed to the sun not matter what I am doing outside.  A few changes are necessary.  Thanks.

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    • May 24, 2022 at 4:13 pm
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      Thanks for sharing your thoughts Anastazja!

      There are always rumors about everything, but false information about Health can bring us irreparable harm.
      Happy you find it usable.

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  • May 24, 2022 at 4:08 pm
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    The first and foremost thing to think about when choosing a sunscreen is the question of which factor to take. In order to have as high a degree of protection as possible, we mostly opt for creams with a higher SP factor. What we are guided by is the attitude – the bigger the factor – the greater the protection. This is a misconception, because the percentage difference in protection is very small.

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    • May 24, 2022 at 4:54 pm
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      Thanks, Bojana!

      You are completely right. Choosing products for our healthy lifestyle is really important.
      Wish you health and happiness.

      Farzad

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  • May 24, 2022 at 4:13 pm
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    Thanks for this article! It cleared some misunderstandings I had about sunscreen. I have light skin and blue eyes so staying in the sun has always been a bit of a challenge. Even if I love it more than few things in the world! Anyhow, the Aloe Sunscreen seems great, can’t wait to check it out! Thanks for the recommendation! Keep it up!

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    • May 24, 2022 at 4:23 pm
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      Thank you, Sandro. 

      People with light skin have to take care more about their skin cause their skin contains less melanin than darker skin and for sure weak resistance to UV side effects. That’s why they gonna get burned really fast and get harmed skin if they are not well protected.

      I do appreciate it when you post your opinion after using the Aloe Sunscreen cause that is the best and they can use for children too.

      Farzad

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  • May 24, 2022 at 5:10 pm
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    Importance of sun and light from from it is important for living on earth. 

    Scientific studies have gone to understand the effect of ultraviolet rays from sun on our skin. These high energy rays have the ability to penetrate and radiation on the skin may lead to skin cancer.

    We do need vitamin D from sun with a particular wavelength where the fat is burned just underneath the skin to form Vitamin-D from fat. Even the most ideal sunscreen can prevent this exposure. Vitamin -D is a vital nutrient in our body and deficiency has of which is related to >200 diseases in the body. There are some reports saying Vit-D obtained from sun and from Supplements behave differently in handing some muscle-skeletal disease. 

    Anaked body with no no sunscreen is the best medium and the clue is the time. Choose your time of sun exposure when the radiation is hitting at the time when your shadow of your body is smaller than the actual height.

    A few minutes exposure followed by a cooling still can product vitami-D in your body, because the conversion is temperature dependent. 

    I appreciate you clarifying the myth of sun protection crems.

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    • May 25, 2022 at 12:40 am
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      Thanks, Anusuya for the information and you are right.

      Without Sun, our life will end in a couple of days! 
      But we need to learn how to enjoy the sunlight and get the right benefits from it for our body, especially for our skin. 
      I hope people can search and get the right and correct information to stay away from skin harm.

      Farzad

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