Now that the summer months are approaching we are in a period that we could almost call "preparation"; of preparation before the arrival of the hottest months of the year, at which time many people follow the so-called operation bikini .
And is that while it is true that show a beautiful figure can become a healthy goal if we have excess weight (and we follow a healthy diet and exercise physical), should not and can not become an obsession.
The same goes for the skin care , given that when it comes to getting a natural tan , the use of sunscreens suited to our skin type , not only because we protect our skin from dangerous ultraviolet rays and prevent skin cancer, but we prevent our skin from getting stained with the famous Sunspots .
Do not use perfumed cosmetics or colognes
It is usual for many women to use certain perfumed cosmetics or colognes and apply them even before going to the beach, not taking into account that these products can get to stain the skin when we sit down to sunbathe .
In these cases the spots are formed by a photoxicity reaction , given that certain substances that we can find in this type of products (such as alcohol or citrus essences) produce an allergic reaction that causes a excess melanin and pigmentation , leaving the skin stained.
Always use sunscreen cream
There is no doubt that the photoresistors (also known as sunscreen creams ) are indispensable not only when we go to sunbathe, but when we go out on the street.
Why? When we spend more than 15 minutes in the sun, whether on the beach or on the street (for example, when we are taking a walk), our skin receives ultraviolet rays from the first moment, so if we have not applied with Previously a protective cream can provoke a reaction, or that our skin becomes red.
But any photoprotector is not enough, since it must be suitable for our skin type and protection factor , so that:
- If you have very clear skin, which burns easily and never tans: protection over 50.
- If you have a skin that tans but burns easily: protection index between 25 and 40.
- If you have a skin that tans easily: index between 15 and 25.
And it is not enough to apply this cream once and that's it. It is essential to apply at least half an hour before starting to sunbathe, renew it every two hours or whenever we get out of the water.
The Sun burn it appears as a reddening of the skin, which arises after having been exposed to the sun, generally because either we have done it for a long time, at the most dangerous times of the day (from 12 to 16 hours), or because we have not used enough solar photo protection.
This means that the sunburn appear when the degree of exposure exceeds the capacity that melanin has to protect the skin , so to avoid this damage the key is to expose ourselves to the sun only at the recommended hours and use the appropriate protection factor.
Beware of photoepilation or laser hair removal sessions
If you are currently undergoing laser hair removal or photoepilation sessions, you should bear in mind that these are techniques that when sunbathing cause the appearance of spots on the skin.
Therefore, the key is in avoid sunbathing one month before the session until twenty days after .
If you take any medication ...
If for any health problem you take any medication regularly, it is best to consult your doctor if you can sunbathe while you take it.
This is due to Certain medications can cause photosensitivity , so that our skin can be more sensitive to spots produced by the sun .