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Beware of sunscreen, here's what you really need to do to protect yourself from the sun

During sunny days, many people hope to tan to have a beautiful tanned complexion. Be careful though, sunscreen is not enough to prevent this. protect your skin when exposed to the sun!

Summer approach à big steps and the desire to take color begins to take shape. éemerge. Be careful though: tanning certainly makes you look good, but it's also dangerous for the skin. Infrared rays, responsible for the sensation of heat, UVA, à the origin of skin aging and UVB rays, which cause tanning but also sunburn, are very aggressive. This can lead to burns. ;nbsp; as well as skin cancers. According to Santé Public France, this disease is caused in 80% of cases by excessive exposure to the sun.

The solution is therefore often to put on sunscreen to protect yourself while enjoying the sun. It is recommended to favor SPF 50 to avoid taking any risks. But is it really enough? ? Its application is actually not regular enough to benefit from its real protective effect, as explained by dermatologist Christophe Bedane at Santé Magazine.

Beware of sunscreen, here's what you really need to do to protect yourself from the sun

“In 'real life', you never put the required amount, so you have to divide your solar index by two for low indices, or even by four for the highest indices", estimates the specialist. An SPF of 50 would therefore fall back to at least the level of an SPF of 25. It is normally advisable to apply sunscreen at least every two hours and to reapply a layer if swimming or sweating heavily, which is rarely done.

For the expert, "sun cream is an additional element in the photoprotection system' set up for the holidays". Indeed, if the urge to sunbathe is too strong, you also need to cover up well so as not to get too expose your skin and take breaks shade regularly. Exposure time should be limited. and it is essential to avoid the hottest periods of the day, between 12 and 4 p.m. in particular.

To tan, it would be preferable to opt for self-tanner. It contains dihydroxyacetone or erythrulose, harmless substances, but which will allow the body to become infected. The top layer of skin can temporarily have a tanned appearance. "Using self-tanner is much safer than lying under the sun or in a tanning booth," ;eacute; Anjali Mahto, consultant dermatologist à the Cadogan &agrave clinic London, à Cosmopolitan.

Be careful, you should not assume that once you are tanned, you are protected. "Tanning does not protect, it is equivalent to a protection factor 4, no more, and it does not prevent the harmful effects of UV rays on the skin, recalled ; Professor Christophe Bedane.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116