Apr 22 , 2019
The summer is just around the corner and to face the first sunny days it is essential to use sunscreen products that ensure a proper protection of our skin.
Whether you have dark or light skin, sunscreen is a valuable ally for your health: it can reduce ultraviolet radiation damage, reducing the risk of disease, sunburn, erythema and the appearance of wrinkles.
Choosing the right sunscreen is essential: a key aspect is knowing your phototype and using the formulation with the appropriate sun protection factor (SPF). For example, a phototype 1 with very light skin will have to apply a very high protection of 50 SPF, while a dark and not very sensitive skin with phototype 6, will need a lower protection.
In recent years, water-resistant creams have been launched on the market. These formulations are more resistant than common sun creams, thanks to their oily composition that makes them naturally hydrophobic. They are an ideal solution for children, who frequently go in and out of the water, but also for adults who like to enjoy long baths.
After spending a day under the sun, it is important to use after-sun lotions. In cream or mousse, these are formulations that allow you to prolong the tan but at the same time soothe the skin from any redness and inflammation. This type of formulation is often enriched with nourishing, moisturizing and refreshing ingredients such as calendula, lavender or aloe.
More and more pharmacies and herbalists are creating their sunscreen products lines based on natural ingredients that respect the pH of the skin and help in the prevention of skin diseases.