However well the heat of the sun affects our mood, the UV radiation of the sun has an immense impact on the health of our skin: UV-A radiation promotes the early ageing of the skin. UV-B radiation is considered the most important risk factor for the development of sunburn and resulting skin cancer. Sun protection is therefore an absolute must-have during summer and holiday season - especially for toddlers, where sunburn increases the risk of skin cancer enormously.
The sun protection basics
The choice of sunscreen is as individual as the self-protection time - because each person’s skin reacts with a different speed to redness when it is not protected with a sunscreen. The time up to the first signs of redness is called self-protection time. The lighter the skin type, the shorter is the time our skin can be exposed to the sun without UV protection. The SPF should also be correspondingly high. The typical self-protection time of the skin is multiplied by the sun protection factor. The result indicates how many minutes a stay in the sun is possible without the risk of sunburn. Light skin type 1 has self-protection for a maximum of ten minutes, for dark type 5 it is 60 minutesat the most. By this time at the latest, application of sun screen is unavoidable: about three to four tablespoons of sun screen on the body and a teaspoon on the face can effectively protect the skin from damaging UV radiation. Applying sun screen after bathing and sweating is particularly important to maintain protection.
Bright blue skies in spring or full sun in the middle of autumn - on these days the dangers of the sun's rays are quickly forgotten. However, UV-A and UV-B radiation also has a negative effect on our skin, even outside midsummer. Day care with a medium to very high sun protection factor protects us from the skin-damaging effects of the sun on bright days. At the same time they offer a perfect care effect, tailored to the respective skin type. As of this our skin is optimally supplied and protected against sunburn, premature skin ageing and sun-related skin irritations - every day.