It’s important to choose your sunscreen well. So here are some tips to help you choose your sunscreen.
First, the sun emits UVA, UVB and UVC rays. It’s the UVA and UVB that are dangerous for our skin, so we have to protect ourselves from them all the time. These rays are responsible for sunburn and certain types of skin cancer. UVC rays, on the other hand, are already filtered before they reach us, so they are not harmful.
When it is time for you to choose your sunscreen, it will be important to look at these points;
- Choose a sun protection factor ‘SPF’ from 30 to 60. The higher the SPF, the more it will protect you.
- Make sure the product is effective against UVA and UVB rays.
- Look for Mexoryl and Tinosorb in the ingredient list. These are two patented filters known to be effective against UVA rays.
- Ideally water resistant, your cream will provide better protection during your days at the beach, but also during your physical activities.
It is strongly suggested to apply sunscreen every 2 hours and after each swim.