Protecting against ultraviolet fays is the first step for maintaining a healthy facial skin and reduce the risk of skin cancer.
Using solar protector is an indispensable habit, as it prevents premature aging and skin spots. The Colombian Association of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery shares some recommendations for its effective use:
● Apply at least 28 grams (one hand palm) of solar blocker before going outside, do not wait until being exposed to the sun for applying the solar protector. Wait some 15 minutes for your skin to absorb it and suitably protect.
● Fully cover all your body’s exposed areas.
● Use solar protector each two hours for remaining protected.
● Use it immediately after swimming or excessively sweating.
● Choose a suitable protector with a solar protection factor (SPF) higher than 30, water resistant and which provides a wide spectrum coverage, this means, covering both, ultraviolet UVA and UVB rays.
● Take your type of skin into account: for oily skins we recommend gel or gel cream protectors; for dry skins the better option is a formula with more oily content.
● Do not forget to protect your lips with a labial ointment or bar.
● If when applying a solar protector, allergy or acne budding appear, consult with a dermatologist.
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