With the large number of products that promise you beautiful skin, it is not easy to keep an overview. That’s why we’re going to explain the most important point of anti-aging care to you: protecting your skin from the sun ‘s rays!
It is well known that light plays an important role in skin aging . As the largest border organ, our skin is directly exposed to environmental influences throughout our lives. Ultraviolet radiation (in short: UV radiation) can be roughly divided into two classes: short-wave UV-B radiation and slightly longer-wave UV-A radiation .
Our exclusive sun guide contains all the important facts about the right skin care in summer . Determine your skin type and find out what good skin protection looks like and which sun protection factor you can use to best protect yourself from sunburn and premature skin aging. In addition, our guide also contains smart information about UV radiation and how it affects our body. Great, right?
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You can roughly remember that UV-B rays are responsible for sunburn . UV-A rays , in turn , promote skin aging . The short-wave UV-B radiation primarily penetrates the upper layer of the skin (epidermis). This is also where the melanocytes are located, which are the cells that make your skin tan. The long-wave UV-A radiation tends to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin (dermis) and has a direct influence on the elastic fibers there.
|Features||Skin type 1||Skin type 2||Skin type 3||Skin type 4||Skin type 5|
|Skin||Very light-skinned||Light-skinned||Light/dark brown||Light brown, olive||Dark brown, black|
|Haar||red, blonde||blonde, brown||Light brown, brown||Dark brown, black||Black|
|Augen||Blue||Blue, green, grey||Grey, brown||Brown, dark brown||Dark brown|
|Sunburn||Always strong, painful||More often strong, painful||Rare, moderate||Hardly||Hardly|
|Tan (in the sun)||No tanning||Hardly||Good||Fast and deep||Fast and deep|
|The skin's own protection time||5-10 min.||10-20 min.||20-30 min.||40 min.||60-90 min.|
|Textile protection with UPF20||100-200 min. |
approx. 1-3 h
|200-400 min. |
approx. 3-6 h
|400-600 min. |
approx. 6-10 h
|900 min. |
approx. 15 h
approx. 20-30 h
The basis of good sun protection is knowledge of the natural self-protection time of your skin .
The sun protection now builds on this. The light protection factor (SPF) or Sun Protection Factor (SPF) multiplies your natural self-protection time. However, this only applies to UV-B radiation .
A small example : As skin type I, I am allowed to go into the sun unprotected for 10 minutes . If I now use a sunscreen with SPF 50, my natural self-protection is multiplied by 50 to a total of 500 minutes , i.e. a good 8 hours. However, I can not extend this time by applying sunscreen more than once.
According to an EU recommendation, UV-A protection corresponds to one third of UV-B protection . Three stars on a product mean that the EU recommendation is complied with. Five stars even promise a 1:1 ratio of UVB and UVA protection.
|LSF / SPF||UVB Protection||Category|
|50+||98 %||very high|
|100||99 %||very high|
|110||99,1 %||very high|
You can see from the following table that there will never be 100% protection against UV-B radiation. Therefore we recommend
to avoid the sun’s most intense rays despite good skin protection and
apply the right amount of sunscreen .
The two-finger rule applies to the face and neck: stretch out your index and middle fingers and apply a strip of sunscreen to both fingers. You spread this amount on your face . Incidentally, day creams and BB creams with SPF/SPF often have too little effect because they are usually not applied in the necessary amount – proper sun care is better .
Your optimal sun protection should not contain any irritants such as harmful alcohols or fragrances that can trigger allergies, be absorbed well and not leave a white haze and be photostable – i.e. last as long as possible in contact with sunlight.
All in all, you should try different products to find your perfect routine. Remember to renew your sunscreen regularly , especially after exercising or swimming.
As many of you know, our skin is essential for the formation of vitamin D , which is required for bone synthesis. But don’t worry, since sunscreens are never 100% UVB-blocking , there’s no risk of overly reducing vitamin D production with a high SPF. We also absorb vitamin D through food (mostly animal products) and in the winter months we use up the vitamin D stored in the fat and muscle stores – so you have enough available all year round .
We hope that we were able to give you some clarity about the wide field of sun protection!
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