Sunscreen is an essential part of your summer beauty bag. Be sure to check which sunscreen is perfect for you.
On the packaging of creams and other products with sunscreen there is information about the PPD factor – Persistent Pigment Darkening. It indicates the degree of protection against UVA radiation. Even the same PPD does not necessarily mean that the products protect us identically against the sun’s radiation. However, it is quite reliable information, so it is worth paying attention to.
On the other hand, the protection against UVB radiation is the SPF factor – Sun Protection Factor. The higher it is, the higher the protection. The risk of getting a sunburn from prolonged exposure to the sun is also reduced. So if a sunscreen has an SPF of 15, that means you can extend your time in the sun 15 times.
The best way for full sun protection will be a product that has both a high SPF and PPD. It’s important to remember that not every sunscreen oil or lotion that has SPF 50, for example, also has a high PPD.
Choose your sunscreen according to your skin type
Skin phototypes can be divided into:
Sunscreen cream may differ in consistency from lotions and is a bit heavier than oil. Before buying it, it is worth checking the composition, as well as the SPF factor. If you want to better protect your face from the sun and often complain about the appearance of small moles or hyperpigmentation, it is worth choosing a facial sunscreen cream, which will have a slightly higher factor. For people with very sensitive skin and many freckles is recommended sunscreen 50 face, which protects to a significant extent. For vascular skin and skin prone to redness creams with a higher factor than 30 SPF are recommended.
In addition, such a cream should be enriched with:
If you have skin problems, we advise you to choose a sunscreen that is mild and composed with mineral filters. Chemical ones can irritate delicate skin. Some oils, including argan oil, also act as a sunscreen. With severely dry skin, you can also use them to protect yourself from the sun. It won’t be as effective as using professional cosmetics, but it’s a good option for short periods of time in the sun.
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