In the height of summer, it seems that we are all more aware of the importance of protecting ourselves from the sun, however,
This is one of the first myths that we are going to deny and one of the most frequent.
We should only protect our skin in summer. True or false?
It is important to protect your skin throughout the year. When less sun our skin perceives, such as in winter, the less we tend to protect ourselves and more accumulates on our skin. This cumulative effect is even more harmful for the appearance of skin diseases.
It is true that in summer the hours of maximum sun exposure increase, along with the amount of perceived radiation, but photoprotection must be present throughout the year in exposed areas, such as the face.
The higher the protection factor, the more it protects. True or false?
The higher the protection index does not mean that it protects more, but rather that it does so for a longer time. The number that appears indicates the time that protects us. To calculate it we should multiply that time in which the skin could be exposed to the sun without burning.
In this way, if a person's skin can be exposed to the sun for 10 minutes without burning and we have an SPF50, this would give us a result of 500 minutes of safe sun exposure (10 minutes x 50 SPF = 500 minutes of protection)”.
High protection prevents tanning.
True or false?
It is true that the more solar index we use, the more barrier it will make on our skin and the longer it will take us to tan, although you will do it the same and in the healthiest way for our skin. In addition, tanning is influenced by the amount of melanin in each person's skin, diet, previous care...