10 tips for protecting ourselves properly against the sun

From the different types of solar radiation that reach the Earth, ultraviolet rays UVA and UVB are the ones responsible for skin carcinomas and photoaging. Intense exposure to the sun at the beach, pool or on the slopes are not the only ones to blame for the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation on our skin. Chronic exposure to the sun over a lifetime while walking, working or practicing sports outdoors causes many of these lesions as well.

Sunscreens are the best weapon of prevention against damage caused by exposure to ultraviolet rays, helping reduce the chances of developing skin cancer. Follow these good sun care habits and protect your skin every day.

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AVOID HOURS OF MAXIMUM RISK

Limit the amount of time you spend in the sun and avoid exposure between 12pm and 4 pm, when the radiation is at its peak of intensity and verticality.

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APPLY SUNSCREENS PROPERLY

Limit the amount of time you spend in the sun and avoid exposure between 12pm and 4 pm, when the radiation is at its peak of intensity and verticality.

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ALL OVER YOUR BODY!

Don’t forget your ears, hands and feet. Always remember other sensitive areas like your nose, lips and insteps.

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IF YOU HAVE SKIN PROBLEMS…

Use a product with high UVA protection, like FotoUltra ISDIN, to avoid spots or damaging sensitive tissue like scars (Stick & Brush would be perfect in this case).

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DON’T FORGET TO WEAR…

The right clothes: hats to cover your head and face, t-shirts and sunglasses with 100% UV protection for your eyes.

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AND WHAT ABOUT THE LITTLE ONES?

Since their skin is much more delicate, use sunscreens created specifically for them with high SPF, like the ones from our Pediatrics line.

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ALL YEAR ROUND!

The sun rises every day, which is why proper sun care is important all year round, especially when practicing outdoor activities.

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ON CLOUDY DAYS TOO

Even though you don’t feel it heats or burns as much, the clouds only block 10% of UVA rays, so most of it still reaches your skin. Always be protected!

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AND AFTER THE SUN…

It’s time to slake your skin’s thirst! After being out in the sun, don’t forget to moisturize and calm your skin with After Sun.

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CHECK YOUR SKIN REGULARLY

In addition to a daily sun protection, checking your skin and also your friends and family’s is key for the prevention of several diseases.

Don’t be left with any doubts!

Learn everything you need to know about sun care!

IS EVERY TEXTURE THE SAME?

In a sun care product, the texture is just as important as the SPF. If you find that the texture of your suncare product is pleasant, you’ll apply it more generously and frequently, so you’ll be sure you are properly protected against the sun. When you are choosing a sun care product, think about which texture best suits your skin.

How do I know which texture best suits my skin?

Dry, combination, oily skin… We all have a different skin types and not every texture works with every skin type. Take this into account when choosing a sunscreen and pick the texture that best suits your skin and answers to your needs

WHICH IS THE RIGHT SPF FOR ME?

When we use a suncare product, we only apply part of the amount that laboratories use to measure SPF, so the real protection is lower. If you want to be properly protected in normal conditions, we highly recommend using SPF 50+ or higher. If your skin is especially sensitive to the sun or you suffer any specific skin conditions, we recommend using SPF 100+ for additional protection.

WHAT DOES THE UVA SIGN ON OUR SUNSCREENS MEAN?

UVA radiation causes pigmentation spots and photoaging. If you want to avoid those damages, it is important to look for the UVA sign when choosing your sunscreen to make sure you’re protecting your skin from UVA rays that could harm it.

DO ALL SUN CARE PRODUCTS HAVE THE SAME UVA?

We recommend always using sunscreens with UVA protection certifications but, even though they may all have UVA certification, not all of them offer the same level of protection. Photosensitive skin needs higher UVA protection, like the high factor we include in our FotoUltra ISDIN line.

ARE ALL SUN CARE PRODUCTS WATER RESISTANT?

“Water resistant” means that your sunscreen will not be affected by contact with water and will maintain its protective qualities. If the product is water resistant, you’ll still be protected after getting in the water.. Not every suncreen in the market offer this guarantee; but Fotoprotector ISDIN do!

AND WHAT IF MY SKIN NEEDS MORE THAN PROTECTION?

In some circumstances or with skins that is very sensitive to the sun, UVA rays can alter our skin’s condition beyond redness and sunburn, including pigmentations (spots, hyperpigmentation) and/or sun allergy (photodermatosis). The FotoUltra ISDIN line of products helps prevent and reduce alterations caused by the sun and is the right choice for skins that need more than just protection. Plus, they offer SPF over 100 and UVA between two and three times higher than the minimum required for an SPF 50+ product.

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