According to this report from the Environmental Working Group (EEC), more than half of sunscreen products on the market today contain toxic ingredients. Not only could you use a sunscreen that provides little protection against harmful radiation, you could also aggravate the situation by applying hazardous chemicals to your skin !!
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor, which indicates how long you can wear a particular sunscreen and are protected from the sun's ultraviolet rays (UV). It is not safe to assume that you are getting high quality sunscreen just because you are buying a high SPF. This term is often misleading as SPF refers only to protection against certain types of UV radiation. The sun produces two types of UV rays: ULTRAVIOLET A (UVA) and ULTRAVIOLET B (UVB). UVA rays are the worst. The brand you use should be considered a broad spectrum. This applies to both UVA and UVB coverage.
Always remember to apply your sunscreen to all areas of the exposed skin. People often forget to use protection for their lips, ears and areas they do not see … especially on the neck. Try to supplement your sunscreen with protective gear such as sunglasses and wide-brimmed hats. Keep hydrated by plenty of water.
It is strongly recommended to avoid the sun in peak times (between 1
We do not want to completely avoid the sun because sunlight is the most effective way to take vitamin D, an essential vitamin that many people lack. There are many benefits of vitamin D, including improved brain function, improved immunity, reduced risk of heart disease, improved hormone function and decreased inflammation.
Signs of sunburn include redness of the skin, warm or hot feeling skin, discomfort when touching or rubbing the skin through clothing, peeling or peeling. Typically, these symptoms are not noticed until about 24 hours after exposure.
Aloe Vera is one of the best remedies for relieving sunburns. It is loaded with strong glyconutrients that accelerate healing. Normally, you can buy aloe vera gel at your local health food store. However, it is best to use the gel directly from a fresh plant. When you cut the leaf, a gel like juice comes out. Apply this to the affected area every few hours. Other home remedies include the use of a grated raw potato, honey, soaking the affected spot in apple cider vinegar or rubbing some white vinegar on the sunburn. It is also known that it helps to put green tea bags in cold water and use them as a cold compress on the burned areas. Cucumbers also have a cooling effect when applied to the skin. No matter which method you choose, remember to always drink good water.
I suggest you read the link to the above article of the EEC. After this group, the best sunscreen is a hat and a shirt. In this way you avoid all chemicals in sunscreen that can be absorbed by the skin. Other natural and safe protection products for your skin are sunflower oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil and shea butter. In contrast to sunscreen, they care for your skin and protect it at the same time!