Sunscreen is an essential aspect of maintaining skin health and preventing damage caused by the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. Exposure to the sun without adequate protection, the skin is subject to burns, premature aging, the appearance of skin spots and, in some cases, increases the risk of developing skin cancer. Using sunscreen products, such as creams, lotions, or sprays, is essential for shielding your skin from harmful UV rays and maintaining its long-term health. This introductory paragraph provides a preview of the important benefits and the need to take protective measures against the sun to keep your skin healthy and in good condition.
Sunscreen for adults
1) Use a variable protection cream depending on the type of skin or risk factors (freckles, light eyes, light hair, previous sunburns).
2) Apply sunscreen every 3 hours and every time you take a bath or shower
3) Apply the cream evenly with particular attention to the nose, cheekbones, lips and ears and around the eyes.
4) Subjects with red or blond hair with light eyes must protect themselves during the central hours of the day with a hat, sunglasses and a T-shirt.
Sunscreen for children
1) Apply total sun protection creams recommended by the dermatologist.
2) Always use a hat.
3) Avoid exposing children to solar radiation from 11:30 to 16. If this should happen, it is necessary to protect them with sunscreen, a hat and a t-shirt.
4) Carefully spread the sunscreen cream carefully on the face and shoulders. Apply the cream again if the child takes a bath or shower.
5) Apply an emollient after-sun cream
(It is premised that these recommendations are indicative and that a direct evaluation of the skin by a dermatologist is necessary to evaluate the right protection factor).
P=5: subjects with olive skin, dark hair, dark eyes, who do not get burned at the first exposure to the sun.
P=10: subjects with light skin, light hair, dark eyes which become moderately red when exposed to the sun.
P=15: subjects with light skin, light hair, light eyes, which become moderately red when exposed to the sun.
P=>20: subjects with light skin, light or red hair, light eyes, which become intensely red when they are first exposed to the sun.
P: 50+: children and subjects with photodermatitis or rutile who do not tan