Why is photoprotection important at any time?

Sun exposure during the spring and summer months is much more intense than we imagine. It should be noted that ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is able to reflect (off water, sand and other surfaces) and pass through fabrics. In addition, it continues to penetrate the skin even if there is no sensation of heat.

There are mainly 2 types of UVR. Type A and type B.

Type B is the one that produces the typical sunburn, because it affects the most superficial layers of the skin and that is why we see the damage produced (red, purple skin, blisters, peeling).

However, UVR type A reaches deeper into the skin producing cellular damage that is not visible, but which in the long term has the most adverse effects such as skin cancer. This type of radiation passes through clouds and car windows, for example. It is also not usually slowed down by umbrellas or clothing. Except for the one that isé specially designed for this purpose.

What can we do to enjoy the sun and its benefits and at the same time protect ourselves from its harmful effects?

1. Take advantage of the autumn and winter sun, since under normal conditions the ultraviolet radiation index (UVR) at these times is low and therefore not harmful.

2. Recognize one’s phototype and protect oneself based on it and not on fashions. If someone is phototype I-II (redheads and fair skin) should always avoid direct sun exposure. in the central hours of the day during the spring and summer months.

3. In case of intense sun exposure use physical barriers such as: clothing, sunglasses and hat.

4. Use topical sunscreen with SPF 50 or 50+. The cream ANTI-AGING TUDERMA’s ANTI-AGING cream not only moisturizes but also has a 50+ sunscreen.

5. Use oral photoprotectionSome of its components, such as Polypodium Leucotomos and Nicotinamide, have been shown to reduce the risk of skin cancer, sun allergy and darkening of spots. Oral photoprotection is an ideal complement to topical filters in cases of intense sun exposure, light phototypes and people with a history of skin cancer or sun allergy.