Information About Sunscreen

We have entered June and this means that we are closer to sunny, hot days. The use of sunscreen in hot weather is starting to increase and the questions in the minds of people who use these creams are increasing. Many questions such as how many factors the sunscreen to be used should be, how often it should be used and whether sunscreen is harmful can be stuck in minds. Staying under the sun's rays for a long time can damage the skin. One of the main precautions to be taken for this is to use sunscreen. Health experts and health organizations also recommend the use of sunscreen.

For an adult individual, approximately two tablespoons of sunscreen is needed each time in order to cream the entire body. It should be applied to dry skin about 30 minutes before going out in the sun. If you are going to stay outside for a long time, it will be useful for you to apply sunscreen every two hours. Water-resistant sunscreens can stay on wet skin for an average of 45 minutes. There is actually no season for applying sunscreen. If your skin has a sensitive structure, it can be applied in cloudy or cool weather. Because water, snow, sand does not matter, they all reflect sunlight.

You should be careful when choosing your sunscreen, you should choose a sunscreen suitable for your skin. Sunscreens in cream form are recommended for dry skin. Lotions are less dense and less oily, so they are preferred for large body areas. Gel-type sunscreens are recommended for hairy parts of the skin, such as the scalp. Sprays are generally preferred for children, but no matter who you are using sunscreen for, make sure that it is applied in sufficient amounts and to all areas. The use of sunscreen is not recommended for babies between 0-6 months due to the chemicals it contains. In fact, it is recommended that they should not be exposed to the sun too much and should not be taken out in the sun as much as possible during this month. For children over 6 months, mineral sunscreens should be used.

The "SPF" or "Sun Protection Factor" in sunscreens is indicated by a number. As this SPF value in sunscreens increases, the duration of protection against sun rays also increases. As a misconception, we should say that the SPF value is not a measure of the level of protection. SPF does not measure the level of protection, but the amount of reddening of the skin. If you are using an SPF-15 sunscreen, the reddening time under the sun will be extended 15 times. If you normally blush in 20 minutes, you will theoretically increase this time to 300 minutes.

If you want to know the value that measures the amount of protection, you should check the "UPF" (Ultraviolet Protection Factor). The higher the UPF value, the better it protects people's skin. You should know that sunscreens do not provide one hundred percent protection. You should wear a hat and sunglasses with sunscreen. If possible, it would be a good precaution not to stay under the sun for long hours. If you use a UPF-30 cream, only 1 in 30 of the ultraviolet rays from the sun will reach your skin.
It is safe to use sunscreen. Dermatologists recommend the use of sunscreen. Scientific studies show that regular sunscreen use prevents skin cancer. The safest and most effective way to protect yourself from the harmful effects of sunlight is to use sunscreen. It is recommended not to go out in the sun without sunscreen. Of course, everyone needs the sun to get vitamin D. However, this vitamin can be obtained from food or as a supplement. Short periods of sunbathing until noon (20-30 minutes per day on average) will meet your vitamin D needs. You do not need to be exposed to the sun for a long time.
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