Our skin, the largest organ in the body, is exposed to a lot of external stressors in the summer. Read our top tips to help protect your skin.
UV-B and UV-A rays of the sun have an aggressive effect on our skin and can often cause lasting damage. Sunburn, dehydration, premature wrinkling and, in the worst case, skin cancer can be the result. The best protection is still provided by clothing and cautious exposure to solar radiation.
How much sun do you tolerate?
How much sun you tolerate depends on the following skin types:
Type 1, Celtic type
Strikingly light skin with freckles, blue eyes, reddish hair. In midsummer, a sunburn occurs after 5 to 10 minutes at lunchtime.
Tip: Avoid the sun, your skin does not tan, the sun exposure leads to severe skin damage that could lead to skin cancer. Even in the shade, you should also apply a high sun protection factor.
Type 2, Germanic type
Blonde hair, gray, blue or green eyes. Although your skin will redden after 10 to 20 minutes if you are not used to the sun, over time you will get moderately tanned.
Tip: Do not stay in the sun for too long. Choose a high sun protection factor of 30 to 50 in the first week of your holiday. If your skin is already tanned, choose a medium factor, eg. 15 to 20.
Type 3, Mixed type
Dark blond hair, gray or brown eyes; They may be in the sun for 20 to 30 minutes without sunburn, progressively tanning.
Tip: SPF 30 in the first few days, then switch to lower factor, but at the least a factor 10. Enjoy the sun with caution, too much can cause irreparable damage to your skin and lead to skin cancer.
Type 4, Mediterranean type
Olive skin, dark hair, brown eyes, you are largely spared by sunburn. Skin that has not previously been exposed to the sun reddens after 40 minutes at the earliest.
Tip: Use sun protection factor 20 at the beginning of the vacation; a lower value for pre-tanned skin. Since you are not a fair skin type, the risk of skin cancer is lower. However, frequent sunbathing can also speed wrinkling and cause skin cancer.
Tips for sun protection
- Avoid direct sunlight especially at lunchtime
- Protect the skin with suitable clothing and our Body Protection Sunscreen SPF 25
- Protect your eyes with good sunglasses
- Skin slowly get used to the sun
- Apply sunscreen 20 to 30 minutes before sun exposure
- Protect children under the age of 5 and especially infants from the sun (sunburn at this age increases the risk of skin cancer)
Pamper your body.
After a day in the sun, the skin is exhausted and dried out. It now requires more moisture than usual. Special after sun products, such as our After Sun Gel Moisturising, restore the skin's moisture, relax and protect it.
- Also protect lips from dehydration.
- Treat yourself to a splash of moisturising spray in the office, at the lake or even on the move. Our skin tends to dehydrate in the summer, so moisturise well from the outside and inside.
- Our legs carry us through life. And those who are up and about all day knows the feeling of heavy, tired legs and swollen ankles - especially in warmer temperatures. The Leg and Vein Spray Cooling makes heavy legs easy again.
- In order to keep the tan for a long time, it is best to gently exfoliate before sunbathing in order to eliminate the dead skin cells. After sunbathing, provide the skin with extra moisture.