Physical Health

Sunscreen For Protecting Your Skin

Summer is commonly viewed as the season with the longest and warmest days of the year, in which the daylight predominates, through varying degrees. Countries that are in the northern hemisphere experience summer throughout the months of June, July and August. Where I come from, it’s summer everyday.

Putting on some sunscreen isn’t as simple as it sounds. Do know that skin cancer is the No.1 cancer type in the United States. It has been predicted that more than 1 million people in the US will be diagnosed with skin cancer.

A research revealed that sunscreen becomes less effective when it is thoroughly massaged into the skin. British researchers applied sunscreen onto human skin either in a thin layer or until it disappeared, and then exposed the epidermises to simulated solar light. When they measured the resulting free radicals, it became clear that the more completely the lotion was rubbed in, the less protection skin received. it is suspected that when sunscreen is applied to the point where it disappears, it sticks into crevices and sweat glands.

The more effective types of sunblock are the ones that works like an aerosol spray.

UVA rays are the type of UV ray that is strongly linked to skin cancer and wrinkling while UVB rays causes sunburn.

The FDA has just approved ecamsule, a new sunscreen ingredient that blocks a wider array of UVA rays and breaks down more slowly than existing sunscreen agents. Anthelios SX by L’Oreal will be the first over the counter product that contains ecamsule to be sold in US. Actually, the Ecamsule chemical has been available all around Europe and Canada since the early nineties.

So be sure to lather some sunscreen whenever you’d be out exposed in the sun for a long period of time. Apply it approximately 30 minutes before being in the sun so that it can be absorbed by the skin and less likely to wash off when perspiring. Make sure it is above SPF-15 and water proof.

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