factor de protección solar

What sun protection factor is appropriate?

The importance of using sun protection is something relatively new in society. If you are a “baby boomer” and you are reading this, you will remember those summers on the beach without any type of filter on your skin and if there was one, it was sun protection 10.

However, in just a few years, the importance of not getting sunburned has been unequivocally demonstrated, and fortunately today using a cream with a factor 50 is a practice that is already deeply rooted in the entire population.

The risk of skin cancer is very real and while the incidence of all other cancers decreases, the incidence of skin cancer continues to increase. This is due, among other reasons, to the increase in the love of “sunbathing” intensely for short periods, the practice of sports that require spending many hours in the sun, the increase in our life expectancy and the deterioration of ozone layer , which has the function of filtering the sun's rays.

Returning to sunscreens, those with protection factor ( SPF ) 15 filter, if the recommended amount is used, approximately 93% of UVA rays, those with SPF30 filter 97%, those with SPF50 98% and those with 100, 99%. As you can see, none of them guarantees you total protection from the sun , and as for the brand, the choice is very personal and should be the one with which you feel most comfortable.

It is also important to keep in mind that these percentages are never followed to the letter, since we do not apply the amount recommended by specialists and the amount they use to perform tests. Not to mention other factors such as baths, in which we say goodbye to practically all the cream we have put on.

From Method R we recommend the use of a mineral sunscreen or one with protection equal to or greater than 50, reapplied every 2-3 hours and after each swim in the sea or pool, always remembering the forgotten areas such as the ears and fingers. of the feet, in addition to wearing a hat or cap if you are going to be exposed to the sun for a long period of time. We must try to avoid the latter as much as possible, and take shelter whenever we can in the nearest shade.

Last but not least, we certainly recommend using our serum with antioxidants every morning , to increase the protective action against sun damage.

Enjoy the summer but responsibly!

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