Like many abusive relationships, the American love affair with the sun is littered with romantic images of debris. From Coco Chanel shines Farah Fawcett Deauville sun-kissed skin, bronzed beauty de rigueur for many times - to acting as an irreversible trend damaging the DNA of 1980 to replace scientists.
"Photodamage and skin cancer, can partly be attributed to the belief that tans are fashionable," - said Dr.. Lina Andrea Cambio, New York-based American Academy of Dermatology dermatologist and colleagues. Equally insidious is the idea that tanning is healthy "- notes Dr. Alison Ehrlich, director of clinical research assistant and professor of dermatology at George Washington University. In fact, the "healthy" glow anything, but it's clearly visible skin lesions.
Today, some Americans still lost tan outline, but many know, the sun at risk, including burning, premature aging and skin cancer. Sunscreen is an all-time sales record, but also the rate of UV-induced diseases. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 1 million new skin cancer cases diagnosed in the United States each year. That deplete the ozone layer, and earlier detection of aging has been cited as factors, but many dermatologists, the biggest culprit is human behavior - the fact that people are not properly secured.
"Many people believe the myth that the sunscreen - allows them to stay at all day long without accumulating sun damage," says dr. Susan Sweeney, Children's Dermatology and Skin Surgery UMass Memorial Health Center Fellow. While it is important to wear sunscreen, it also emphasizes that these products offer only one layer of defense.
In addition, and contrary to what is often printed on the product label - dermatologists to emphasize that there is no such thing as "sunblock." And similarly, no protection from the sun is able to guarantee security on the day and even sweat or water-resistant formula should be applied once a day.
Equally disturbing is that most people choose a sunscreen measures based solely on the SPF (sun protection factor) - the number that only tells the story. According to Sweeney SPF only indicates protection against UVB light (wavelength, is primarily responsible for sunburn). While scientists once believed that UVB was the only one to blame for a wave of long-term skin damage, studies have shown that UVA is also a dangerous carcinogen.
Save your skin
There is no safe haven from the sun (even in daylight in closed spaces, can be harmful). But with a little diligence and prevention plan, you can take decisive steps to protect your skin.
Expand your horizons: "Choose a broad spectrum sunscreen with both UVB and UVA protection, SPF 15 or higher, and ingredients such as titanium dioxide or zinc oxide, which scatter and absorb UV light," Cambio. Sweeney, a sunscreen containing avobenzone (Parsol 1789), such as Jan Marini Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF 30 protects against UVA rays can also be useful.
Ounce of prevention: All too often, people do not apply enough sunscreen product to be effective, whether they choose instead to protect only their faces and shoulders. Sweeney recommends using at least an ounce of sun cover the entire body.
Make it a habit: "Many people remember to wear sunscreen on the beach, but they should be worn every day," - says Sweeney. For best results, add it to your morning routine.
More and more, the sunscreen loses its effectiveness throughout the day, must be lubricated again and again. "Apply 30 minutes before impact, then every two to four hours," - says Ehrlich.
Run cover: clothing, hats, sunglasses, there are potential lifesavers field Ehrlich explains. If you need for a longer period of time, Cambio suggests looking for shade areas.
Watch the clock: The best way to protect yourself from the sun to bypass, particularly during peak exposure times (from 10 to 2 pm). Where possible, Cambio recommends avoiding the midday sun.
Today, protection from the sun gives women what they want - greaseless, broad spectrum protection clever, convenient package. In some cases, they even do double duty, moisturizer, foundation, and lip gloss.
Light weight, total body volume, try PHYTOMER OgénAge Protective Anti-Aging Cream Sunscreen SPF 30, Hampton Sun SPF 30 Lotion or Clinique UV-Response Cream SPF 50th Faces, look for a lot of vitamin formulas, hydrates and protects, such as Cellex-C Sun Care SPF 30, MD-expression found an SPF 30 or Clinique Super City Block Oil Free Daily Face Protector SPF 40th In order to protect the delicate skin around the eyes, try to create a special protection against the sun, for example. Carita Paris Eye Control Suncare SPF 15 or Clarins Sun Wrinkle Control Eye Contour Care, Lip, Benefit and Kiehl each proposal SPF moisturizing lip balms and tinted sheer formulas. And a safe sun-kissed look, such as self-tanners, Biotherm Sunfitness Security Self-Tanner Tinted Cream SPF 15 to spread the instant glow of satisfaction, and DuWop Revolution Tinted Body Moisturizer SPF 15 shimmer offers both UV protection and a hint of sparkle.