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False myths about sun protection: here are what they are

Sun protection

There are still many false myths about sun protection. Let’s find out the most common and why they are not correct.

When it comes to summer and tanning , the risk of listening to the myths about sun protection is always high. Some of these are in fact so ingrained that correcting them seems almost impossible. For the avoidance of doubt, therefore, let’s try to understand which ones are completely wrong and to which it is better not to pay attention .

The myths about sun protection to dispel

Some are just idioms, others are able to cast doubt and, in some cases, to deceive.

Sun protection
Sun protection

In any case, knowing the beliefs to dispel about sun creams and sun protection in general is always very useful for taking care of your skin.
Here, then, are the most common:

– Sunscreen is not always needed
– Those with dark skin do not need protection
– Using the high protection cream does not tan
– One application is good for the whole day
– The sunscreen is water resistant

These are just some of the many things that are heard about it. However, these are the main ones.
Obviously they are completely wrong. In fact, sunscreen is always needed and should be applied regardless of how dark the skin is. The color you have, in fact, does not protect against sunburn.

Regarding the cream with high protection that prevents you from getting a good tan , the truth is that a high protection simply protects more from the sun’s rays but does not interfere in any way with tanning which varies from person to person based on the type of skin.

Finally, it is always good to remember that the protection lasts a maximum of 4 or 5 hours and that it must always be reapplied after a bath and this even if the package indicates that it is water resistant.

Advice on sun creams

Now that we’ve debunked the myths, let’s go to some tips on choosing and applying sunscreen.
These should be chosen based on the type of skin you have and which may need more or less high protection. In general, the lighter the skin, the higher the protection must be.

The cream should then also be applied to the face and also on days with cloudy skies. The sun’s rays, in fact, still filter.

Finally, it is always good to check the ingredients of the creams without being misled by the marketing strategies and the promises of exceptional tanning and it would be useful to change them every year. Even sunscreens, in fact, although the opposite is said, expire.

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