1. Use a broad spectrum sunscreen that protects against ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviotet B (UVB). Make sure it has a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or more, and if it will be in the water “water resistant”.
2. Remember the sunscreen 30 minutes before going out for use and take every two hours or after swimming or sweating. Do not forget to apply sunscreen on the lips and ears. Sunscreens can be used safely for children 6 months or more. Sun holiday for children under six months, because their skin is very sensitive recommended.
Even on cloudy days, ultraviotet (UV) rays penetrate clouds, so it is important to apply sunscreen. To prevent further sun damage, limit your time in the sun, especially from 2.00 bis 10:00, when UV rays are most intense. SPF only measures protection against UVB rays. UVB is primarily used for sunburn and skin cancer. A common misconception is that if you double the SPF if you have double protection. SPF does not increase proportionately. For example, the sun protection factor of 15 blocks 93% of UVB radiation, sun protection factor of 32 blocks about 97%, and a sun protection factor of 50 to about 98%.
4. “natural sunscreens” such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide best protection and can can cause allergic reactions “chemical sunscreens.” Zinc oxide is very safe, which can be applied to the skin cream sensitive ingredients for treating diaper rash. The titanium dioxide can some people. What can brands sunscreen thick physically and looked very white skin. If splashed in the eyes of chemical sunscreens can cause stinging or burning. Chemical sunscreens include Octylcrylene, avobenzone, Octinoxate, octisalate, oxybenzone, homosalate Helioplex, Mexoryl SX and XL, Tinosorb S and M, Uvinul T 150 and Uvinul A Plus, to name a few.
5. Most people need not apply enough sunscreen with SPF rated sunscreen can buy the product. For this reason, be wrong to assume that it could be that you are adequately protected. Good rule of thumb is about one ounce, enough to fill a glass, it is necessary to include the most sun-exposed areas in adults. Of course, this amount varies from person to person.