What does sun protection do for your skin

Sun protection: what are facts, what is fiction?

What many may not be aware of: It takes about 30 minutes for your protection to take effect. It is therefore important to apply lotion early enough. However, studies have shown that most people use sunscreen apply too thinly. In order to achieve the promised level of protection, around 2 milligrams of cream would have to be applied per square centimeter of skin, advises the cancer information service. That's about 6 teaspoons for the average adult's body. You should always spray yourself twice with sun protection sprays to ensure protection.

In addition, a sun protection factor of at least 20 is recommended, for children and people with light skin at least 30. A higher protection factor than 50 to 60 is chemically not possible, which is why there is only the term 50+ in Europe.

The sun protection factor (SPF), known abroad as the Sun Protection Factor (SPF), indicates how much longer you can expose yourself to the sun with the sun protection lotion without getting sunburn. The higher the value, the longer the protection. Specifically: If you would blush after 10 minutes without sun protection and use a cream with a sun protection factor of 30, the sun protection would be extended to a maximum of 300 minutes.

And: Post-creaming does not prolong the protection - it just keeps him. In our example, the skin would still need a sun break after the 300 minutes of sun, as a precaution, preferably after a third of the calculated time, according to the unanimous recommendation of the experts.

In addition, when choosing our sun protection factor, we should note that the self-protection time of our skin is reduced when traveling to southern countries and into the mountains, because there is more intense UV radiation. So here: choose a higher sun protection factor!