How to protect your skin from the sun

The weather is getting hot recently, do you want to go out and stroll? In addition to wearing a mask, you must pay special attention to the sunscreen when you go out to play. Women who use expensive cosmetics such as anti-aging essence and anti-wrinkle cream but are too lazy to apply sunscreen are actually wasting money. It is useless to apply more skin care products without sunscreen.

After the sun’s ultraviolet rays, basically the cause of skin problems has its credit! Including acne, wrinkles, redness, tingling, roughness, etc. In all the skin problems you can see in daily life, you can see the shadow of ultraviolet light, the invincible destroyer. It can use its inhuman lethality to skin cells to destroy all good skin.

In fact, the biggest harm of ultraviolet rays to the skin is to make the skin aging, and the most important purpose of sunscreen is to prevent skin aging. At the same time sunscreen can help us better whitening, anti-aging, anti-acne, repair and soothing. Doing sun protection can have unexpected gains, but without sun protection, using skin care products is also a waste.

If your skin has problems with enlarged pores, increased fine lines, dry lines, and dull yellowing, it is likely that you have not done a good job in sun protection, so again, be sure to apply sunscreen all year round.

In fact, although most people have begun to understand the importance of sunscreen, they haven’t figured out what is the key point of sunscreen, so they always have the feeling of “doing useless work”: after spending a lot of money, they are still getting tanned. The basic reason is that sunscreen is not as simple as applying sunscreen or using spray. You need to find the right method according to the principle of sunscreen, so that even the strongest ultraviolet rays can’t damage your skin.

Three methods of sun protection:

  1. Avoid: Avoid being exposed to the sun
  2. Block: Physical occlusion
  3. Cream: sunscreen

The core is that if you want to avoid tanning / aging, it is best to avoid getting sunburned! If you can’t avoid being exposed to the sun, you can try to use something to block it. You can’t rely on sunscreen alone to solve the problem. Exposure to the sun for a long time, there will always be a problem.

Avoid being exposed to the sun

Avoid going out during the peak UVB period (10 am to 4 pm), which can effectively reduce the possibility of being tanned. UVB is the medium-wave ultraviolet that most affects melanin production. If you must go out during this time, try to walk in a cool place. Of course, sunbathing is not recommended.

If you need to carry out long-term outdoor activities (especially snow, plateau, desert, seaside), you must use high-intensity sunscreen. Because ultraviolet light can be reflected by sand, concrete, and snow, the reflected ultraviolet light increases the total exposure. If you do not use high-strength sunscreen products at this time, you will be sunburned even if you are hiding in the shadows.

Physical occlusion

Good physical occlusion can effectively isolate most of the light. In most cases, it is recommended that you wear a hat, scarf / veil, sunglasses, and sun umbrella. The hat is best to choose a fisherman hat with a large eaves. The larger the shadow area, the better. And the 360 ​​° eaves can also protect the cheeks and the back of the head. The best choice for sunglasses is the toad lens, which is the one with a larger lens area. It is best to cover the position of the lower eyelid. Because the skin here is relatively thin, it is also more prone to noticeable photoaging after sun exposure.


The first thing to remember is that even if you use sunscreen, it must be physically blocked, and the two cannot be replaced by each other. Secondly, when choosing sunscreen products, pay attention to two indicators: SPF value and PA value. Many people know that picking sunscreen products depends on the SPF value. The SPF value represents the ability of sunscreen products to block UVB UVB, and UVB can cause sunburn and tanning on the surface of the skin. In addition, it is not that the sun has ultraviolet rays. Even if it is cloudy or raining, ultraviolet rays are still very strong. Including indoors, ultraviolet light can also shine on your skin through the glass.

So, don’t be so stupid that you don’t need to apply sunscreen on cloudy days. Sunscreen is applied all year round, everyday!

Sunscreen is the last step in skin care and the first step in makeup. In other words, after the basic water, essence, eye cream, lotion, you can apply sunscreen. If it is chemical sunscreen, it is recommended to apply makeup after 5 minutes of sunscreen. Because chemical sunscreens have relatively small molecules, they are easily absorbed by cosmetics. If they are physical sunscreens, don’t worry about this.

Many girls may feel that the sunscreen is greasy and do not want to apply more, but if the amount of sunscreen is not enough, the sunscreen effect cannot be achieved. The correct dosage should be the size of a dollar coin, evenly applied to the face, you can use a little more on the cheeks, because ultraviolet light easily stimulates the growth of spots. The sunscreen is not effective as soon as it is applied, it requires a certain film-forming time. Only when the moisture of the sunscreen evaporates can a protective film be formed to protect your skin from ultraviolet rays. The suggestion is to apply it half an hour before going out. If you don’t want to be tanned, get up early. If it is a long outdoor activity, it should be reapplied every 2-3 hours.