April 2022

Did you know? Sunscreen is the best anti-aging

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It is said that wrinkles represent experience, wisdom, knowledge and clarity of judgment, but we all (or almost all) agree that it is better to delay their appearance as much as possible.

However, if we love holidays by the sea, in the mountains and outdoor life, we have a big problem that works against us: the sun.

The sun ages the skin!

It is not an urban legend, it is unfortunately scientifically proven, exposure to the sun, in any season, ages our skin faster.

In fact, UVA rays can penetrate the deeper states of the skin, altering its structure, the result is a loss of elasticity, the appearance of wrinkles and skin thickening. UVA rays are also responsible for cellular alterations and the increase in free radicals.


The effects are often precocious and depend a lot on how much we expose the skin to the sun, however we can notice its appearance already from the age of 25 while at 45 the effects are more evident, but it is after the age of 60 that the most serious effects are highlighted. The more the damage is in an advanced stage, the less it is possible to intervene.

Prevention is better than cure

The proverb, preferred by more prudent women, is also valid when we talk about the sun and skin aging. Fortunately, there are some tools that help us prevent sun damage.


Preventing the signs of photoaging is possible starting with a good diet and correct integration, but it is extremely important to take care of the skin. Attention we are not talking about miraculous solutions or the formula of eternal youth, but a healthy lifestyle and some precautions will delay and counteract the appearance of wrinkles while maintaining healthy skin as we age.

Supplements based on coenzyme Q10 have excellent antioxidant properties that counteract aging, hyaluronic acid creams act on the skin, deeply hydrating it and give elasticity and tone, there are compositions on the market with 5 different molecular weights that act at different depths , but the tool par excellence that prevents the onset of skin aging is sunscreen.


Sun exposure gives our body incredible benefits:

  • increased production of vitamin D for bone health
  • increase in serotonin, the good mood hormone
  • the heat relaxes the muscles and helps in case of contractures

at the same time the sun is the main cause of skin aging. How can you enjoy the benefits in peace?

The answer is as simple as it is little known:

Always use sunscreen

The sunscreen has the task of filtering ultraviolet rays, responsible for the production of free radicals and damage to collagen fibers, the mix of these elements leads to the loss of elasticity and the formation of wrinkles.

If you don’t take care of your skin with adequate protection and creams, the signs of photoaging begin to show up as early as the age of 25.

It is therefore essential, before exposing yourself to the sun, to apply a sunscreen with a protective factor suitable for your skin, remembering that ultraviolet rays are present all year round and can always cause damage, it is therefore good to protect yourself in all seasons especially if we practice outdoor activities.

If you missed our articles where we talk about protection, seasons, mountains and sports, you can find them here:

“Take good care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live.”


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Sunscreen all year round, yes or no?

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Before answering we will reveal a secret! Do you know that sunscreen is the best anti-aging in existence? Yes, because not everyone knows that the sun is the main cause of skin aging, its rays penetrate the various layers of the skin, altering its functions, elasticity and causing the hated wrinkles. The sunscreen, in addition to filtering harmful sun rays, moisturizes and nourishes the skin, counteracting aging and maintaining a toned and radiant skin.

But back to the main question:

Sunscreen all year round, yes or no?

Some say that it should always be used and in any case others say that it is totally useless if we are not on vacation lying on the sunbed on the beach.

When to use sunscreen

Let’s face it immediately, sunscreen should always be used, spring, summer, autumn and winter, in the city, in the countryside, at the sea and especially in the mountains where due to the altitude the light filter due to the atmosphere decreases.

long-term sun damage is often severe and ranges from photoaging to skin problems.

You know, in the summer it is necessary to apply the cream several times during the day, if we are in the city it is necessary to pay close attention to the most exposed parts of the body such as ears, neck, décolleté and hands. At the sea it is good to apply the cream even after swimming, avoiding the hottest hours. In the mountains, it is even more important to protect yourself as the milder temperature is misleading and it is very easy to get burned after a high altitude hike, let’s talk about it here:

Sunscreens in the mountains, protection at high altitudes

Even in periods of the year that are not normally taken into consideration, it is necessary to protect the skin from direct and prolonged exposure, we are talking about winter, spring and autumn.

In all these seasons, usually not associated with sunbathing, the sun can cause short-term damage, sunburn, and long-term damage, premature aging.

Which creams to use?

First of all, it is important to rely on specific products, sun creams that bear the words UVA and UVB alongside the sun protection factor, selected based on your skin type and based on the activity we are going to do. For example, if we are going skiing with friends or family for the Christmas holidays, the ideal is to choose a high degree of protection, as well as if we were to participate in the first barbecue of the season. UVA and UVB rays are able to penetrate the clouds that do not reduce their intensity, hardly anyone notices, but that even a May day, perhaps with some clouds, can “give us” a burn worthy of a day at sea.

Always protect yourself for a healthy skin

In conclusion, it is necessary to pay attention to our skin, the more we take care of it, the more we protect it and the more it will give us a beautiful, fresh and young look at all ages.

Take good care of your body, it is the only place you have to live.

(Jim Rohn)
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Sport under the sun? 4 things to know to protect your skin

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We are outdoors, hair tied up, tank top, leggings, running shoes, we have just finished stretching, our favorite playlist in the headphones and we are ready for a run that gives well-being, clears the mind and free from the stress of the daily routine.

The sun in this period is not too hot, it is perfect for keeping the pace up.

Physical activity is the basis of a healthy life. Do you know that if you practice outdoor sports, your skin must be as ready as your muscles and breath?

Before running, stretching is highly recommended to prepare the body for the best, to protect us from tearing or muscle problems, but we often forget about the skin. When we run outdoors, on the cycle path or in the park, our body, especially the face, neck and shoulders, is exposed to the sun’s rays, unfortunately also to the harmful ones, present in large quantities even when the sun doesn’t seem so hot.

It is precisely in these situations that it is easy to get burned as the skin has not yet activated all the self-protection systems. But a few simple tips are enough, but few put into practice to enjoy the well-being of sport and the sun in complete safety.

1 Always use the sunscreen

It seems trivial but often those who practice sports at an amateur level forget about one fundamental thing: sun protection. It is essential to protect the skin even in spring.

If you missed the article, here it is:

Safe tanning even in spring

In addition to annoying burns, which leave unsightly redness on the shoulders, neck and face, the sun is the main cause of skin aging, and in the worst cases of even serious diseases. We recommend a medium-high degree of protection, 15 or 30 according to your phototype.

2 Hydration is good for your body and skin

Proper hydration is essential during physical activity to replenish the fluids lost during sweating, but drinking plenty of water is also very important for skin health. In fact, correct skin hydration is a symptom of healthy skin, on the contrary dry skin, which stretches, is a symptom of a situation of suffering.

Do you know when on vacation after a day under the sun you arrive at the end of the day? The skin needs to be hydrated, it needs care.

3 Hyaluronic acid

We are not talking about aesthetics, or rather hyaluronic acid is certainly an excellent ally for a smooth and smooth skin, in fact it fills the micro wrinkles giving a healthy and luminous appearance, but it is also super to help the sunscreen to maintain the hydrated and supple skin during sun exposure. A modern hyaluronic acid cream, incorporates in the composition 5 different molecular weights that penetrate and act in the different layers of the skin, working specifically for a surprising result.

4 After sun cream

Exactly, like at the sea, even after physical activity outdoors in the city or in the countryside, use the after-sun cream that hydrates and prepares the skin to the top for the next day. It will give you immediate freshness and hydration to the skin to continue the day or end the evening in style. The after-sun cream can become a pleasant ritual that gives, in addition to the benefits of hydration, a pleasant sensation of relaxation of tired muscles, thanks to the delicate massage needed to apply

We conclude with a quote that seems written specifically for this topic:

Sport makes love to the body, making it as beautiful as the sun every time.

(Fabrizio Caramagna)

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Suncreams in the mountains protection at high altitudes

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An excursion in the mountains, a path that leads to high altitude in the clouds where the air is more crisp, a backpack on his shoulder, the dog running up and down the path making our way 10 times, a wonderful day with some cloud that basically does not bother, on the contrary it makes the summer temperature even more pleasant.

What a sight, but here in the evening, face and shoulders burn with a conspicuous sign of the shoulder straps of the backpack and the temples of the sunglasses that make the appearance vaguely funny

Yes, you got sunburned!

The sun in the mountains causes damage to the skin in the short and long term just like the sun at the sea, indeed more! In fact, you must know that as you go up to high altitude the natural protection of the atmosphere decreases and the rays become more intense by 10/12% every thousand meters, it is an impressive figure, but even more impressive is the power of the sun’s rays if the excursion ends at foot of a glacier, ice and snow reflect the rays, increasing the intensity by 80%.


Skin exposed to the sun tends to protect itself, this action is highlighted by the change in color due to melanin, unfortunately, however, the natural protection mechanism alone is not enough to create an effective shield. Thanks to the fact that culture, habit or laziness is almost never associated with the need to protect the skin in the mountains, we are faced with annoying burns, erythema and in the most serious cases, when even the eyes are not adequately protected, even temporary blindness.

Attention, the mountains in summer are simply wonderful, the climate, even in August is much more bearable than at sea, at high altitude it is even pleasant, a walk in the mountains, in the midst of nature, offers breathtaking views and allows you to detoxify from stress of the city, but it is necessary to protect yourself adequately to fully enjoy a corner of paradise.


You immediately notice that you have been burned, the sensation is annoying and in the worst cases you feel real pain, the skin becomes so sensitive that it cannot even be touched, but there is damage caused by exposure to the sun without protection that is they present after years, such as skin photoaging up to, in the most extreme cases, even tumors.

The natural defenses that our body puts in place are not sufficient to protect the skin and eyes and need help, especially in the mountains where the intensity of the sun’s rays is much stronger than at sea..


We have seen that it is necessary to protect yourself during our outdoor activities in the mountains by using sunscreen. But which? In the mountains, given the lower protection of the atmosphere, it is necessary to rely on high protection factors, in addition to the filter, a high quality composition of the cream is essential to keep the skin hydrated. An excellent level of hydration is the signal that the skin is not suffering from sun exposure, on the contrary, when it is burned the sensation is dry and the skin seems to “pull” in an annoying way.


An excellent level of skin hydration indicates the integrity of the skin barrier. The most suitable products, dedicated to the face and neck, are enriched with a special mixture of hyaluronic acid molecules of different molecular weight. This technology is specially designed to counteract the formation of wrinkles and other signs of skin aging.

Hyaluronic acid is famous for its smoothing properties that give the skin brightness and beauty, but few know that it is also an excellent help to keep the skin hydrated and increase, used together with an excellent sunscreen, the behavior of exposed skin in the sun. It is possible to find hyaluronic acid in cosmetics specially designed to make the skin toned and radiant, the most advanced contain different molecular weights to counteract the formation of wrinkles and the signs of skin aging caused by the sun. 


Integration is essential to give our body the right nutrients and prepare the skin for sun exposure, whether it’s a beach or mountain holiday. Supplements containing, for example, beta-carotene or Coenzyme Q10 which counteract skin aging, fighting free radicals and the consequences of exposure to sunlight, are excellent. Thanks to their action they keep skin always young by fighting the signs caused by the sun.


The sunscreen should be applied 30 minutes before sun exposure to allow the composition to act and better protect the skin, the application should then be repeated every 3-4 hours to keep the effectiveness of the filters contained in the cream high. In the mountains it is necessary to pay close attention to the most exposed areas of the body such as the scalp, in the case of very short hair, neck, ears and shoulders. Generally it is good practice to apply the protection on all areas exposed directly to the sun.

A good pair of mirrored glasses or glasses with high UV protection, clothing and boots suitable for the route complete the kit for a pleasant and safe excursion.

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Safe tanning, even in spring

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The days have lengthened, the temperatures rise, nature begins to awaken and offers trees in bloom and greener and greener meadows. Everything makes you want to go out in the middle of nature, take a walk in the park with your dog, go back to doing outdoor activities enjoying the warmth of the first sun. The mild temperature and the well-being we feel, however, can be misleading and make us think that the spring sun is not as intense and dangerous as the summer one.

Nothing could be more wrong, the spring sun must be taken with the same precautions as the August sun.

Of course, the skin could suffer sunburn and erythema if exposed for longer than the mid-August heat, but the danger is still real and the spring sun is able to age and damage the skin in the same way.


Has it ever happened to you, in spring, to participate in a barbecue? A wonderful day with a beautiful blue sky, a pleasant temperature, the sun that warms up without bothering, even encouraging exposure, and then finding yourself at the end of the day with red skin from too much sun?

That’s right, in spring you get burned because the power of the sun’s rays is strong enough to cause damage. But at the same time, if we follow some tips, we can get a beautiful and luminous tan exactly like it happens in summer.

We talk about it here: “Golden tan: 5 tips for a golden and radiant skin


In principle, the same rules apply as for the sun in summer, to avoid sunburn, erythema and discomfort it is essential to use a good sunscreen suitable for the skin phototype, in order to defend ourselves from harmful radiation and slow down skin aging, and avoid the discomfort of irritated skin that would ruin the next week adding stress to work and daily life.

In fact, the sun is the main cause of aging and skin problems, as the rays penetrate to the deepest layers, altering it and also causing aesthetic damage such as the early appearance of the hated wrinkles, especially in the areas most exposed to the sun such as the face, neck, décolleté and hands.

At the end of the day, it is essential to use an after-sun cream to hydrate and refresh the skin. It will help to enjoy the effects of the spring sun, feel more beautiful and leave energized for the week between family, home and work.

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What are the food rich in beta carotene?

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If you are looking for information on beta carotene it is probably because you love tanning, but its function is not limited to summer preparations for sunbathing, on the contrary beta carotene has an important positive impact on the well-being of our body.

For example, beta carotene is excellent for counteracting free radicals, excellently performing the anti-aging function. Its name derives from the carrot but it is not the only vegetable, even if the most famous, which contains important quantities.


Beta-carotene is a carotenoid and characterizes the foods in which it is found by giving the classic orange color, but we are about to reveal to you that it is also contained in many green vegetables, and most people ignore it.


Contained in large quantities in apricot, melon, carrot, pumpkin, sweet potato, persimmon, oranges, but also red peppers, tomatoes, watermelon and green leafy vegetables such as spinach, chard, watercress, chicory, lettuce, cabbage and broccoli.

Frutta e verdura che contengono beta carotene


It is not only an incredible help for a golden tan, in fact it performs several important functions.

  • It fights free radicals, those that cause cell aging and degenerative diseases.
  • Thanks to its ability to increase lymphocytes in the blood it is able to strengthen the immune system by protecting against disease.
  • It is able to reduce the risk of sunburn by preparing the skin by improving its photosensitivity.
  • It is thought to improve musculature in the elderly and prevent bronchitis.
  • Studies are underway to demonstrate the positive effects on the body capable of counteracting the onset of some cancers and cardiovascular diseases.


Beta-carotene has always been synonymous with tanning, it is associated with heat and the sun but in reality its function, even in sun creams, is not directly linked to tanning, in fact it is able to naturally color the skin. and in collaboration with melanin it gives an even more intense tan. But be careful, beta carotene cannot filter the sun’s rays, and it is therefore essential to always use a good sunscreen.

In sun creams it mainly has an antioxidant action, therefore it fights skin aging but it is not the element that protects from UV rays.

For a good tan you need to follow some simple tips, let’s talk about it here: Golden tan: 5 tips for a golden and radiant skin, and start eating foods rich in beta carotene a few months before summer and sun exposure begins . Often a hectic life and low quality fruit and vegetables do not allow you to take the sufficient amount of beta carotene, the advice in these cases is to rely on a good supplement based on beta-carotene.

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