Summer!!! All ready to bask in the sun and show off the most beautiful, golden and luminous tan ever ?
For some time now I have been saying, telling and writing: YOU HAVE TO PROTECT YOURSELF!
Excuse the capital, but I’m Mrs Adorable and my job is to give you the best advice for your safe and healthy beauty .
Everyone likes getting a tan, makes it more beautiful, minimizes skin imperfections, makes it more even and makes us feel more attractive. However, it is necessary to expose yourself to the sun with the awareness that radiation can be very harmful if you do not pay attention to some small, but fundamental rules, for a golden and healthy tan ..
What happens when you expose yourself for too long and unprotected? In the best of cases an annoying sunburn arrives, in the worst rashes and skin inflammations can compromise a good part of the holiday.
Why ruin days of well-deserved relaxation when with the right protection we can instead enjoy the sea, the mountains or afternoons by the pool ?
Phototype, this unknown
Each skin has a different way of reacting to the sun, lighter skins tend to be more sensitive and delicate, while darker or tanned skins tolerate sun exposure better . It may have happened to you to compare yourself with friends and discover that there are those who get tanned without particular problems but there is always the friend who does not go through the summer without getting burned. It all depends on the good rules for sun exposure but also on the phototype .
The phototype is used to classify the skin and indicates the quantity and quality of the melanin that characterizes our color. This classification determines the degree of sensitivity of the skin to sun exposure. But let’s see together the different grades and protections that I recommend:
Blond or red hair with very light skin, my advice is very high protection (SPF 50+);
Blonde or brown hair with fair skin, my advice is very high to high protection (SPF 50);
Dark blond hair with sensitive skin, I recommend medium-high protection (SPF 50 – SPF 30 on already tanned skin);
Brown hair with moderately sensitive skin, I recommend medium protection (SPF 30) with the foresight to start sun exposure gradually in the first days;
Black or dark brown hair and olive complexion, in this case the advice is low protection (SPF 15)
Very dark or black hair and non-sensitive skin for which low protection is more than enough (SPF 6)
I also recommend that you apply the protection several times during the day , more or less every two hours and after each bath or shower, in order to restore the maximum effectiveness of the filters.
I often say this:
Prevention is better than cure!
Sunscreen not only protects against immediate sun damage but prevents skin aging, I talked about it in this article:
and in this:
What if i got burned?
I always say this, prevention is the best solution, but despite all the attention of the case it can happen, especially for lighter skin, to run into a sunburn, what to do? Here are some simple tips:
- After a sunburn, avoid exposure to the sun as much as possible even during a walk , to do so cover yourself with long, fresh, light clothes and natural fabrics. Avoid jeans or tight-fitting clothes.
- Prefer a fresh shower in the bathroom and Prefer a fresh shower in the bathroom and gently dry your skin with a soft towel trying to pat and not rub .
- Drink plenty of water to hydrate and help your skin heal.
After sun cream
But a perfect tan does not only come from protection, the more you take care of your skin, the more your tan will be a scream ! I recommend that you apply the after-sun cream at the end of each day, as well as being a pleasant pampering, it will help your skin to hydrate, make it softer and ready to face the next day of your holiday at the top.
Soleil after-sun cream€17.50
Good, healthy and intense tan from Mrs Adorable.