When we are outside, enjoying the sun and sea, often forget skin care. And yet! This care is an issue that must show caution, especially in the summer. That the sun can be the source of life, but careless exposure to this harmful to the skin. The dermatologist Mr. Seraphim Prodromidis gives us valuable advice.
- Balanced. in your diet more eggs, legumes, nuts, more fish and foods rich in antioxidants and omega fatty acids: blueberries, pomegranate, avocado.
- Adequate hydration. Eat every day, on average, 8 to 10 glasses of water and other fluids (liquids and counting coffee, green tea, juices, and fruits and vegetables). The water keeps the skin elastic and healthy and contributes to the survival and reproduction of cells.
- Choosing sunscreen. The choice of sunscreen is not easy since the products on the market are too many. Make your choice, paying attention not only to SPF but the spectrum of radiation, from which protects the product; you choose a broad-spectrum product, ie protects against UVA, UVB, and UVC. People with fair skin need greater protection factor (SPF50), while the most ‘bluntly’ skins, can be covered with a sunscreen with SPF 30.
- Do not forget the sunscreen. Put sunscreen 30 minutes before sun exposure, making sure to repeat the coating every 2 hours or after each swim in the sea. Resumption of applicators will also need if you engaged in any sports on the beach, as profuse sweating removes the protective layer of sunscreen.
Ensure in each coating using at least 2 tablespoons (10 ml) for all exposed parts of the body to the sun. It is best to use a sunscreen of a moderate index (20 or 30) multiple times, despite a 50 pointer only once. If you get burned, using intensive moisturizing emulsion (every hour) and in more severe burns make use of cortisone preparations (a foam or cream).
- sun protection measures. Sunscreen alone is not enough. Use brimmed hat (to shade covering the face), sunglasses and umbrella. Remember that you need sunscreen even if you are sitting under the umbrella. And remember: healthy tan does not exist!
- Frequent showers. Frequent showers remove lipids from the skin and impair the hydrolipid balance of the skin. After sunbathing and shower, use an after sun with aloe. The products after the sun are intensely moisturizing and richer in vitamins and minerals, in relation to the body milk. They also have the benefit of helping to maintain the tan. Observe also soaps chrisimopoieite- select moisturizing shower gels or neutral soap.
- Protect lips, nose, and ears. Use at least the water, sunscreen lipstick and special sticks for the nose and after- are areas that burn very easily.
- Hair Removal. To prevent infections (eg folliculitis from germs found in sea water or pool), it is the hair removal be done 12 to 15 hours before para la- any method if one uses (razor, wax, depilatory machine Mr. .o.k.).
- Say “no” to the solarium. Is exposure to ultraviolet radiation type A. It destroys the collagen, creating blotches and spots and cause photoaging.
- bites (mosquitoes, gnats, bees, jellyfish). Use repellents to keep insects away. In a case of contact with jellyfish, thoroughly wash the area with fresh water and apply a mild antiseptic- antihistamine cream or natural tea tree. For stings from insects, use the cream three times a day.