The discoloration appearing on the skin is an aesthetic problem that you can prevent in a much easier way compared to a later attempt to remove them. In summer, the amount of UVA and UVB radiation on our skin is much higher than in autumn and winter. So what to do to protect yourself from unwanted solar changes?
Types of discoloration
Our skin is exposed to discoloration all year round. We do not have much influence on some of them. They are associated with a genetic condition (eg, freckles), have a hormonal basis (eg, streak), arise as a result of mechanical damage to the skin or in the place of inflammatory change (eg in the course of acne). Sometimes, they are the result of using certain drugs or chemicals. Discolorations that arise in the summer as a result of exposure to UV radiation are changes that we can easily protect against our complexion.
What to do to avoid discoloration in the summer?
Discoloration under the influence of ultraviolet radiation arise during excessive skin exposure to the sun. The intensity of pigmentation occurs due to the increase in the number of functional melanocytes. The discoloration can occur in anyone who is unwisely enjoying sunbathing. The danger increases during the use of some compounds belonging to the group of photosensitizers. They occur in food, some medicines, herbs and cosmetics! Discoloration can occur in any person who has used a phototoxic substance, as well as a sufficiently large amount of UV radiation.
Among the food products and herbs, the most attention is drawn to: extracts from St. John’s wort, chamomile and calendula, as well as citrus (a frequent ingredient of drinks and lemonades in hot weather). Hormonal contraception, hormone replacement therapy and pregnancy also predispose to this type of change. During tanning, refrain from applying perfumes within the body exposed directly to the sun (neck, cleavage), especially those based on bergamot extract, as this is a highly phototoxic plant. The spring-summer period is also the time of resignation from the use of strong exfoliating scrubs.
Moisturizing cream with a high UV filter is the most important cosmetic that protects the skin against photo-aging, sunburns, but also discoloration. Remember: uncovered skin is safe in the sun for only 10-15 minutes. That’s how much we can stay in the open air in the summer without the risk of burns. It is also a dose that is enough to provide the body with the right amount of vitamin D. Protection against UV radiation is just as important during the holidays, swimming in the pool, sunbathing, and during walks, shopping or doing summer sports. Apply a cream with a high face filter daily for makeup to protect the face and neckline from wrinkles and discoloration, as well as to maintain the effects of treatments performed in the winter in a beauty salon.
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Protects against harmful UVA and UVB rays. Remember that if you want the cream to work in the right way, the first dose should be applied 30 minutes before the planned exposure to the sun, and then repeat the application on average every 2-3 hours. Also after every swim in the sea or pool.
Remember to protect the skin not only from the outside using the so-called sun blockers, but also from the inside, feeding it properly. What counts is not only what we eat, but also what we drink – choose drinks containing in its composition of antioxidants such as: vitamins, carotenoids and flavonoids, which have a significant photoprotector effect.