YWe know that excessive sunbathing is harmful and can cause erythema, premature aging of the skin, spots… It can also cause burns and diseases such as skin cancer. It is the most common tumor in the body, since one in three cases of cancer are of this type. And, although skin type and genetics can influence its appearance, the main risk factor is exposure to ultraviolet rays. For this reason, dermatologists recommend using photoprotectors 365 days a year, but especially during the summer months, when the sun hits the skin harder.
Precisely, June 13 is the European Skin Cancer Prevention Day. In Spain, around 300 patients are diagnosed each month with cutaneous melanoma. The incidence rate of skin cancer has doubled in our country in recent decades, according to the Healthy Skin Foundation, promoted by the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.
WHAT THE PROTECTION FACTOR INDICATES AND WHICH ONE YOU SHOULD USE
One of the aspects to take into account is the protection factor, that is, the time it will take for the sun’s rays to penetrate our skin. A factor 50 sunscreen cream it means that our skin will take up to 50 times longer to be exposed to the sun than without having put on cream. The OCU reminds us that at least a product with a protection index of 15 should be used, although it recommends using superior protection and taking into account our skin type. From 30 to 50 (high protection, for very light skin); and 50+ (very high protection, especially for children).
In addition to using a cream with protection 15 at least, avoid exposing yourself to the sun during the midday hourswhich is when it is strongest. Especially during those hours, she keeps an eye on the youngest and oldest members of the family, as they could get sunburned. For this, the physical barrier is also important, so use umbrellas, caps or parasols in addition to the protector.
It should also be taken into account that this type of product does have an expiration date, in the same way that its capacity decreases with the passing of the hours since we put it on. For this reason, even if it is resistant to water, it is convenient that you give a reminder every two hours.
You have to apply sunscreen all over your body, but it’s also it is essential to emphasize certain areas more exposed to radiation, such as the tops of the feet (who hasn’t had a burn?); ears; nose; the lips; the neck; shoulders; the chest…
THE SKIN HAS A MEMORY
You will have heard it many times and surely your parents have reminded you over and over again: the skin has memory. Thus, feeling immortal being young and spending hours in the sun without protection and especially complicated hours, such as 4 in the afternoon, is not something that is solved with constant sun protection when you turn 30. It’s more, it is thought that quite a few skin tumors originate from severe sunburns suffered during childhood. Hence, the importance of using a sunscreen with a high protection index on children.
There are many sun creams, but these are the most recommended by Amazon users, in addition to the best sellers on the market for their good value for money.
BODY AND FACE PROTECTOR PACK FOR ATHLETES
To see athletes, you have to be careful. It’s great to be able to do outdoor activities, and more so in summer. But the sun is there all year round and you spend a lot of time outdoors. You need protection. This pack of two wet skin gel products for body and face are ideal to be able to keep up with your rhythm.
This cream is specially designed for sports.
SOLAR MIST FOR ATHLETES WITH PROTECTION 50, THE BEST-SELLING
Another interesting product with protection 50 recommended for athletes and also for any prolonged outdoor activity. The spray applies very easily without having to press hard and the product comes out very fine and pulverized. This formula spreads easily and does not leave a greasy texture. Comfortable and safe, and keep running.
ULTRALIGHT SPORTS MIST (SPF 30)
Another mist for athletes from the Hawaiian Tropic Island brand and the best-selling in its category. Provides UVA and UVB protection with an ultra-light texture and is water resistant up to 80 minutes.
This sunscreen has a non-greasy texture, it is resistant to sweat and does not clog the pores of the skin. Thus, it spreads easily and is quickly absorbed, leaving a light tropical scent.
THE SUN CREAM RECOMMENDED BY THE OCU
The OCU prepares every year a ranking in which it takes into account different variables to designate the most recommended sun creams. This summer the award goes to this 30 factor Biotherm spray. This bottle that is sold on Amazon is 200 ml.
AMAZON’S BEST-SELLING HAWAIIAN TROPIC SILK SUN LOTION
It is one of the products with the most ratings and with many points in favor. “I’ve been using it for years and it’s great., I use 50 and I never burn, it absorbs great and also has a great smell. I live in Cádiz and I use it all year round,” a user tells us. Good dispenser, good aroma, good protection. No buts.
FREZYDERM SOLAR SCREEN
Maximum protection for your skin and an extra to prevent wrinkles and premature aging. 72% of users give this velvety-textured product five stars. It is an Amazon’s Choice, so it is a recommended option to take into account to protect ourselves from the sun.
PHOTO PROTECTOR GEL CREAM ISDIN
It hydrates you like a cream and refreshes you like a gel. This product from the renowned ISDIN brand is also an Amazon’s Choice. Their high protection 50+ It also favors that it is a cream for the whole family and suitable for any circumstance.
ISDIN TRANSPARENT WET SKI PHOTOPROTECTOR, FOR THOSE WHO HATE CREAMS
This is the cream for those who are uncomfortable with creams. It is very light and is applied in spray. In addition to the proven solvency of the ISDIN laboratory, this formula is resistant to water and also has 50+ protection. Obviously Amazon’s Choice.
PROTECTOR SOLAR PIZ BUIN AL 50%
This pioneering formula is one of the must of Amazon’s Choice. “The cream is neither very liquid nor very dense, it has a very pleasant and mild smell and penetrates the skin in a few seconds, leaving the face hydrated and protected. It produces a sensation of calm on sensitive skin and, best of all, it does not cause shine or small pimples,” comments one user.
SOLAR MILK FOR CLEAR AND SENSITIVE SKIN DELIAL, A BEST SELLER
A Delial classic for those who live in hammocks and towels under the umbrella. This is one of the most popular formulas for those with very light skin and for children, since it is not sticky at all. 73% of users rate it with five stars and value its protection and also its fresh scent.
One of the classic skin care products after sun exposure. This other Amazon’s Choice has 73% of users who give it five stars and it is a highly contrasted formula. Refreshes, relaxes and heals. As important to use as sunscreen.
NIVEA SUN SUN MILK
Very high sun protection (50+) and immediately. The hydration provided by this formula is resilient and remains for 48 hours. Its absorption is incredible, so it also helps not to contaminate the sea or the water in which we bathe. Many users appreciate its good value for money.
ECRAN TANNING OIL
This protective dry oil helps the tanning process activating the natural process. Extreme absorption, water resistant, helps prevent skin aging and strengthens your defenses with its 50 protection.
EUCERIN FACIAL SOLAR CREAM
The face is a target for the sun’s rays and needs special protection. 76% of users give this cream five stars on Amazon and highlight its freshness, which lasts a long time and does not allow sun spots or cause pimples or impurities.
SUN PROTECTIVE SPRAY FOR CHILDREN DELIAL
It will be for your hypoallergenic formulabecause of its high protection or because its spray format allows children to be chased when they put on sunscreen, but this product triumphs. It is useful and effective for children and also gives a fresh and summery aroma that everyone likes. It is ideal.
FOTOPROTECTOR HYDROLOTION ISDIN
We are facing a special product with a formula containing Chlorella Maris, which not only prevents oxidation but also protects collagen levels and other vital elements of the skin. It is offered in spray format and 70% of users give it five stars on Amazon.
SUN LEVEL GUM OIL
The best of both worlds: sun protection and facilitator of the most natural possible tan. It is not surprising that 77% of users of the internet giant e-commerce rate this cream five stars. Their spray format and its resistance to water makes the melanin activator work all the time.