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If I exfoliate, will the brunette go away?

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The tan is not eliminated when you exfoliate the skin, it is more, it is beautified

If ever you’ve been a sucker and you have burned your skin with the sun, you will have seen how, after a few days, you peel like a reptile and the skin that comes out in chips is dark, tanned.

That may make you think that the tan is a simple layer of skin that falls off at the first change. Well, no. It is neither an outer capita nor does it fall off due to exfoliation.

To understand this, it is convenient to analyze exactly what tanning is. It’s also good to know why skincare experts recommend exfoliating your skin in the summer.

Let’s go by parts.

What is tan

Heliocare explains why the skin darkens (more or less, depending on the phototype of each one) when exposed to the sun:

” The tan is produced by the activation of the synthesis of melanin, which is the natural base protector and different in each person, a black or brown pigment derived from the amino acid tyrosine and manufactured by our body when we expose ourselves to the sun ”.

Adapted this explanation, it would go something like this: when the sun’s radiation reaches the skin and penetrates its first layer, the melanin opens the brown umbrella to protect the DNA of the cells.

At that moment, the damage is done – it is important to know that the mere tan is skin damage – but it is less than if the melanin were not there to unfold and protect which canopy.

From this, it is extracted that this coloration lasts as long as it takes for the skin to fall, which is 28 days, a complete cycle of cell renewal.

“Experts insist: exfoliation does not take the tan ahead.

The color is more “inside” (to understand us) than the layer of skin that an exfoliant is capable of removing.

Why do you recommend exfoliating in the summer?

Both on the body and the face, tanning brings with it a thickening of the horny layer, which makes the skin more easily dehydrated and looks dull and sallow.

In addition, when it is exposed to the sun, it is more difficult for the skin to remove dead cells and for the fresher, still tanned cells to come to the surface.

That’s why it’s okay to exfoliate because that encourages new, tanned cells to rise to the surface, making golden-toned skin look more beautiful and luminous.

In addition, if you have become quite brown (and more if you have not burned and even more if you have used very high SPF), the act of exfoliating helps to make the disappearance of the color more progressive and smooth.

And at this point, does any scrub work? Yes. But remember to use a specific one on the face, which is soft and/or whose trailing particles do not damage or irritate. If you prefer an alternative to a conventional scrub, here are some ideas.

Of course, exfoliating in summer has a rule that you cannot skip: never exfoliate if you are going out in the sun. Always at night and, afterward, hydrating as if there were no tomorrow.

 

Who really was Miss Dior?

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Discover the fascinating woman who inspired the legendary fragrance

Miss Dior is, in addition to being a jewel of perfumery, one of those historic creations that are still a top seller today. Reinvented and reinterpreted to suit current tastes, it remains a favorite of women for generations.

The name that this perfume received was a mere chance and has to do with Christian Dior’s own little sister.

Catherine, that was her name, left behind the life of a novel. He died twelve years ago, leaving organized the entire historical legacy of the French house and being the architect of one of the most beautiful stories of beauty.

They say that when her brother Christian presented the fashion collection in which the one that was later called New Look was presented and whose setting was sublimated by, among other things, the perfume that was given to the guests, the legend of Miss Dior emerged.

Few know that in 1941, in the midst of World War II, Catherine Dior joined the resistance as a courier, managed to survive Ravensbruck, and was the first woman to set up a flower shop in Paris.

Do you have to protect tattoos in summer?

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Sun, salt water and other enemies of tattoos in summer

A tattoo can be a fun holiday souvenir … Or an important scroll cutter. It is normal that, when visiting other cities, you feel like visiting that studio you dream of the rest of the year, but you should know the disadvantages of doing it now.

At the idea of ​​getting a tattoo in the middle of summer, the first question that comes to mind is: why not wait? It does not seem very sensible to get a tattoo just in these months, considering that the next four weeks you can not get the sun or you can bathe.

To clarify this question, we turn to María Fernández, founder of the Alchemist’s Valley tattoo studio, who is clear about this: “If the tattoos are not healed (it must have been at least a month), it is dangerous to expose the tattoo to the sun. Think of a tattoo as a fresh scar made on the skin. The worst thing to do is put a fresh scar under direct sunlight or in salty water. “

This doesn’t mean that you can’t get a tattoo in the middle of summer. She herself clarifies the question:

You can get a tattoo in summer and it’s safe, as long as proper precautions are taken and the tattoo is cared for for the first four weeks after doing so. This is the most important healing period for a new tattoo ”.

So now you know: If your vacation destination is the tattoo studio you always dreamed of, think about it because a freshly done tattoo requires some care.

For starters, you will already know that you need to leave the tattoo covered for three hours after it is done, and then let it heal uncovered (unless your tattoo artist specifies a different pattern). The moment to heal, what they call the healing phase, which will last up to a month, is the most important and you have to follow some guidelines. María Fernández, from Alchemist’s Valley, tells us what they are.

Guidelines to follow when the tattoo is healing:

1. Wash the tattoo gently, without friction, with clean hands, warm water, and neutral pH soap, dry it gently and apply a thin layer of healing cream

2. Avoid humidity.

3. Avoid long baths or swimming for the first few weeks. Neither in freshwater nor in saltwater. And the showers, short

4. No sauna or UVA rays

5. You can’t sunbathe for the whole month after getting a tattoo

6. Apply thin layers of healing cream three times a day for two weeks, and once or twice a week for the next two weeks

7. Don’t scratch the tattoo area

8. Do not do sports or intense activities in the days after getting a tattoo

Although these are the guidelines for the first month, which is the crucial one, Alchemist’s Valley warns us that some tattoos can take up to three months to finish healing.

” After the first month the scar is already closed, so you can return to normal life without any complications. However, it is advisable to continue applying a healing cream ”, suggests Fernández.

If the tattoo is old, the expert points out that the care is different: “Old tattoos – already completely healed – can remain under the sun without problems or in contact with saltwater.” However, they do not hurt certain pampering. The founder of the tattoo studio proposes these:

How to care for a tattoo in summer

-If you have spent the day at the beach and in the sun, the ideal is to wash them when you get home and apply a moisturizer on them.

-This routine helps the tattoo not lose its hue and colors over time.

“We like organic and vegan creams made from coconut, aloe vera or olive oil, which are very rich in nutrients ”, he concludes.

Why do some sunscreens leave a white trail?

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We explain why the whitish halo caused by some sunscreen creams

Surely you have noticed that, sometimes, when leaving the water, there are people who bring a white trace on their face. Very useful when it comes to children, because that way parents can see if they still have some protection, it is a bit unsightly in adults, especially on the face.

The solar filters that leave this whitish trace that, it must be said, is the great challenge of laboratories striving to combat it with new increasingly translucent formulas, are mineral filters.

We already told last week that mineral filters are also known as “physical filters” and, as chemist Deborah García Bello (@deborahciencia en social media) explains, they are the oldest, the ones that have been in place from the beginning.

They are sunscreens made of minerals, usually titanium and zinc oxide.

“These compounds are fluorescent, that is, they absorb ultraviolet radiation and re-emit it as visible, preventing it from harming us; they reflect it like a mirror, “he explains on his Twitter account.

According to her – and according to all dermatologists and skincare experts you ask – they are the most suitable for children and sensitive skin in general, but they have two main drawbacks: they are dehydrating and leave a white trace.

Their great advantage is that they never cause skin reactions and that they constitute the most stable solar photoprotection: being inert they do not photodegrade.

Sun creams that leave a white trail


The great workhorse of these filters is that they leave your face a little white (sometimes quite white). Mineral sunscreen is not well absorbed because, precisely, it seeks that: to act as a natural shield blocking the sun’s rays and remaining on the surface of the skin, reflecting and dispersing radiation.

In fact, they must be used more thoroughly at night to remove them correctly with night cleaning.

As the challenge is to avoid leaving that whitish trail, the laboratories have it in their pending task number one. In order not to resort to nanoparticles, which are beginning to get a bad name in ecological terms, they are looking for other formulas.

For example, the Coola brand Mineral Collection range incorporates physical filters such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide and both minerals are formulated and encapsulated separately so that they are distant from each other. That is why it is a much lighter and more transparent result.

Is it bad to go to the pool with makeup?

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Learn the secrets of photo make-up, the product that dermatologists recommend the most

Dermatologists repeat this endlessly: sunscreen is the last step in a good care routine. And not the last in importance, but the final touch so that the skin leaves the house clean, hydrated, and perfectly protected.

In summer, no one doubts the need to wear sunscreen since, even if we are not lying in the sun on the beach or the pool, the ultraviolet rays affect us more strongly than at any other time of the year. But this gesture should be 365 days a year.

Leaving the house with the sunscreen on prevents us from photoaging. It is essential to use it daily, since nothing that you put on or do, once the wrinkles are installed, will be as effective as avoiding them. Don’t forget that 80% of wrinkles are caused by the sun.

Well, having said all this, it seems clear that the photoresist is not negotiable. Both for day to day and, of course, to go to the beach or pool. Now, what about makeup? Is it incompatible with being well photoprotected? Do you wear over or under sun protection?

Made up in the sun


There are many doubts that arise for women for whom the idea of ​​not going with their imperfections (dark circles, pimples, spots) covered is uphill, even if they go in a bathing suit and kaftan.

For them, there is a possibility and not just anyone, but the one recommended by all dermatologists: photo make-up. It is important, first of all, to clarify that a photo makeup is not a makeup base on SPF. That is, you have seen many times that some makeup foundations include SPF. It is usually a factor 15, insufficient if you are going to expose yourself to the sun, much more when it is usually a filter that does not contemplate all types of radiation. It adds up, but by itself, it is not enough.

In addition to this, the idea of ​​wearing conventional makeup to go sunbathing, using it over or under your sunscreen, does not seem too good either. To the indisputable fact that, once you have made up, and although it is not impossible, reapplication of the filter becomes very complicated (which, as you know, should be every two hours, after bathing or sweating profusely) adds that the heat is not good either. ally:

With heat, the pores on the skin’s surface dilate, allowing cosmetics that have been applied to the face to penetrate into that first layer of the skin. In this way, the skin becomes dirty and, as a consequence, pimples and other imperfections can appear. Neither would they be strange reactions, such as dermatitis or inflammation ”, warns Mª José Tous, pharmacist and founder of Laboratorios Kosei.

So the smart thing to do seems to resort to a specific product to protect the skin from the sun that provides the color. In this territory, there are several options. The first, the sunscreen with color. The second, the photo makeup. They might look like the same thing, but they are not.

Solar filter with color or photo make-up?


Tinted sunscreen, many skincare experts warn, is usually not a good idea if you just wear that. Why? The dermatologist Ana Molina explains it very well:

It has been shown that when we apply a tinted sunscreen to the skin, we unconsciously apply much less than the recommended amount since, by wearing color, we see ourselves excessively covered, as with a mask ”.

As an alternative to this option, which, although correct, is not very operative and, therefore, has all the ballots that, once experienced, it is one-and-no-more, there is the photo make-up, which we will talk about later.

There would be another option, which is the one proposed by many skincare experts who put on our skin (pun intended): first apply a layer of colorless facial sunscreen to ensure that the proper amount of product has been used and, therefore, the skin is well protected and, afterward, use touches of another of equal protection but with color.

This second step will allow you to cover imperfections such as pimples, spots, or marks without compromising the full sun protection (which will go underneath) and, on the other, provide that healthy point without which women who are used to wearing makeup on a daily basis cannot live.

What is photo make-up?


But we said that there is also the photo makeup. This product, which usually comes in a compact or cushion format, seeks to cover the skin like make-up does, protecting as a broad-spectrum sunscreen protects.

The Dr. Mayte Truchuelo, Dermatologist. , Specifies: The photomake-up is not a sunscreen SPF 50 with color, but it offers the features we need for conventional makeup in coverage, texture (smooth or compact), and result on the skin (matt or satin as required).

Macarena Viro, a pharmacist, goes further: “Photomake-up makes us feel better, it can also help us camouflage imperfections, equalize the tone in certain pathologies such as vitiligo, hyperpigmentation, acne … and protect our skin.”

How to use the photo makeup


It can be used with the sponge directly to the skin, covering the entire face, because it is formulated for it and, therefore, it usually comes in different shades, like makeup bases.

Now, if it is too heavy, which sometimes occurs in some skin or in some women who do not want as much coverage, the dermatologist Ana Molina recommends, once again, that the photomake-up goes on top of another transparent sunscreen and is used to touch up throughout the day.

Photo makeup is very fashionable and every time they are made with better textures and finishes. When it is good, it evens the tone, illuminates the skin, and protects it perfectly. Of course, they seem like a very smart strategy to have everything in one step: hydration, sun protection, and makeup ”.

“So that the same thing that occurs with protection creams with color does not happen, I recommend using a photoprotector without color in the recommended amount (2 mg / cm2) and then, if we want to cover or give color, use photo makeup on top”, she specifies.

You know: if you want to go divine to the pool, choose a photo make-up that suits the needs of your skin. They exist for photoaged skin, with acne tendency, even sensitive to the sun.

And when you come back from vacation, don’t forget that photomake-up is the product that best helps you reapply sun protection throughout the day and retouch your makeup, both in summer and winter, spring and autumn. Only the prettiest ones knew how to reapply sun protection throughout the day when you are wearing makeup and now… the rest of them have run out of excuses.

The forgotten areas of the SPF

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Which parts of the body burn the most without you noticing

Even if you use sun protection, even if you buy some products for the face and others for the body, putting all your effort, there are areas that are sometimes forgotten.

Vulnerable to radiation, they can be burned unconsciously. Keep them in mind or you will regret it. We tell you what they are.

THE SCALP

Do you have bald spots, sparsely populated hair, or a very marked part in your hairstyle? Keep an eye out. The scalp becomes irritated, dry, and can burn.

Experts warn: despite the presence of hair follicles, UV radiation reaches the skin. As sunscreens are used with little consistency, in this case, the best protector would be physical, that is, clothing. A hat or a scarf, so fashionable this season.

This should not only be taken seriously by bald men (although they are the most affected), in general, we must remember to protect the scalp because if burned, this burn leads to aging, spots, actinic keratoses, and various types of tumors, of which the most frequent is the vasocellular epithelioma.

It is essential to protect the scalp with spray sunscreen with SPF50 +, hats, caps, and scarves

EARS

We refer to the entire appendix, insisting on the area behind the ears. Dermatologists remind us that it is common to find skin tumors in this area.

And the nape?

Sometimes, to avoid burning the scalp, we choose to make a ponytail but, as you imagine, that leaves the ears and the nape of the neck exposed. And it burns, of course. On the other hand, when the position for tanning is lying on your back, we must not lose sight of the fact that the dry sand reflects 17% of the sun’s rays; grass 3% and cement 2%.

THE BUST

Be careful with topless and nudism. The nipples and areolas can burn because their skin is very sensitive even though they have a lot of melanin.

The neckline area is very vulnerable to the sun, like the face. When it is exposed too much, it becomes wrinkled and full of spots and is one of those areas that betrays photoaging. From Guapísimas we recommend that the cleavage be protected with the same care as the face. You know: very high protection and high spectrum sunscreens. If you accept another piece of advice: better with an oil-free texture to avoid pimples.

In any case, it is necessary to control the time the chest is exposed to the sun and to do it always protected, since photoaging is one of the factors that make the bust lose turgor.

GENITAL ZONES

If you are doing nudism or using a bikini with a thong for the first time, be careful not to burn the areas that have never been exposed to the sun. The genitals must be protected from the sun like any other area of ​​the body. Skin cancers also form there. Choose textures in the form of foam or lotion for them because they are easier to apply and penetrate body hair better.

EYELIDS AND LIPS

Remember that the eye and lip contour must be protected with special products and that there is specific sun protection on the market for the eye contour and lip cacao with very high sun protection that can also be used on scars or tattoos.

And don’t forget that the best sun protection is physical: clothing, sunglasses, hats, sarongs …

Breathe the sea

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Discover the benefits of standing in front of the waves in a conscious way

The sea is great medicine. We have known this since the times of our grandmothers -or great-grandmothers-, when patients with certain ailments were sent to the coast to thalassotherapy centers and were put on, dressed and on horseback (if necessary) so that they could take advantage of all their goodness.

Bathing, stepping on its sand during a walk, and staring at the horizon all have obvious relaxing effects. But not only that. The sea breeze contains a series of particles that can add to your health and a lot.

The basic principles of thalassotherapy maintain that the minerals and trace elements that the sea has can be absorbed by osmosis (through the skin), in such a way that the body fluids are balanced, helping to improve health in a global way. That is the reason why, after a few days on the beach, you notice your muscles relaxed, the cough stops, the wounds have healed and you feel with renewed energy.

You rest better

The feeling is also proven by all that when you arrive at a coastal area, except for problems such as heat or mosquitoes -or parties from the neighbors-, you usually sleep much better. The natural environment and the sound of the sea help lower stress levels and it is as if its sound cradles you at bedtime. Not surprisingly, when returning to the city, there are countless audios with the sound of waves that many people turn to fall asleep.

Although it is true that you rest better, it is advisable to be vigilant if your blood pressure is low because, at sea level, it drops even more. You may feel more tired or listless than usual at first, but in a couple of days, you acclimatize and begin to see the benefits.

In a simple walk along the shore or sitting in front of the sea practicing conscious breathing, you can absorb many nutrients that your body needs.

A natural spray

The sea breeze is like a kind of natural spray very rich in zinc, potassium, iodine, and up to 89 essential elements, and the humidity it generates helps to clean the respiratory system, expelling mucus and improving the function of the nose.

In addition, to trace elements, the sea contains vitamins and microorganisms that release antibacterial substances. It has a high concentration of dissolved mineral salts, and all of this enters our body without realizing it.

At the edge of the sea, the air is clean and full of oxygen. We must take advantage of and take breaths to get our bodies ready. The brain also benefits from this “stand up and breathe” facing the sea. After doing so, you will notice that stress and anxiety levels drop.

Sunlight also contributes to having an antidepressant and anxiolytic effect, taken with caution, in addition to helping to synthesize vitamin D levels.

In areas where there are currents of water in general (whether sweet or salty) particles known as negative ions circulate through the air. These, unlike the positive ones (which make us feel irritable and tired), help to stimulate neurotransmitters, whose release produces a feeling of well-being, help us relax and produce serotonin, clear the mind and help us fall asleep.

When do I use deodorant and when do I use antiperspirant?

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We answer your questions and directs you to the perfumery shelf

When the heat hits every city, whether we like it or not, we start to sweat more. What may seem annoying and uncomfortable is a critical life function.

Not everyone knows that if we don’t sweat, our bodies can’t function properly. Now, perspiration is sometimes a problem, and knowing how to tackle it is important.

Perspiration is a natural function of the body that appears because our temperature rises due to physical exercise or the heat it does.

Faced with this situation, our brain sends signals to the sweat glands to start sweating, so that the body cools and the temperature remains balanced. This reaction is known as thermoregulation.

When sweat evaporates, the temperature drops and the body cools. Perspiration can also be due to hormonal changes or moments of tension (the production of adrenaline can make us sweat regardless of the increase in body temperature).

On your hand, it may be that sweat is more or less annoying in your day to day.

Most of us use a deodorant or antiperspirant every day. Both help control perspiration and body odor and their use after the shower are almost mandatory, much more when temperatures rise.

“Did you know that … stress due to workload is the situation that causes the greatest increase in sweating? The second is public speaking, in the third-place are interviews and work meetings.

Now, what benefits does one and the other offer?

First, a brief explanation of why the deodorant is needed:

-The armpits are among the skin regions with specific physiological characteristics, with a pH of 6.5 (above that of other areas of the skin)

-Also, in the armpits, we have around fifty thousand sweat glands

-Human perspiration is largely odorless until fermented by bacteria

-And it is deodorants that work to combat this situation

WHEN TO USE DEODORANT?

Deodorants are spray, stick, or cream cosmetics with ingredients that neutralize body odor, but do not control sweat levels.

Antiperspirants, meanwhile, control sweat and body odor, regulating perspiration that reaches the surface of the skin and reducing the number of bacteria that cause odor.

Various active principles (antiseptics, perfumes, antiperspirants) and combinations thereof are used in deodorants. From a medical point of view, it makes sense to combine antiseptics and antiperspirants with a physiological pH value, that is, acidic.

WHEN TO CHOOSE ANTITRANSPIRANT?

Those people who perspire a lot or perform a great physical activity, have an antiperspirant as a great ally. This is what the experts think:

“In some susceptible people, sweating can lead to social phobia. However, although in most cases sweating is not a health problem, there are social and aesthetic reasons that support the use of antiperspirant products to combat it ”(Dr. Ramón Grimalt, dermatologist, professor of dermatology at the University of Barcelona and coordinator of dermatology at the International University of Catalunya).

EYE WITH SENSITIVE SKIN

In general, underarm skin is very sensitive, susceptible to eczema, and prone to blemishes. Therefore, if it is not necessary, it is better not to use antiperspirant. Why?

From Eucerín they explain to us: In addition to efficacy, for a deodorant or antiperspirant, its skin tolerance is decisive.

This is especially important in people with sensitive skin (intolerances to conventional, alcoholic, or perfumed deodorants) or previously damaged (psoriasis, atopic dermatitis), where the skin tends to form contact eczema due to the weakening of its barrier function.

This effect is particularly reinforced in the case of components such as alcohol. Doctors recommend avoiding alcohols and perfumes in deodorants.

THE BAD FAME OF THE ANTI-TRANSPIRANT

In the chemicophobic craze that exists in a part of cosmetic fans, one of the first products they wanted to blacklist was antiperspirants.

A belief (misinterpreted and bordering on urban legend) wanted to link antiperspirant deodorants with the formation of cysts in the armpits, even with breast cancers.

Consulting the experts, we conclude that, more than in the face of a health problem, we would be faced with a dilemma between efficacy and respect for skin physiology.

As explained by La Roche Posay, “to a large extent, the effectiveness of the deodorant comes from the presence of antiperspirant aluminum salts and antibacterial alcohol. The downside is that the former slow down the sweat flow and can cause intolerance reactions and alcohol, for its part, can cause discomfort in the most sensitive skin ”.

So the aluminum salts plug the outlet of the eccrine glands. But can this be a long-term problem? It seems not.

“The gland has a special secretion system that, although clogged, allows it to regenerate in a few days. What can occur is irritation or eczema ”, says dermatologist Aurora Guerra, professor of Dermatology at the Complutense University and Head of the Dermatology Section at the Doce de Octubre University Hospital in Madrid.

I have burned my skin … Now what do I do?

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Urgent tips for when you’ve sunburned

When you have white skin, light hair, and blue eyes, if you go out in the sun you will burn. You have to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen, high protection, and resistance to water and sand, to take extreme precautions. Sometimes not even like that.

But not only fair skin (people with phototypes I, II, and III) are vulnerable to sunburn. This group includes children, pregnant women, patients with photodermatosis and photosensitive diseases, patients receiving photosensitizing drugs, patients receiving immunosuppressive treatments, patients with a history of skin cancer, and/or precancerous lesions.

What to do when you have already burned

Ricardo Ruiz, dermatologist, and director of the International Dermatological Clinic (Madrid) gives you his best expert advice:

1. It is essential to apply cold to the damaged area, either in the form of gels or through cold compresses

2. The second step is to deeply hydrate the area with very nourishing creams that do not contain perfumes or excessive preservatives.

3. Sometimes plain petroleum jelly works very well.

4. We like to recommend mild cortisone creams and topical antibiotics to speed healing and prevent infection.

5. And finally, logically, avoid sun exposure for a week.

Why don’t you have to burn

The problem does not lie in sunbathing but in accumulating hours of radiation that diminish our solar capital. And, of course, the fundamental thing is not to burn yourself.

“Sunburn has consequences on our skin in the medium and long term. It is probably the factor that ages our skin the most, manifesting itself later in the form of wrinkles and spots. It has also been shown that sunburns during childhood increase the risk 10 times in the possibility of suffering from malignant melanoma ”, warns Dr. Ruiz.

” Always have a pure aloe vera gel on hand. It is a basic first-aid kit that repairs damaged skin, regenerates and soothes skin with sunburn, insect bites, and domestic burns.

So that the sun never catches you off guard, remember to always apply sunscreen all over your body for twenty minutes before going to the beach and pool.

And if you are not going to go to the pool or the beach but it is very sunny, remember that your clothes cover your body, but your face is always exposed.

Do not stop using sunscreen under makeup, without forgetting to reapply throughout the day even if you are wearing makeup. There are specific products to protect you from the sun when you go makeup.

Are you protected from the sun in the water or do you get burned?

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Not only are you not protected and you burn, but you burn more

This is a recurring question every summer. For some reason, everyone is clear that how you burn for sure, for sure, is staying stuck for hours and hours in the sun on the deck chair, aware of the stupidity you are doing.

Few remember that if there are clouds or wind, you are not aware that lightning strikes you. And you burn anyway.

We are going to tell you about it, obviously (what Magüi would say) so that you avoid it at all costs.

The most you burn is in the water, without adequate protection.

Why do you burn more in the water?

First, because being wet you do not notice so much the heat that it burns you when you are in the sand or on the grass of the pool and you stay longer in the sun.

Second, because the water reflects the sun and the droplets that remain on the skin have a magnifying effect, which can cause burns.

Well, there is still a third way to burn out, year after year.

Dermatologists always encourage us to avoid sunbathing in water. “Water, sand and grass are reflective surfaces”, they warn.

In addition, we already read constantly that the solar filter must be reapplied every, minimum, two hours. Because you have been able to sweat a lot, because you have been able to rub yourself with the towel or with the sand and, above all, because you have been able to bathe.

“When you are in the water you have to protect yourself the same, or more, because the water reflects the sun’s rays, making sun damage more dangerous”

In contact with water, the sunscreen filter loses effectiveness. Now it also depends on the filter.

There are two concepts to assess this quality, look at what you put in the container of your sun cream. According to the American FDA, a standard shared by the Spanish market, a product is waterproof or water resistant if it maintains its protection factor on the skin after two 20-minute dives, and is waterproof or waterproof when it is maintained after four of 20 minutes.

Waterproof filters are usually used in solar panels intended for use in sports, especially water sports.

And what happens with that water that only splashes when you are on your inflatable, or on the seashore or on the pool ladder? That also intercedes in the rapid burn.

Surely as a young girl you have done it: sunbathing while you vaporized water through your body to better resist the heat. Big mistake.

Not only were those refreshing water droplets having a magnifying glass effect, but they were charging the possible protection that was left on your skin. You already know that getting your skin wet involves reapplying the sun.

Never more. If you are hot, you bathe, dry off and reapply the sun.

Now you may be thinking: “there are waterproof solar panels.” If they exist. But their protection is not eternal. They last two or four dives of twenty minutes, depending on whether they are resistant or very resistant to water, respectively.

And, very importantly, if that time is exceeded, it must be reapplied. And don’t be overconfident: when the skin gets wet, an SPF 50 turns into a 30. It is not too dramatic a change, but you have to know it.