Published on January 24, 2017 at 14:04 / Updated on May 8, 2018 at 20:52

After a long winter and a drawn-out spring, summer has finally arrived and we feel like enjoying it.

However, we have to contend with the harmful effects of prolonged and repeated exposure to the sun‘s ultraviolet (UV) rays. The impact of UV rays on skin structures can cause sunburns, an increased risk of certain types of cancer, and premature aging of the skin (wrinkles and dark spots).

A wide range of sunscreens are available to protect your skin. They come in a variety of forms (gels, creams, lotions, balms, sprays, etc.) with one or more active ingredients, varying sun protection factors (SPF), and differing instructions for their use. In whatever form, they are an important line of defense against the sun’s harmful effects. For optimal sun protection, always look for a packaging that indicates a protection against UVA and UVB rays.

While applying sunscreen is the best option, it is also important to remember other ways of protecting yourself from the sun: wearing long clothing (weather permitting), wide-brim hats and sunglasses with UV protection. It is also recommended to stay in the shade and to do outdoor activities early in the morning or late in the afternoon when the sun is not at its peak (before 11 o’clock in the morning or after 4 o’clock in the afternoon).

For sensible sun-protection advice, talk to your healthcare professional!

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