by Philipp Roth

From sunscreen to moisturizing: what helps against sunburn?

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The sun has many good sides: With it we produce vital vitamin D, get in a good mood and, depending on the skin type, a healthy, vital complexion. But none of this is without risk. Three key facts about the sun and sunburn.

Fact 1: Any sun is a skin hazard

Dry and blemished skin, itchy pustules almost everyone has had sunburn due to a lack of sun protection. And many have at least one a year. What sounds like a trifle is actually a drama for the skin and one's own health (keyword: skin cancer)!!

The sun's UV rays are the main cause of sun damage to our skin, especially UVA light. On the one hand, this leads to the production of the pigment melanin, which darkens our skin. On the other hand, the UVA light can penetrate into the areas of the middle skin and activate oxygen molecules in the skin. This leads to oxidation with other compounds to form free radicals which, together with UVA light, can even damage our DNA and affect the reproductive program built into it. The cell disruption leads to the first broken cells that promote skin cancer.

The visible signs of skin burns heal after a short time, but the skin remains permanently damaged. sheforgetsNot.

Fact 2: Without sun protection, the sun ages the skin

What the skin also does not forget are the wrinkles it gets from the sun:

The UVA light is not only partly responsible for skin cancer, it also damages the stability of our skin: The fibroblasts, which are involved in the production of tissue, are located in the middle skin. However, they can also produce collagenase, and they produce more of the enzyme when stimulated by UVA light. A problem for your own anti-aging program, because collagenase breaks down collagen, which is supposed to give our skin firmness. If there is no collagen, the connective tissue of the skin is weakened and wrinkles form. In short: UVA light is the reason why extreme sun worshipers get leathery and wrinkled skin..

Fact 3: We can protect our skin against the sun

Our skin brings its own protection through the horny layer and the melanin, through which the skin can be irradiated by the sun without further protective measures. However, this self-protection varies in strength from skin type to skin type:

  • skin type 1 : Fair skin with freckles, hair color tends to be reddish. Self-protection time less than 15 minutes.
  • skin type 2 : Light skin, light hair, occasional freckles. Self-protection time about 20 minutes.
  • skin type 3 : Rather dark hair, medium-light skin. Self-protection 30 minutes.
  • skin type 4 : Tan skin, dark hair. Self-protection time 40 minutes.
  • skin type 5 : Dark brown skin, black hair. Self-protection 60 minutes.
  • skin type 6 : Dark brown to black skin. Self-protection up to 80 minutes.

The self-protection of the skin against UV light also varies as the skin adapts to the sun, after all the melanin has to form first. This is also the reason why the change from the German winter to the South African sun is unimaginably risky.

In order to protect your skin from premature aging, sunburn and skin cancer, you cannot avoid a protective and care cream.

Just go outside with sunscreen

Basically, you should always wear sunscreen when you go out in the sun, whether it's sunbathing or the short bike ride into town..  The sun cream extends the skin's own protection time by the relevant factor. A cream with a factor of 20 means 20 times 20 minutes for skin type 2.

Sunscreen protects the skin from UV light via two mechanisms:

  1. They place a physical, inorganic filter on the skin's surface that reflects UV light and radiates it away from the skin. The filter consists of metal oxides, such as titanium or zinc oxide.
  2. Chemical, organic filters in sunscreen penetrate deeper into the skin. Its protective film converts the UV rays into harmless heat, more precisely: infrared light.

What to do with sunburn Face care against wrinklesn

To theYou should care for your skin after the sun give new moisture, support them in the fight against free radicals and supply important nutrients. Especially in the facial area, sensitive skin needs a well-designed moisturizer, especially on the face, because this is where wrinkles are most likely and also most visible.n.

theHydra Defense Cream intensively moisturizes and supports your skinurea andhyaluronan thenatural moisturizing factor. Moisture is important so that the elasticity of the skin is stabilized and wrinkles have less chance. The vitamin C contained in the Hydra Defense Cream nourishes the skin and, as an antioxidant, fights free radicals that are involved in skin damage. In addition, zinc and panthenol care for the skin and have an anti-inflammatory effect.

Especially in sunny times you should use a face cream to protect your skin from premature aging and to care for it intensively. The Hydra Defense Cream is suitable for this in combination with our innovativesunscreen – the Sun Shield Drops.

Don't get sunburned and as always: #staysoberr


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