Be cov­ered

Choose the right prod­ucts for your skin type when seek­ing pro­tec­tion from the harsh sum­mer sun.

True Love - - News - By LER­ATO SEUOE

FACE Re­search shows that ex­po­sure to ul­tra­vi­o­let (UV) rays can stim­u­late skin cells, send­ing oil pro­duc­tion into over­drive. Oily skin is of­ten ac­com­pa­nied by blem­ishes, which make the skin prone to dark marks and pig­men­ta­tion when ex­posed to the sun’s UV rays. So keep oily or acne-prone skin pro­tected by us­ing an ef­fec­tive sun­screen. Avoid the type that over­load oily skin, leav­ing it feel­ing greasy, clog­ging pores and caus­ing blem­ishes.

BODY

Many peo­ple with dark skin don’t think they have to wear sun­screen, but not do­ing so can be dan­ger­ous. This skin type is less likely to burn be­cause of the pro­tec­tive ac­tion of the melanocytes, which pro­duce melanin. But this is not enough nat­u­ral pro­tec­tion. While this skin type can tol­er­ate longer pe­ri­ods of sun ex­po­sure with­out burn­ing, the sun can still cause dam­age. The in­ci­dence of skin can­cers in peo­ple with darker tones is on the rise. Be­cause the com­plex­ion is darker, de­tec­tion and di­ag­no­sis of skin cancer is harder and is thus of­ten dis­cov­ered later, at a more de­vel­oped stage. The eyes, palms of the hands, soles of the feet, ear­lobes and lips are most vul­ner­a­ble to dam­age.

Daily ex­po­sure to the sun ac­ti­vates the pro­duc­tion of melanin in the skin, caus­ing an over-pro­duc­tion or ex­cess, which can re­sult in hy­per-pig­men­ta­tion. The ex­cess of melanin is de­posited in pock­ets, so it can be un­even.

Pre­vent pig­men­ta­tion and un­even skin tone by us­ing sun­screen with an SPF of at least 20 when ex­posed to UV rays. Wear it daily on all ex­posed ar­eas of the body and face, and not only to the beach, as sun dam­age is ac­cu­mu­la­tive, adding up day by day.

CELL­TONE ADULT SPF30 SUN­SCREEN R126

DEME­LAN SPF50 SUN­SCREEN R99,95

EUCERIN SUN GEL-CREME OIL CON­TROL DRY TOUCH FACE SPF50+ R214,95

AVON MOIS­TUR­IS­ING FACE CREAM FRESH PRO­TEC­TION SPF 30 R85

NIMUE SUN-C SPF30 BODY SPRAY R525

NIVEA SUN PRO­TECT MOIS­TURE SUN SPRAY R199,99

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