Protecting your skin from the sun not only prevents sunburn but also premature wrinkles and loss of collagen. However, there are a lot of myths about sun and well-being that we reveal in this following video!
- Dermatologists agree that the sun exposure as a kid really defines your health as a grown-up, but that doesn't mean you should stop worrying about it.
- Ozone layer is getting everyday more dangerous, and you should pay attention to protect yourself and your family from sun damages like skin cancer.
Myth #1 All UV rays are the same. They're not. UVB rays make your skin red. They damage the out layer of the skin. UVA rays damage the deeper layers causing premature aging.
Myth #2 The number on the bottle equals the minutes you're protected. Actually the SPF is a measure of the sunblock's ability to prevent damage. So if it takes 10 minutes for your skin to get red it means SPF 15 protects it 15 times more, so 2, 5 hours.
Myth #3 If it's cloudy I don't need sunscreen. Clouds only filter sun rays, not UV rays.
Myth #4 I won't burn if I'm in the shade. UVB rays reach the skin indirectly so you still need sunscreen.
Myth #5 My makeup has sunscreen, so I'm covered. You're probably not applying enough to be fully covered, plus makeup usually only protects against UVB rays, not UVA so you're still aging.