Sunscreen Is Also Important on Cloudy Days

Care must be taken not only on the face, but in the whole body

During the autumn and winter the Sun appears timimante, the air is drier, the freezing wind and therefore the vast majority of people are just forgetting to protect skin with sunscreen. But even at that time the ultraviolet rays, although to a lesser extent, can also damage the skin and cause damage such as photoaging, the spots and skin cancer. In addition, it is also the time of year when we are with the skin more sensitive and more clear.

That’s why, according to the doctor cancerologista Calixto Hakim Neto, Antonio Hospital Nossa Senhora das Graças, even during the winter people should use sunscreen with a protection factor above 30 and avoid exposure to the Sun between 9:00 and 4:00 pm. “The great sun exposure is not indicated, because the feeling of the wind does not realize that the Sun’s rays are being absorbed and damaging the skin. The ideal is to stay at 20 minutes maximum in the Sun, so this help absorption, only on the bone and in the formation of calcium, without damage, “explains.

The incidence of ultraviolet light of type A is constant all year and that radiation promotes reactions in skin cells which can cause the appearance of precancerous lesions. “The use of sunscreen is important not only to prevent aging, but also to decrease the incidence of skin cancers,” the dermatologist Mauritius Sato, the Hospital our Lady of graces.

But it’s not just the face that must be protected during the cold. Use sunscreen in other parts of the body such as hands, lips, ears, neck, scalp and the tip of the nose are also extremely important. “There are several options on the market, savers in addition to sunscreens, which can help prevent the absorption of solar rays, like lipstick, hats and scarves,” advises Dr. Hakim Grandson.

To stay away from the danger of cancer and still stay with beautiful skin and protected, the dermatologist and the cancerologista have some tips:

-Use sunscreen in all periods of the year. In winter, choose a formula that is also a moisturizer.

-Take care to take Sun, especially during the 9:00 at 4:00 pm.

-Avoid hot baths and sustained, as they leave the skin more flaky and dry.

-Moisturize the skin after bathing. Dry skin becomes more sensitive to external agents such as SOAP, synthetic fabrics and wool, and can lead to a reaction called Contact Dermatitis, itching and redness, generating mostly in the legs, and skin peeling.

-Prefer winter to start skin treatments like peelings and acid in your composition, always with an expert tracking and use of sunscreen. During this period, the skin recovers more easily.