July 19, 2024

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Prevention is better than cure

Prevention is better than cure

What are the most effective sun protection products?

“The best strategy for optimal protection is a combination of ‘protection, clothing, and application.’ This means that you avoid the sun as much as possible during peak hours, usually between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when UVA rays (UV Index) are strongest.” Even on cloudy days, UV rays can penetrate clouds, so be aware of this regardless of the weather.

To provide additional protection for your skin, it is recommended to cover as much of your skin as possible with clothing that blocks UV rays. Consider clothing with a UV protection factor. Don't forget to wear a hat or cap and sunglasses to protect your face, neck and eyes.

In addition to blocking the sun's rays and covering your skin, using sunscreen regularly is also crucial. Always choose a sunscreen product with at least SPF 30, and use generously on exposed skin. Don't forget sensitive areas such as ears, lips, nose and neck. Repeat the application every two hours, especially after sweating, swimming, or towel drying.

By applying this three-step approach – shield, dress, apply – you are optimally protected against the harmful effects of UV rays. Protection is key when it comes to preventing skin cancer and maintaining healthy skin.

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