Protecting our skin from the sun in every way is our priority in the summer. This can be done not only with traditional sunscreens, but also with decorative cosmetics. Let's find out why we need it and how to choose the right beauty products.
Why you need SPF protection
During the hot season, sunscreens and grooming help with UV radiation that is harmful to our skin. It's no secret that abusing sunbathing is fraught with health and beauty risks, from premature photoaging of the skin to the risk of developing cancer.
Sunscreen cosmetics in different formats help the skin to neutralize the negative effects of the sun's rays and avoid consequences for the body in the future.
Some people mistakenly believe that SPF products are only needed at the beach. Indeed, sun exposure is dangerous no matter where you are. You can get sunburns and other injuries every day, even just going to work or during a lunchtime walk, especially during the hours when the sun is at its most aggressive.
Some types of ultraviolet radiation can have an effect not immediately, but only after a long time. If you want to protect your skin from wrinkles and dryness, burns and irritations, as well as dermatological problems and even cancer, use protective products in the summer.
That's why we suggest that you join UV protection not only with skin care products, but also fill your summer makeup bag with decorative cosmetics with skin protection functions.
What is the level of protection of cosmetic products
Cosmetics can not boast a high level of SPF, unlike the same familiar sunscreens and lotions. But nevertheless it is enough to neutralize harmful rays for the body on a daily basis. Of course, if you do not count only on cosmetics, coming to the red-hot beach. But in the city level 10-15 will do its job completely.
Recall that implied SPF level in the digital equivalent is the number of minutes you can be in the sun and stay safe. On its own, the skin can withstand about 20 minutes of UV exposure. That is, you can add 20 to the SPF number to get an approximate time of safe sun exposure. This calculation is rather arbitrary, so you should not rely on it as a rule of steel.
What decorative cosmetics can be purchased with sun protection
Sun filters contain everyday decorative beauty products such as foundations and fluids, powders, blushes, eye shadows, balms, glosses and lipsticks.
Depending on the type of remedy, the level of protection can range from 10 to 50. The low level (SPF 10), as a rule, have a shadow, glosses and lipsticks, but foundations usually have a protection level of 40-50, as they are responsible for a large area of coverage, and the face takes a powerful blow of the sun's rays.
We recommend combining your makeup and skincare products for maximum UV filtering and don't forget strong sunscreens on the beach.
Rules for choosing SPF cosmetics
First of all, you should pay attention to your skin type. If you have lighter skin, we recommend choosing a care with a high SPF, and by the end of summer switch to lighter products (20-30). This is especially true for foundations and fluids. For those with darker skin, less protection is sufficient.
By the end of the summer season, even those with fair skin can rest easy with low SPF products, so it's easy to pick up cosmetics.
Among the additional properties of decorative cosmetics look for vitamins (especially E), mineral components. It will be useful if the products (foundation or powder) have matting properties, as well as the ability to regulate the production of sebum. If we talk about shadows, blushes and lipsticks, the main indicator of quality, in addition to caring components, is stability.
It is important to remember that sun protection does not increase when you put products on top of each other. That is, if you have a powder with a level 30 and a foundation with a level 50, there is no way to get 80 in total.
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