• Sunscreen is one of the most important cosmetics we use to protect our skin from the sun's harmful rays. A properly chosen sunscreen can help reduce the risk of many risks such as skin cancer, sun spots, and premature aging.

    The most important points to consider when choosing sunscreen are as follows:

    SPF (Sun Protection Factor): SPF is a unit of measurement that shows the sun protection of sunscreen. SPF 30 protects your skin from UVB rays by 97%, while SPF 50 protects it by 98%. SPF 50 will be sufficient in the summer months and at times when the sun is at its peak, while SPF 30 will be sufficient in the winter months and in the shade.
    UVA and UVB Protection: The rays that come from the sun are divided into two main groups, UVA and UVB. UVA rays cause skin aging, wrinkles, and sun spots. UVB rays can cause skin cancer. The sunscreen should protect you from both UVA and UVB rays.
    Filters: The filters used in sunscreen protect our skin by absorbing or reflecting UVA and UVB rays. The filters used today are as follows:
    Chemical filters: They absorb UVA and UVB rays by absorbing them into the skin.
    Mineral filters: They reflect UVA and UVB rays by creating a physical barrier on the skin.

    Sunscreen Selection According to Skin Type

    It is also important to choose a product that is suitable for our skin type when choosing sunscreen.

    Dry skin: Moisturizing sunscreens should be preferred for dry skin. Mineral sunscreens are more suitable for dry skin.
    Oily skin: Oil-free and mattifying sunscreens should be preferred for oily skin. Mineral sunscreens are more suitable for oily skin.
    Combination skin: Both moisturizing and mattifying sunscreens should be preferred for combination skin.
    Sensitive skin: Fragrance- and alcohol-free sunscreens should be preferred for sensitive skin. Mineral sunscreens are more suitable for sensitive skin.

    Sunscreen Usage

    Sunscreen should be applied at least 30 minutes before going out in the sun. It is important to reapply it every two hours before going out in the sun and after swimming.
    Sunscreen should be applied evenly to all surfaces of the skin. The eye area and lips should also be protected with sunscreen.

    Sunscreen Recommendations

    For dry skin:

    La Roche Posay Toleriane Sensitive SPF 50+
    Avene Hydrance Optimale Riche SPF 30
    Bioderma Photoderm Max Aquafluide SPF 50+

    For oily skin:

    La Roche Posay Anthelios Invisible Fluid SPF 50+
    Avene Cleanance SPF 50+
    Bioderma Sebium Global SPF 30

    For combination skin:

    La Roche Posay Anthelios Hydraphase SPF 30
    Avene Trixera Nutri-fluide SPF 30
    Bioderma Photoderm Max Aquafluide SPF 50+

    For sensitive skin:

    La Roche Posay Anthelios Dermo-Pediatrics SPF 50+
    Avene Tolerance Extreme SPF 50+
    Bioderma Photoderm AR SPF 50+
    These recommendations are selected from dermatological brands. These products are more reliable in terms of skin health.

    Additional tips for choosing sunscreen:

    Look for a sunscreen that is labeled "broad spectrum". This means that it protects against both UVA and UVB rays.
    Choose a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. This will help protect your skin from sunburn.
    Reapply sunscreen every two hours, or more often if you are sweating or swimming.
    Protect your eyes with sunglasses and a hat.
    By following these tips, you can help protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays.

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