Five major misconceptions about sunscreen
 We all know how important for skin protection from the sun's rays. Do you want the easiest argument? You can compare your skin on the face and hands with the skin on the chest and on the back (that is, those places where the sun's rays do not fall). A huge difference, you see! It's not about color, you know, talk about smoothness, elasticity, age spots, wrinkles and so on.

Therefore, before each of us the problem of protection from the sun should rise quite sharply. And the main thing in this case - information. Most of all, we have not studied this question, because so far in our minds there are misconceptions about sun protection. Let's see what misconceptions hinder us to make sun protection for your skin effectively.

Misconception №1. I do not need to use sunscreen, because most of the day I spend in the room.
So most people think. Many believe that sunscreen is worth buying only when traveling on vacation or go to the beach. Meanwhile, the need to use sunscreen every day, even indoors. The fact is that the UVA rays (the ones that cause premature aging and increases the risk of skin cancer) have the ability to penetrate through the windows of cars and buildings scattered indoors. Therefore, even in the office all day, we need a certain amount of sunscreen, especially during the time interval between 11 am and 18 pm.

Misconception №2. Can I apply sunscreen directly on the beach.
This is not true for all vehicles. When using creams based on titanium dioxide or zinc oxide, indeed, may be applied directly before the appearance of the sun. They act instantaneously as "work" as a barrier to UV rays. Such tools are marked more chemical-free. Although these funds should be used not only on the beach, but just before going out to protect themselves from the sun and on the way to the beach.

 Five major misconceptions about sunscreen
   However, there are also other sunscreens, so-called "chemical". They should be applied 20-30 minutes before going out into the open. This is because the active ingredients necessary time for the chemical reaction with the skin, to act. If you are only using them on the beach, the first 20 minutes for the skin may be fatal, this time you will be deprived of any protection.

Misconception №3. If I constantly apply sunscreen, then I will receive less vitamin D.
This risk is theoretically. But, believe me, in practice this is impossible. While Gwyneth Paltrow wrote in his blog that because of too much zeal with sunscreen had a problem with a lack of vitamin D, and even the threat of rickets, but I think that nevertheless it was no more than a PR reason to once again write about themselves and personal care. And here's why.

Our bodies are really in dire need of vitamin D. However, in order to satisfy our daily needs for this vitamin, we only need 15 minutes twice a week to stay in the sun. This dose is more than we recruit, we agree!

 Five major misconceptions about sunscreen
 Misconception №4. If I have dark skin, then I do not need sunscreen.
This is misleading for many people with dark or tanned skin can cost lives. According to studies, Darkie rarely pay attention to skin problems, less likely to use sunscreen, rarely turning to the doctor, and as a result - often develop cancer of the skin. Of course, their skin produces melanin anymore, and they are less likely to "burn" in the sun, but it does not mean that the protection against aggressive rays they do not need. We need, as well as people with fair skin.

Misconception №5. If my powder has protection SPF 15 Cream SPF 10 and then in the end I get the SPF protection of 25!
That is fundamentally wrong! Filters are not summed up, unfortunately. And if you need protection SPF 25, it can be achieved only by purchasing the appropriate remedy. It works like degrees of alcohol. If you drink one glass of 4 degree beer and if you drink two glasses of beer, you still end up getting 4 degrees rather than 8. To increase the degree by adding more vysokogradusnogo alcohol. Although you can be diluted. And creams. When applying a thin layer or mixing with other products, we have a little "dilute" indicator SPF, but to increase it, we can not, do not mix with a strong indicator of the filter.
Author: Julia Shestakova