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In today's article, we would like to explain how solar radiation affects skin and how it can be effectively protected.


How does radiance work with the skin?

The skin, this fantastic organ along with a protective shield, is suitable for connecting to the natural environment by touch, and with temperature changes. Through sunlight we receive 3 types of radiation: the infrared that transfers the heat we feel on the skin, the visible, the one that our eye captures the colors and its reflection, and finally the ultraviolet UV that we neither feel nor see or distinguish it by eye.

Of course, our skin has learned to accept each radiation differently and to take advantage of the part it needs for its basic functions, such as moisture regulation, production of vitamins, hormones and melanin, etc...


But what of over-exposure?

The sun is a joy, but this requires much attention. Its immediate consequences with sustained exposure, we've all felt it at some point. Redness means a gradual reddening of the skin surface which in extreme cases leads to a slight burn. The infrareds that carry the sun's heat. The skin is deeply dehydrated, loses its elasticity and finally peels off.

How does UV light from the sun affect our skin?

The effect of UV radiation does not necessarily have to do with degrees of temperature and burning. The human body, when exposed to UV light, produces melanin to protect itself, but that's not enough.

When there are clouds, the level of ultra-violet radiation is very high. Especially when we are in the water (swimming pool, sea) or in the mountain (Snow, ice) it is strongly amplified and the harmful effects of UV radiation are much more intense.

Long-term exposure causes premature aging of the skin and damage which may lead to staining and pigmentation (pigmentation), while the consequences according to scientific studies are additive over the years. Our skin has a memory of itself in radiation.


No matter your age, color or skin type, you should limit the time you spend under the sun, especially during summer hours or at altitude.

Enjoy more dawns and sunsets when the sun is beneficial.

Always wearing a sun block. The one that suits you and not the one from last year - like all cosmetics - at some point exhales and becomes dangerous to the skin.

Never wear metal jewelry and chains that touch your skin under the sunlight. Accessories such as hats, pareos and umbrellas are allowed and are pretty.

We drink water, lots of water, fruits, nuts and vegetables that are super antioxidants... And we cut back on sugar.

Sunbathing or walking into town for shopping? Yes, it's part of our summer routine. Find the right sunscreen to enjoy them safely.

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