All thruster sunscreen products contain sun protection UVA/UVB filters to ensure you get effective sun protection. However, we reinforce that there aren't unnecessary information about sun exposure, as well as the potential effects that sun exposure may have on your body in the medium and long term.
How to apply sunscreen?
A sunscreen should be applied generously every 2 hours to have a protective effect.
consists of a broad variety of rays. Some don't even reach the Earth as they are blocked by the ozone layer. Radiation that reaches the Earth consists of visible rays, infrared rays (IR) and ultraviolet rays (UV). UV radiation emited by the sun only partially reaches the surface of the Earth due to the existence of the ozone layer that acts as a filter to this type of radiation.The intensity of sun radiation is dependent on several factors, including the time of the year, time of the day, latitude, altitude, ground reflections and weather conditions. UV radiation is stronger between 10h and 16h, for instance.
Dermatologists have warned for a strong correlation between frequency of skin cancers, and the extent of injured DNA, where 90% of all skin cancers are associated with sun exposure.
UV radiation is further divided into UVA, UVB and UVC rays, depending on their wavelength, and consequently, their intensity. As sunlight passes through the atmosphere, all UVC and approximately 90% of UVB radiation is absorbed by ozone, water vapour, oxygen and carbon dioxide. UVA radiation is less affected by the atmosphere. Therefore, the UV radiation reaching the Earth’s surface is largely composed of UVA with a small UVB component. UVB radiation, which is more energetic than UVA radiation, is related to the development of sunburns and appearance of most skin cancers and cataracts. UVA radiation, less energetic, may have a role in the progression of some skin cancers. These rays are also linked to long-term skin damage such as skin ageing and wrinkles. UVA radiation represents most of the radiation provided by most tanning beds, in the solariums.
Protect the children
About sun exposure, children require special attention for several reasons. In addition to their skin being more sensitive and more susceptible to sunburn, children tend to spend more time outdoors and may not be aware of the dangers of excessive sun exposure. Parents and other caregivers should teach and encourage your children to apply sunscreen whenever you go outdoors and may be exposed to large amounts of sunlight. Children need to be taught about the dangers of too much sun exposure as they become more independent. If you or your child burn easily, be extra careful to cover up, limit exposure, and apply sunscreen. Babies younger than 6 months should be kept out of direct sunlight and protected from the sun using hats and protective clothing. Sunscreen may be used on small areas of exposed skin only if adequate clothing and shade are not available.
SAFETY TIPS TO THE SUN
Going on vacation often means exposing your skin to the sun for the first time after a long winter of cold weather and warm clothes. It's important to devote extra attention to your skin before you leave to make sure it is ready for the sudden change.
Tips for safe and effective sunscreen application and behaviour under the sun:
1. Apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going out under the sun to allow maximum absorption and protection.
2. Make sure you're applying enough sunscreen. An insufficient quantity lowers the level of protection significantly. Pay special care to more sensitive areas, such as your ears, nose, shoulders, cleavage and neck.
3. Don't neglect hard to reach and easily forgotten places, such as your ears, feet and upper back.
4. Re-apply sunscreen every 2 hours. Apply more frequently after swimming, sweating or towelling.
5. Try to avoid intense midday sun from 11:00am and 3:00pm during the summer months or when on vacation in tropical countries.
6. Overexposure to the sun can threaten your health, so avoid staying out in the sun too long, even when using a sunscreen.
7. Protect children. Children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of UV radiation and often spend more time outdoors than adults. Parents should take special care to protect them from the sun using protective clothing, hats, sunglasses and sunscreen. Keep babies and young children out of direct sunlight.