Sunscreens are products that contain sunscreens that protect the skin against the action of the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays, alleviating the harmful effects of UV radiation on the skin. Sunscreens can be chemical (absorb UV rays) and/or physical (reflecting UV rays). The best protection for the skin is the use of appropriate clothing (Sweater, pants, hat). Areas of skin not covered by clothing should be protected with sunscreen containing UVA and UVB filters. Particularly during the first exposures to the sun, it is recommended to use a minimum SPF of 30.
Additionally, the effect of sunscreen also depends on its correct application. Generally, a sunscreen should be applied generously ever 2 hours to have a protective effect.
The sunscreen should be applied before sun exposure (ideally 20 to 30 minutes before), as well as after bathing in the sea or pool. If sunscreens are used correctly these may provide protection for erythema, cancer and photoaging.
Thruster sunscreens have physical filters, such as titanium dioxide, which provides greater protection against UVA and UVB rays.
What is the Sun Protection Factor
The SPF is related to the level of protection that the sunscreen provides against UVB radiation, but does not measure the protection against UVA rays.
The skin, when exposed to the sun without protection, takes a certain time to turn red (sunburn or erythema). SPF is determined based on the ratio between the amount of UV radiation required for sunburn of protected and unprotected skin.
A higher SPF value means greater protection against UVB rays.
A higher SPF value means greater protection against UVB rays. When using sunscreens with SPF 30, for example, the same skin takes 30 times longer to turn red. Since UVA radiation also causes skin damage, it is recommended to check for UVA filters in sunscreen. However, because there is no standard method for evaluation of UVA radiation filters in sunscreens, when the product has a UVA filters, this is only mentioned on the product packaging.
Thruster sunscreens provide protection against UVB and UVA radiation.
CHOICE OF SUNSCREENS:
1. HAVE BROAD SPECTRUM PROTECTION:
Have broad spectrum protection against both types of radiation, UVA and UVB. A broad spectrum sunscreen should protect your skin from both types of radiation and are the best choice when choosing a sunscreen.
A sunscreen with ample spectrum protection means it has the ability to protect against the harmful effects of UVA (responsible for aging) and uvb rays (responsible for burning). To be classified as protector providing broad spectrum protection, a sunscreen must absorb or reflect at leat 90% of UVA and UVB rays.
Thruster sunscreen offer broad spectrum protection.
2. Water resistant:
Particularly for those who practice water sports or enjoy spending long periods in water, it is important to choose a water-resistant sunscreen. It is necessary to protect well the part of the body that is above the surface of the water, since the water reflects about 25% of the UV radiation and can this way intensify its harmful effects.
Truster sunscreens provide high and very high protection, UVA and UVB.
3. Solar protection factor (SPF ou FPS):
The choice of SPF will depend on the skin's phototype, which includes skin color prior to sun exposure, hair color, eye color among other factors. The lighter the skin,
the greater the SPF of the sunscreen. Several dermatologists recommended SPF 30 as the most suitable for the majority of the population.
The sunscreen should protect the skin avoiding the damages caused by solar radiation. If the sunscreen you are using allows your skin to turn red after exposure to the sun, this is a sign that protection is not enough. In this case, a sunscreen with a higher SPF should be used or the sunscreen should be reapplied at smaller intervals.
Thruster sunscreen provide high and very high protection, UVA and UVB.
A healthy lifestyle implies a balanced diet and the regular practice of physical exercise. A healthy lifestyle should be adopter as early as possible, the younger the better, and good habits should be maintained throughout adulthood and middle age. Regular physical activity, encompassing any type of sports activity, can have a positive effect on psychological well-being, there is as well an association between regular physical activity and reduction of stress, anxiety and depression. In general, physical activity induces immediate and long-term positive emotions and reduces symptoms of sadness and depressed mood, making practitioners more resistant to stress.
Sport activity also has a positive contribution to social development, especially in preventing antisocial behaviour in young people.
Physical activity improves blood circulation, increasing blood flow to the brain and levels of norepinephrine and endorphins, which can reduce stress, improve mood and induce a calming effect after exercise. Concentration improves in the immediate period after physical activity and learning time tends to decrease with regular practice of physical activity/sport.
A balanced diet, daily exercise and adequate sleep are the basis for good healthy today and throughout life. Be active, take at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day.