“It is important to start your ritual one month before sun exposure (a change of season for the sunniest regions or a departure on vacation)”, insists dermatologist Nina Roos. Here are 3 tips to extend your solar capital :
>> First of all, take care of your diet by opting for seasonal fruits and vegetables, varied and colorful. They are not only good for our epidermis, but for our health in general. Also favor foods rich in omega 3 such as oilseeds and fatty fish.
>> Remember to moisturize your skin while drinking lots of water, but also to apply moisturizer daily. This creates an effective barrier against external aggressions. Remember to moisturize your skin with after-sun. But having beautiful, well-prepared skin is not enough. It is necessary to apply a sunscreen with a protection factor adapted to your skin color for the duration of sun exposure.
>> The ideal is also to opt for food supplements rich in beta-carotene, vitamins C and E. These capsules provide the body with vitamins and antioxidants, able to form a protective veil on the epidermis and to fight effectively against UV attacks. These supplements are particularly recommended for fair skin. They are taken every day starting 2 weeks before the start of the holidays and continue throughout the duration of sun exposure.
UV cabins, good or bad idea?
“Contrary to popular belief, doing UV sessions does not prepare the skin for the sun. It is even dangerous. Their only advantage is to give a healthy glow, but this benefit is short-lived. In addition, it generates a form of addiction, explains the dermatologist.
It is essential to respect the cycle of the seasons: the skin needs to rest in autumn/winter before being exposed to the sun’s rays in spring and summer. UV cabins even inflict damage on the skin: the UVA rays emitted in the cabin damage the DNA of skin cells, accelerating skin aging, the formation of brown spots, and increasing the risk of skin cancer.
Moreover, in 2018, the National Health Security Agency (ANSES) recalled the proven risk of skin cancer due to UV rays, natural or artificial, and recommended that the population’s exposure to UV rays be stopped. artificial for aesthetic purposes. In addition, the coloring obtained by UVA rays in the cabin results from the oxidation of melanin and does not protect against natural UV rays during outdoor exposure.
And if you still get a sunburn…
Our expert : Nina Roos, dermatologist and author of Healthy skin(Solar ed.).
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