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Video: Sun Protection For Face And Hair: Complete Decryption
2023 Author: Lynn Laird | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 21:10
Good for morale, but at the same time a sworn enemy of skin and hair, the sun and, in particular, its rays are responsible for the appearance of 90% of the signs of aging… and not only. Fortunately, it is possible to protect yourself from head to toe during your vacation or on a daily basis. Protective products, natural care and simple reflexes to adopt for optimal safety when tanning: the experts at Deavita.fr take stock of sun protection for the face and hair by revealing the best products to take with you to the beach.
Sun protection for face and hair: decryption
Still have doubts about the harmful impact of the sun on skin health? To understand the importance of good sun protection, you first need to know the dangers of excessive tanning. Regularly exposed to UV rays, the skin protects itself by increasing its production of melanin, the pigment by which we appear tanned. Ultimately, this changes our complexion, skin color, texture and pigmentation by increasing the risk of skin cancer and premature aging. But what's even worse, exposing your face to the gentle caress of the sun, is also exposing your hair to the harmful effects of sunlight, salt and wind, which tend to discolor, dehydrate and weaken the hair. So, once you come back from the beach, you come home with reddened skin and dry, dull hair. Owl !
So, as we have already explained to you, the sun can be the origin of many more or less serious skin and hair problems. This is why protecting yourself from harmful UV rays in summer is essential. Sunscreens to care for the face and body, protective sprays and repairing after-sun products to pamper the mane, you are spoiled for choice in terms of face and hair sun protection.
In summer and winter alike, sunscreen should be automatic, even though sometimes we (wrongly) think we don't need it. Clarins, Eucerine, Nuxe, Lancaster, Biotherm or Garnier: all cosmetic brands rely on high protection. And high protection, these are creams with an SPF of 50. But before going any further, focus on the good reflexes to adopt before going to rest on the beach.
Sun protection for face and hair: actions, treatments and golden rules
Sun, chlorine, sea salt, wind… in summer, hair (whether colored or not) is put to the test. So to avoid the hair fiasco, take a few good steps before leaving on vacation, so much awaited. First, it is better to avoid redoing your color or blonde balayage just before going out in the sun. In case of force majeure (if you have roots or white hair to hide), opt for a color a half-tone darker than usual. To do what ? Well, because it usually takes about a week for hair to lighten.
Then, it is recommended to shampoo and moisturize mask before going to bask in the sun, so as to close the scales properly and prevent UV rays from discoloring the hair. During your vacation, shampoo once or twice a week to avoid weakening the hair and blurring the pigments a little more. Dry shampoo is also a great solution. The rest of the time, please favor wide-brimmed hats and hair scarves.
As for face and body sun protection, it is essential to limit your exposure to the sun. Therefore, avoid exposing yourself to sunlight between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Ditto for small children. Once again, favor hats, glasses and turbans. Choose a suitable sun protection factor and continue to use it even after tanning. Indeed, the best will be to renew the application every two hours or after each swim. Please also read carefully the instructions and the precautions for use of the chosen product. Finally, don't forget that hydration during summer days is essential!
In addition, we know that there are foods that promote quick and healthy tanning, but do we know that there are also foods that preserve hair health? In other words, good hair protection and healthy nutrition go hand in hand. Seafood as well as all orange-colored vegetables and fruits, rich in carotene, should therefore be added to the menu. Also fall for good apricots, melon, carrots, peaches and peppers to give strength to your hair and to raise the melanin of your skin. For your information, there are also food supplements that hydrate the body from the inside out and help prevent the effects of the sun on the skin and hair.
Face sun protection: the importance of the UV screen
Believe it or not, Japanese women never go out without their UV cream. In France, on the other hand, we still hesitate to protect our skin from harmful rays by very often asking ourselves the question: "What is the point of putting an anti-UV screen on the skin?" ". So, to preserve the youthful appearance of your skin all year round, the magic recipe includes lots of protective sunscreen, which spares neither the neck nor the décolleté. In addition to protecting you during your vacation, UV protection will also prevent the appearance of wrinkles and spots on a daily basis. So what will be the right clue in town? According to experts, an index of 15 is sufficient for exhibitions in the city, provided that the product chosen also contains a UV index.
As for the foundation with sun protection for the face, know that it is a very good asset, if you are looking for an umbrella effect. It allows you to put on makeup while protecting you from harmful UV rays. What's more, it acts as a barrier and thus protects the skin from dark spots, dehydration and fine lines. Of course, that doesn't mean it can completely replace your classic high index sunscreen. And if you fear that with the latter you will no longer look good, don't worry. According to specialists, the UV screen does not prevent the production of melanin. In addition, the brands already offer 2 in 1 products that protect and activate tanning.
Face and body sun protection: update on natural care
Yes, we are all aware that sun protection creams contain chemicals that are not too pleasant for human health. Even so-called organic products can hide certain surprises, not to mention their staggering prices. The alternative ? Home-made and 100% natural protective treatments that facilitate a healthy tan and protect the skin! Indeed, the idea of a homemade sunscreen is not one of the manifestations of organic fashion that has recently invaded the world. It is simply a great solution for all people who want to sunbathe in a healthy and environmentally friendly way or frequently expose themselves to the sun for other reasons without risking their health. So here are some natural and very accessible treatments.
Are vegetable oils effective against UV rays?
Unlike some vegetable oils, which have no protective effect against the sun, be aware that there are many others that have been shown to be effective in absorbing UV rays. And among these, we find sesame oil having an anti-UV action and acting as a sunscreen. Be careful, however, it does not exempt the use of suitable sun protection. After sesame oil, we find extra virgin coconut oil, macadamia, jojoba and argan oil as well as shea butter, known for its many beauty and well-being virtues.
Homemade face sun protection recipe
Apart from the oils mentioned above, the other natural beauty ally that will help you greatly in the fight against the sun's rays is undoubtedly olive oil. So it's no wonder that it's an integral part of almost every homemade sunscreen recipe. And in this context, why not cook one up? To do this, mix half a cup of olive oil with a quarter of a cup of coconut oil, a quarter of a cup of beeswax, two tablespoons of zinc oxide and a few drops of essential oil of your choice. Put everything in a water bath to obtain a melted mixture and stir well until a homogeneous mixture is obtained.
Of course, natural protection isn't always enough, especially when talking about groups at high risk for skin burns. These are small children and especially babies, pregnant women, users of photosensitizing drugs and people with very fair skin, among others, who must opt for an SPF between 30 and 60. For your information, the sun protection factor 30 is 96.7%, while SPF 50 is 98%.
And what about natural sun protection for hair?
Spreading homemade sunscreen on your face and body is not enough to limit the harmful effects of the sun! Your hair, too, deserves a good protective care against the misdeeds of the star closest to our planet. But then, are there effective and always natural solutions to avoid the "straw" effect? In addition to the sun sprays offered by the big brands and the simple little gestures that we revealed to you at the beginning of our article, there is no shortage of natural tips to incorporate into your hair beauty routine!
For protected and well-pampered hair in summer, use aloe vera gel to apply to the lengths and ends of the hair. And just like with face sun protection, here too you can bet on vegetable oils. Coconut or sesame oils, for example, have the potential to form an effective UV barrier.
Note: to form a filter that will slide seawater or chlorine down your lengths, you can coat them with vegetable oil before attaching them in a mat or bun.
And because good hair care requires good hydration, shea butter is also one of our allies to keep the mane perfectly hydrated and protected from the sun. Used as a mask, shea has the potential to restore shine to hair. And since it has many other advantages, you can easily slip it into your beach bag. Finally, if all these precautions are not enough to preserve the hair, we offer an appointment with the hairdresser.