Skin and sun protection


In our last presentation "Sun protection and skin", Dr. Lea-Sophie Stahl showed how
adequate sun protection is important for our skin, our largest sensory organ.
Our skin fulfills different tasks: It protects us from cold, heat, dehydration and UV radiation.
Radiation. It protects our body from pressure, chemical substances, germs and allergens.
The skin therefore not only has defense mechanisms to protect us. It can also
and regulates our body temperature. It is also our largest sensory organ.
UV light has many positive, desirable effects on us and our skin: in addition to vitamin D
production and skin pigmentation as the body's own protection, the sun's rays bring us
mental well-being.
It is important to know how UV radiation from the sun affects our skin: there is UV-A and UV-B
Rays that penetrate our skin to different depths. UV-B rays only reach the
UV-A rays penetrate the uppermost layers of the skin, while UV-A rays penetrate deep into the dermis.
UV-B rays can cause damage to cell DNA, which can lead to skin changes in the long term.
can lead to skin damage. This can range from sunburn and skin ageing processes to skin cancer.
It is therefore important to protect yourself from UV radiation. In addition to textile sun protection (parasols,
long-sleeved clothing, hats, long pants) there are effective sun creams with different UV
Filters. Physical filters are mineral pigments that reflect, absorb and neutralize UV rays.
sprinkle. These creams have a high covering power and are particularly suitable for children.
Chemical filters bind the energy of the UV light, preventing the radiation from penetrating the skin.
The requirements for a sunscreen depend on various factors. From the
Skin type of a person, from the activity and the skin of the person.
Depending on a person's skin type, the skin's own protection time - the time during which the skin
does not develop reddening from sunlight when unprotected - relatively short. This protection time
is extended by the sun protection factor of the sunscreen.
A sun cream with a high sun protection factor (SPF 50+) is preferable, as is water resistance
and preparations for special skin types (sensitive skin, children's skin, allergy sufferers). Dry skin
can tolerate a greasier sunscreen, rather oily skin should be treated with a light texture.
be creamed on.
Sun shading from German/European manufacturers is recommended, as the requirements here are high.
and requirements for the ingredients in terms of compatibility and care for the skin, optimum
protection against UVB and UVA rays, protection against skin ageing as well as sustainability for the
protection of the environment (certifications).
When using sun protection, it is important to ensure that the entire body is covered daily.
should be applied, as the sun's rays can also penetrate clothing, window glass and water.
penetrate. In times when we are exposed to the sun for long periods of time, we need to
reapply cream, especially after swimming.
Dosage: 1 strand of cream on the palm of the hand is sufficient for one part of the body, i.e. for the
entire body, we need about 50 ml of sunscreen! This corresponds to the volume of a
golf balls. It is important to apply cream to the entire body: pay attention to hand and
Back of the foot, transitions to (bathing) clothes and eye areas.
Our skin will thank us for it.
Many thanks to Dr. Lea-Sophie Stahl for the very informative presentation and a big
Thank you to all participants.
We look forward to the next lecture here at the SkinHealthCampus.
Don't miss it - for the sake of your skin ❤️

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