Sun protection and skin

Our first lecture in the "Skin health" series dealt with the topic of "Sun protection and skin".
Prof. Ständer showed how important adequate sun protection is for our largest sensory organ - the skin.

First and foremost, it is important that our skin is protected against dangerous UVB rays. UVB rays can cause damage to cell DNA, which can lead to skin changes in the long term.
The skin's own protection time - the time during which the skin does not develop redness from sun exposure without protection - is relatively short, depending on the skin type. A good sunscreen helps to extend the protection time.

Sunscreen from German and/or European manufacturers is recommended, as they set high standards for ingredients in terms of skin compatibility and care, optimum protection against UVB and UVA rays, protection against skin ageing and environmental protection.
When using sunscreen, it should be noted that the entire body should be creamed daily, as the sun's rays can also penetrate through clothing, window glass and water. On vacation, during sports and when we are exposed to the sun for long periods of time, we need to reapply sunscreen several times a day; this also applies after swimming in the sea.

Sun protection with SPF 50+ is ideal; the following dosage applies: 1 strand of cream on the palm of the hand is enough for one part of the body, i.e. we need approx. 50 ml of sunscreen for the whole body!

We can also protect our skin with clothing and headgear. For example, there is specially designed clothing with sun protection for sportspeople; black clothing also reflects the sun's rays and thus reduces the amount of radiation on the skin. With a good pair of sunglasses, we are also perfectly protected for the sunny days in summer. Our skin will thank us for it.

Many thanks to Prof. Ständer for the informative lecture and a big thank you to all participants.

Make sure you do not miss the next lecture - for the sake of your skin ❤️

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