Each summer numerous hoaxes circulate through the internet and especially in social media about the use of Sunscreens. Although, the only certainty is that protection against ultraviolet rays of Sun It is more necessary than ever and citizens should be aware of the damage caused by sun exposure.
Sun exposure has numerous health benefits, but as long as it is done in moderation and based on the guidelines recommended by specialists, such as dermatologists. In addition, thanks to the ultraviolet rays of the sun we can increase our levels of vitamin D.
One of the first things that needs to be clarified is that the use of sunscreen does not limit the body’s production of vitamin D. In addition, to increase the levels of this vitamin it is simply enough to sunbathe for about 20 minutes a day and it is only necessary to expose arms, legs and face.
So sunscreen should be anyone’s travel companion during the summer of 2021. Sometimes people with sensitive skin also need to use sunscreen outside of the beach or pool.
And it is that overexposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays can cause different damages to the skin. One of the most serious effects is the development of skin cancer. Something that the use of sunscreen could avoid in most cases.
Sun damage awareness
Thus, with the entry of summer in Spain. the Official College of Pharmacists of the Region of Murcia (Spain) has developed an awareness campaign to inform citizens of the different hoaxes that run on the network regarding the use of sunscreen and protection against the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
Some groups even urge the Government of Spain to extend an awareness campaign on the dangers of overexposure to the sun on television channels or Internet portals with a large influx of users.
In this sense, the campaign of the College of Pharmacists is based on the dissemination of different videos in which they report the importance of sun protection and dismantle false myths about this matter.
The president of COFRM, Paula Payá, explains that skin cancer is one of the most frequent in the world and that it is transcendental “to take precautions and shield yourself against solar radiation in which the skin keeps a memory of sun exposure.”
Hoaxes about sun protection
Here are some of the hoaxes communicated at the beginning of summer by the College of Pharmacists in relation to sun protection. Pay attention, because it can make a difference in our life:
Protection is not necessary in the shade
We are facing one of the most important and common mistakes that more people make in places like the beach. Under an umbrella, for example, you also need to use sunscreen; since the ultraviolet rays of the sun can be received by reflection up to 80%.
Duration of sunscreen
The effectiveness of all sunscreens does not last the same. In other words, not all sunscreens are valid from one year to the next. So check the product label.
Using protective cream does not allow you to get brown
You are making a rookie mistake. The sunscreen only provides protection against the damaging effects of the sun, but it will continue to allow a minimum passage of radiation that will make it possible to take a little tan in these summer months.
Regarding protection with sunglasses, we find two main aspects. On the one hand, it is necessary to understand that solar radiation affects throughout the year and not only in summer.
And on the other hand, not all sunglasses protect against ultraviolet rays. There are very poor quality crystals that can cause vision problems in the long run.