Frequently asked questions about the sun

Why should we protect ourselves from the sun?

The UVA and UVB rays affect our skin as they are either not filtered out (UVA), or get partially filtered (UVB) by the ozone layer.

 

The UVA radiation penetrates deep into the skin and eventually reaches the dermis. As to the UVB rays, they only reach the skin ´s outermost layer and are filtered by glass unlike the former ones which are not filtered at all.

 

Exposure to these rays leads to skin diseases and premature aging and causes sunspots and moles to appear. We should protect ourselves from this solar radiation and using Villeneuve products is certainly the way to do so.

What does the SPF acronym mean?

It is the amount of sun exposure required by our skin for it to turn red just as it is the case for unprotected skin. In other words, SPF 30 implies that our skin calls for a 30-fold higher protection factor if we are to achieve effects comparable to the ones observed when the skin lacks protection.

What does water-resistant sunscreen mean?

It means that the sunscreen retains at least 50% of the selected SPF value after 40 minutes in the water.

What are the sun harmful and beneficial effects?

Sun exposure may lead to some of the harmful effects below:

Photoaging, Dryness, deep wrinkles, loss of elasticity, deep expression lines, mottled pigmentation, and papery skin.

 

Sunburns

 

Skin cancer

 

Skin spots

 

Moles appearance

Not all sunlight effects are harmful, and some of them entail benefits for our bodies:

Assimilation of Vitamin D, which is responsible for the binding of calcium to the bones and for their strengthening.

 

Vitamin A synthesis

 

Tanning

 

Antidepressant effect

What are the steps to be taken prior to sunbathing?

We should see the dermatologist so that he examines our moles and makes sure they have not changed size, or feature either irregular edges or a reddish pigmentation.

 

Some medicines like antibiotics, which are indicated for acne treatment, as well as contraceptives may increase your skin sensitivity. Ask your doctor whether the medicines you are taking may lead to this effect as well as the steps you should follow in that case.

 

Drink 2 litres of water daily and eat high-water-content fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes, watermelons, apples, and pears, among others.

 

Eat Vitamin A and E rich-food like carrots, green leaves, seeds and sunflower oil, brewer ´s yeast, vegetables, cereal, dry fruit, and pumpkin.

 

Keep your skin properly moisturized with Villeneuve face and cream bodies. Sunbathing dries your skin, therefore, it proves vital to keep it healthy before sunbathing.

 

Avoid the use of deodorants, perfumes, or alcohol-containing products, particularly the ones with contents of bergamot since they may give rise to the appearance of skin spots as a result of sunbathing.

Tips to be followed before, during and after sunbathing

Select and use a SPF according to your age and skin type.

Apply Villeneuve Solaire sunscreen 30 minutes before sunbathing.

 

Re-apply sunscreen after prolonged water exposure or excessive sweating.

 

Re-apply sunscreen on an every-2hour-basis in order to secure the selected SPF adequate protection.

 

Spread sunscreen abundantly and evenly. If inadequately applied, it will lead to the selected SPF lower protection.

 

Do not sunbathe between 10 am and 4 pm, which is known as the peak sun hours´ time.

 

Use Villeneuve Solaire sunscreen even on cloudy days since sun glare may also cause sunburns.

Wear a sunhat.

 

Wear light-coloured clothes, above all, in the children ´s case.

 

Keep your body and skin permanently moisturized.

 

Spread sunscreen abundantly and evenly. If inadequately applied, it will lead to the selected SPF lower protection.

Do not sunbathe between 10 am and 4 pm, which is known as the peak sun hours´ time.

 

Use Villeneuve Solaire sunscreen even on cloudy days since sun glare may also cause sunburns.

Wear a sunhat.

 

Wear light-coloured clothes, above all, in the children ´s case.

 

Keep your body and skin permanently moisturized.

 

Permanently moisturizing your skin after sunbathing is vital to give it back its natural elasticity and radiance. So, use the Villeneuve Solaire after sun care products.

After sunbathing

Taking a lukewarm skin moisturizing shower while additionally avoiding abrupt temperature changes that might lead to muscle pains contributes to extending the life of your tan and to closing the skin pores.

 

Apply Villeneuve Solaire after sun gel or lotion to bring down the hot sun skin temperature, to properly moisturize it as well as to extend the sunbathing effects while additionally preventing skin peeling.

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