It's extremely hot in Malta (as always)!! My biggest love right now is the airconditioner. How can you NOT love it?!? In summer , the UV rays are more high, causing a lot of skin problems.
Ultraviolet (UV) rays in sunshine are your skin's biggest enemies, causing it to thin, wrinkle and age prematurely - and they can cause cancer!
You should know that the sun is made up of different ultraviolet rays - UVA, UVB and UVC. The ozone layer blocks UVC rays, but let through UVA and UVC rays.
UVA rays don't cause sunburn, but so penetrate your skin cells deeply, causing aging and increasing the risk of malignant malenoma, the most serious type of skin cancer.- Uh oh
UVB rays cause sunburn and two other types of skin cancer - basal cell carcinoma and squamos cell carcinoma.
Take note of this girls - products with SPF's only protect your skin from UVB rays, so for UVA protection, look for an SPF lotion with UV star rating (4 stars is best) and the words 'broad spectrum' on the label.
SPF INFO : Almost all sunscreen lotions now carry SPF rating. These rate how long a lotion will protect you for before your skin starts going red - so if your uncovered skin ususally reddens in 10 minutes, with SPF 15, it will take 15 minutes longer. Bert you didn't know that!
Ratings start at 2 and can go up to 60. The higher the SPF, the longer it protects against burning.
- SPFs in your skincare
- SPFs in your make-up
- SPFs in your sunscreen
That's all for now :):) Don't forget to put on sunscreen and avoid the sun between 11am and 3pm!!
Denise o.bo the Fabulous team