Summer is here and with it the sun creams. Sunlight is essential for the production of vitamin D but, before running out into the sunlight, we must protect our skin.

And we must not forget that there is a real risk derived from too much sun exposure, and it is one of the major causes of skin cancer. So the best way to give that touch of color to our skin is to give our body everything it needs to protect us from the rays safely.

The best cream

Make sure your sunscreen has a sun protection factor (SPF) level 30 or higher. The higher the SPF, the more protection. 

Also, if you can, choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays. All sunscreen products protect against UVB rays, the main cause of sunburn and skin cancer. But not all protect against UVA rays, which also contribute to premature aging and skin cancer. 

Some options that can be found in the market and meet these requirements are:

Weleda Edelweiss Sun Lotion for Sensitive Skins

An ideal cream for children and adults. Its fragrance-free formula makes it suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. Its incredible resistance to water, as well as to UVA and UVB rays makes it an ideal choice. 

Dead Sea Spa Magik Sunscreen

It not only acts against UVA and UVB rays, but also has an anti-aging and mineral-rich formula. Its high protection factor and water resistance of up to 8 hours will delight those who like to enjoy long hours at the beach.

For burns

The best way to beat sunburn is to prevent our skin from burning. Therefore, remember to use sun protection factor and avoid going out when the sun is at its strongest. In addition, we recommend increasing exposure to the sun's rays gradually each day to avoid getting sunburned.

However, if you still get burned, the most important thing to do is to try to soothe the affected area with cold water and apply an aloe vera or calendula gel. The aloe verahelps to keep our skin hydrated, while the calendula cansoothe any redness and relieve discomfort.

And if you have any questions or need more information about protecting your skin in summer, contact us. At Holland and Barrett we will behappy to help and inform you at any time, enjoy the summer protecting your skin!