Sun tired: sun worshipers get their money's worth at this time of the year. We have put together 11 useful tips to help you achieve the best possible complexion.
1. JASMIN AND SUNFLOWER AS AN ACTIVE SUBSTANCE
Petal Guardian Angel: Jasmine not only plays the lead role in many perfumes. The flower can smell much more than good. Researchers have now discovered: It contains a lot of flavonol, which is a secondary plant compound that has an antioxidant effect. It stimulates the skin's defense, protects against cell damage from UV rays and neutralizes free radicals inside the epidermis (eg in the Thalgo sun series). Sunflower flowers in sunscreen creams (eg in "Sun Care System" by Payot) now also work on the same principle.$config[ads_text] not found
2. BOOKS, BLOW SKIN! FLASH TANNING
This pleases everyone who can hardly wait for their complexion to take on a beautiful bronze tone: As an ingredient in sunscreen lotion, liquorice root extract stimulates melanin production and pushes the tanning process (eg in "Nivea Sun Protect & Bronze"), Of course you can not expect miracles. For the most impatient, tinted self-tanners will be added (eg "Lisse Minute Autobronzant", Clarins).
3. CACTUS AGAINST HEAT SHOCK
The Desert Trick: Studies at the University Hospital Düsseldorf have shown that an extract of prickly pear seeds stimulates the production of heat shock proteins, which the body forms to protect against heat and UV rays. The cosmetics make use of this: the prickly pear substance Opuntia G prevents wrinkles (eg in Lierac sunscreens). And: cactus extract protects the skin from dehydration during sunbathing (eg in "Ambre Solaire" by Garnier).
4. SUN PROTECTION AT THE BUTTON PRESSURE
Recently sunscreen is often used with spray mechanism. He should make distributing for quick pleasure. Does that mean "spray once and finish"? It's not that easy: The sunscreen must be very thin for the fine mist, and so does not meet the recommended amount on the skin. It must be 2 mg per square centimeter of skin, for the whole body you need about 30 ml. But: It is better to apply LSF 50 a bit too thin than twice only LSF 10.
5. THE TASTE OF THE SKIN
Tan on the inside: Carotenoids and lycopene-containing foods strengthen the skin's defense and are a great complement to sunscreen: On LSF 4 you get about with a large glass of carrot or tomato juice a day, 300 g of spinach or watermelon or two tablespoons of tomato paste. A little olive oil improves the intake. Alternative: Capsules for oral use, which push the skin protection with beta-carotene and lycopene (eg "innéov sun-sensitive skin", pharmacy).
6. PURE PLANT POWER
Anti-aging effect: Together we are strong - that is the motto of plant combos that protect the skin from photodamage. Pea, senna plant, sycamore, olive tree and baobab tree prevent collagen fiber degradation and pigment spots and strengthen the defense mechanism of the skin (eg in the sunscreen of Clarins). Angelika, Pongamia (Indian Beech), Green Coffee and Bitter Orange are said to reduce together as much as 95 percent of free radicals, the main cause of premature skin aging (eg in sunscreen by Lancaster).
7. SIMPLY SHINY
Oil has more on it now: In the past, sun-oil used to be a guarantor of sunburn for fair-skinned people. No wonder, after all, the 70s oils also had at most sun protection factor 10. The new even bring it to LSF 40th They owe oil-soluble filters - polymers that give the oil an almost gelatinous consistency. An important helper is also coconut oil, which spreads very well and distributed almost by itself. This allows the new oils to be applied more evenly. Result: the skin is better protected (eg from Vichy, Apotheke, Garnier and L'Oréal Paris).
8. PERFECT SHIELDED- SUN WITHOUT REVIEW
An extra high sun protection factor plus a lot of care: These sprays and creams (photo right) should not be missing in any holiday suitcase:
- Ideal for sensitive children's skin: "Kids Pure & Sensitive Sun Spray SPF 50+" from Nivea Sun (200 ml approx. 13 Euro).
- Especially for the face: "Sun Face Cream SPF 30" by Cli nique (50 ml approx. 23 Euro).
- Water and sweat resistant: "Sun Spray Transparent SPF 50" from Eucerin (200 ml approx. 20 Euro, pharmacy).
- Pampering protection: "Capital Soleil sunscreen oil SPF 40" from Vichy (125 ml about 15 euros, pharmacy).
- Protects and cares: "Ambre Solaire sun oil SPF 30" from Garnier (150 ml approx. 7 Euro).
- In case of sun allergy: "Anthelios XL 50+" from La Roche-Posay (50 ml about 17 euros, pharmacy).
- Practical in cell phone format: "Reflexes Solaire LSF 50+" by Avène (30 ml approx. 10 Euro).
- Prevents sun wrinkles: "Crème Solaire Anti-Rides Visage UVA / UVB 50+" from Clarins (75 ml approx. 26 Euro).
9. EXTRA TIP AGAINST PICKEL & CO.
Just no skin-stress: One in five Germans has the problem that the skin reacts irritated in the sun. Often a polymorphic photodermatosis (PLD) develops. The skin itches, showing red wheals or blisters. It rarely comes to Mallorca acne, in which the skin reacts to ingredients of sun creams with pimples or blisters. However, both skin diseases are often indistinguishable to laymen. This prevents solar stress: an emulsifier-free sunscreen with highly effective radical scavengers, without parabens, fragrances and preservatives (eg from Eucerin and La Roche-Posay, pharmacy).
10. NO SUN IN SIGHT? DREAMING!
Researchers at the University of Kiel found out: The radiation exposure to the skin is highest in light clouds. Clouds act like spotlights, because they consist of tiny droplets of water, which additionally reflect the sunlight. This results in even more radiation on the skin. Anyone who has already dozed off on the beach on a cloudy day on vacation knows what that means: bright red skin. So even with cloud cover: prefer to go in at noon.
11. SUGAR, CINNAMON, VANILLA
Sweet Power: Kitchen ingredients that you would otherwise like to melt on the tongue, are also in terms of sun protection a real dream team: Natural sugar forms a protective matrix, the so-called glycofilm, on the skin surface and thus enhances the sun protection factor. Vanilla has a regenerating effect due to its high tannin content, and its fatty acids also provide moisture. Cinnamon stimulates the micro-circulation of the skin, makes it more supple and soothing (all three active ingredients are used, for example, in sun care by Lierac).