how to choose a good sunscreen

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Increasing solar publicity throughout summer season can lead to a variety of well being issues, equivalent to pores and skin most cancers. Protecting your self from UV rays through the use of sunscreen is crucial to keep away from widespread diseases this time of 12 months.

In an interview with Acorda Cidade, dermatologist Helga Clementino, who works in clinics in Feira de Santana, gave recommendation on how to choose a good sunscreen relying in your pores and skin kind.

Photo: Ney Silva

According to her, the pores and skin of the face is completely different from the remainder of the physique, which needs to be taken into consideration when selecting the product.

“The pores and skin on our face is completely different from the remainder of the physique. It’s typically oilier, and a very oily protector will get in the way in which and weigh you down. Face lotion is often a little drier than physique lotion, which wants to unfold a little extra, so it is extra of a runny lotion. The best choice for my part is to search out a skilled in case you have entry to make it easier to choose the perfect to your pores and skin kind. But if you do not have the chance to go to a dermatologist, immediately you’ll find a skilled specialist in giant pharmacies to make it easier to purchase a product that’s good, protected and dependable”, the knowledgeable identified.

She suggests sunscreens with a solar safety issue (SPF) of 30, and individuals who have already got a pores and skin well being downside ought to go for ones with a good larger safety issue.

“We have SPF sunscreen that we name issue 30, 50, 50+, and in these protectors, the upper the SPF, the extra protected we’re, so it does matter. An element of 30 is good for many of us. If somebody has had most cancers, it is excellent to use a sunscreen with a larger issue, beginning at 50, 60 or 70. A base colour sunscreen has a substance known as iron oxide, which actually will increase the safety of the product as a result of it displays extra gentle, so the principle protector offers us extra safety.’

In intervals of upper frequency of daylight, using sunscreen, in accordance to physician Helga Clementino, also needs to be mixed with different types of mechanical safety, equivalent to clothes with cloth that gives sufficient safety in opposition to daylight, hats, caps and sun shades.

All these precautions are aimed toward stopping pores and skin most cancers among the many inhabitants, which, in accordance to the specialist, is among the many commonest ailments.

“The pores and skin, as the most important organ within the human physique, may current cancerous lesions. There are three essential kinds of pores and skin most cancers, the commonest is basal cell carcinoma, the opposite intermediate which is squamous cell carcinoma, and probably the most critical of all is melanoma, which might metastasize, unfold and trigger different organ failure. and even loss of life. New lesions often seem, equivalent to a spot the place there was none, a mole showing the place it didn’t exist. This is the warning signal,” suggested the physician.

She emphasised that there are different indicators that may be noticed instantly by the dermatologist, who has a watch skilled to determine lesions on the pores and skin.

“There are different warning indicators that dermatologists are skilled to do, which we name the ABCDs. A is for asymmetry, B is for irregular edges, the scale of the lesion, whether it is greater than half a centimeter, 5 millimeters, then these are some particulars that we see within the spots. It is the skilled eye of the dermatologist who can pay consideration or not to the necessity to carry out a biopsy or take away this lesion.

Helga Clementino warned that almost all kinds of pores and skin most cancers are asymptomatic.

“It would not damage, it would not itch, it would not sting, so we have now to be very cautious with it. Sometimes, in some kinds of most cancers, they even bleed extra simply in a spot or small lump. These are warning indicators, however ready for signs will not be.”

Sun publicity is the principle threat issue for creating pores and skin most cancers, particularly in photo-exposed areas such because the face, earlobe papilla, neck space, fingers, that are the areas most affected by the solar, and a few professionals are uncovered to excessive threat of illness growth.

“Light pores and skin means there’s much less melanin, which is that this pigment in our pores and skin that acts as a filter for the solar’s rays, and if I’ve much less melanin, I’ve much less of a filter and the solar’s rays get by way of extra, so the solar the harm is larger.. Skin most cancers is treatable and more often than not therapy is finished with minor surgical procedure. In some circumstances, therapy with a laser, photodynamic remedy or one other kind may be accomplished, and when it’s a extra critical pores and skin most cancers, with metastases, then chemotherapy is critical,” he defined.

childhood care

According to the dermatologist, care ought to begin from childhood, because the pores and skin of the human physique has a mobile reminiscence.

“The essential recommendation is to keep away from publicity to the solar, which for many of our lives occurs in childhood, so we have now to take a lot of care of our youngsters, as a result of the issue doesn’t seem in childhood, however later as a result of the pores and skin has reminiscence. So let’s deal with our youngsters, use them with sunscreen, solar tops, hats and caps and we adults will hold this care. Avoiding solar publicity throughout probably the most harmful time which is between 10am and 4pm, utilizing a broad spectrum sunscreen, utilizing bodily boundaries like clothes, hats, caps all assist,” he suggested.

The dermatologist emphasised that this consciousness needs to be accomplished all year long.

“This consciousness of pores and skin most cancers is due to the reference to summer season when persons are extra uncovered to the solar. This is how the Brazilian Society of Dermatology ought to warn and make folks look into themselves, even do a self-examination to see in the event that they determine one thing new. So, it is summer season, it is beginning, the nervousness is larger, we have now higher publicity and we do not forget that we’re in Brazil and within the Northeast, the place the frequency of launch could be very excessive. So it’s to improve the necessity for care even in relation to this. Using sun shades additionally helps shield the pores and skin across the eyes as a result of they’ve pores and skin most cancers that happens in that decrease eyelid and typically to deal with it a dermatologic surgeon has to come together with an ophthalmologist to deal with him.

With info from reporter Ney Silva of Acorda Cidade.

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