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Application and warning information for sun protection products

Sun rays work like wellness for body and soul. They can make you happy and increase your immune system .

Nevertheless, they should be consumed with caution. Too much sun is harmful to the skin and leads to premature skin aging.

  • Apply the sun protection generously and at least 20 minutes before your first sunbath. Only then is protection guaranteed.
  • Even with a very high sun protection factor, the skin becomes intensely brown. Here the tan develops a little more slowly, but in a healthier way.
  • Avoid the aggressive midday sun between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. It is not for nothing that siestas are taken in southern countries during this time.
  • Do you get tan in the shade too? Half of the UV rays penetrate through the parasol and foliage. Clothes protect only to a limited extent; a light, fine T-shirt corresponds approximately to an SPF of 6.
  • The reflection of water and sand intensifies the sun's rays.
  • The skin "remembers" every sunburn. Even if the skin has recovered afterwards, the damage is stored in the skin forever. Many sunburns significantly increase the risk of skin cancer.
  • The opened sun product from the previous year may have a reduced effectiveness. That's why: use up within six to nine months!
  • Babies should not be exposed to the sun at all, toddlers should be exposed to a high level of sun protection and only for a short time.

What is the difference between UVA and UVB?

UVA and UVB stand for UV rays of different wavelengths. UVB have more energy, but penetrate less deeply into the skin than the lower-energy UVA rays. Both UVA and UVB rays ensure tanning, UVA radiation is also responsible for skin aging and an increased risk of skin cancer.

UVB, on the other hand, also stimulates the formation of protective light calluses and can possibly lead to sunburn.

In short:

UVA ›› skin aging
UVB ›› sun edge

The specified SPF of a sun protection product relates purely to protection against UVB radiation. However, if the UVA mark is on the label, you can assume that the UVA protection makes up at least one third of the UVB protection. The Déesse face sun cream offers a UVB protection of 30 and a UVA protection of at least 10.

I don't want to start my vacation completely pale - can I prepare my skin for the sun in the solarium?

The answer is a resounding yes and no. The benefits and risks of solariums are controversial, which is why we tend to use appropriate cosmetic products. These conjure up a wonderful, natural tan without any risk. If you start using the Déesse Sun Express for sensitive skin regularly around 4-6 weeks before your holiday, you will increase the synthesis of melanin in the skin, which means that you will achieve a more intense tan faster as soon as you are in the sun.

But be careful : These products do not offer sun protection!

Can the sun protection be increased by repeated application or by applying several different products?

No, in principle SPF values ​​cannot be added. Nevertheless, repeated applications and also the layering of several products with SPF make sense. On the one hand, this is due to the fact that the chemical light protection in the skin degrades over time. So to make sure that the initially selected protection factor really unfolds its full effect, you should reapply cream at least every two hours. On the other hand, for most people, the amount of cream actually applied is well below the recommended amount, which means that the SPF that is advertised on the packaging is below the level.

What else do you have to pay attention to when applying lotion?

Most sun creams have an application time of approx. 30 minutes, which means that the full effect is only achieved half an hour after applying the cream. There are also some parts of the body that are often forgotten. This includes ears, backs of hands and feet, soles of the feet (at least if you lie on your stomach during the day), neck and - especially with sparse hair or a bald head - the head.

Do clouds and shadows protect against UV radiation?

Yes and no.

Although a closed cloud cover can actually filter and thus reduce the UV radiation, if the cloud cover is broken through, this can even increase the UV exposure because the clouds reflect the rays. You should therefore ensure that you have adequate sun protection even when the sky is cloudy. Staying in the shade is definitely recommended (especially between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.), but it does not provide complete protection either, since the UV radiation is broken on its way to the surface of the earth and thus not only vertically from above, but so to speak " from all sides ”meets us. So while it is less likely, but not impossible, to get sunburned in the shade. You should therefore not do without sun protection even in the shade. The positive thing is that you can get tan even in the shade.

Why do some sun creams stain clothes?

Slipped into the new summer dress freshly creamed and it happened: yellow spots! This is very annoying at the moment, but curiously, it is actually a quality feature, because these stains are caused by contact with oil-soluble UV filters, which give off their color to the respective textiles. However, you can at least limit this problem with a few tips and tricks: As a preventive measure, let every sunscreen soak in thoroughly before you get dressed and choose non-sensitive materials such as cotton, which you can wash at higher temperatures. It is best to treat fresh stains with washing-up liquid (degreasing agent) and then wash the garment as hot as possible. With white laundry, a packet of baking powder, which is sprinkled on the moistened fabric, can help. Leave the baking powder to work for about half an hour and then wash the item of clothing as usual.

With the warm rays of the sun, our good mood rises and with every degree it increases, it gives us an attractive tan of the skin. Comprehensive skin protection is essential if we want to enjoy the hot and beautiful season to the full and carefree.

It is important to know that the rays of the sun not only consist of the brightness and color that we see, but also of so-called UVA, UVB and infrared rays, all of which have different effects and tasks on the human body.

Fact check:

Again and again you hear and read how important correct skin care is before, after and in the sun. Today you take your time and deal with it.

What are UVA rays?

UVA rays are not only responsible for tanning the skin, but unfortunately also for the occurrence of sun allergies, an increased risk of skin cancer and skin aging. Regardless of latitude and season, the amount of UVA rays remains constant.

What are UVB rays?

UVB rays are responsible for damage to the skin (sunburn) if the skin is not properly protected in the sun and also for tanning the skin. The amount of UVB rays varies depending on latitude, altitude and time of day and night. The protection value of UVB rays is indicated on sun products as the so-called "sun protection factor" (SPF).

What are infrared rays?

Infrared radiation is vital because it stimulates microcirculation, among other things, and is responsible for warmth. Too much infrared radiation can also lead to premature skin aging and damage to the skin cells if left unprotected.

What exactly are free radicals?

Free radicals are produced by an unhealthy lifestyle, pollution and UV rays. Free radicals attack our cells and are responsible for sallow, sagging and wrinkled skin without elasticity. You can protect the skin with specific combinations of active ingredients, vitamins A and C and a healthy lifestyle.

Which is the right sun protection factor for my skin?

Everyone has an individual skin type, which is why different sun protection factors are recommended for the skin. As a rule of thumb, the lighter the skin, the higher the SPF, the darker the skin, the lower the SPF that can be selected. However, the recommendation is that all skin needs sun protection, even dark skin.

As a rule of thumb, the skin's natural self-protection time x sun protection factor = maximum protection time for the person per day.

Orientation of the natural self-protection time & recommended SPF

Noticeably light skin tone with freckles

  • Mostly blue eyes
  • Light blonde or reddish hair
  • Hardly any tan

Recommendation : less than 10 minutes in the sun with sun protection SPF 50

Light skin color, often freckles

  • Blue, gray or green eyes
  • Blond hair
  • Slow, minimal browning

Recommendation : 10 - 20 minutes in the sun with sun protection SPF 30

Medium skin tone

  • Brown, gray or green eyes
  • Dark blonde or light brown hair
  • Slow but steady tan

Recommendation : 20 - 30 minutes in the sun with sun protection SPF 30 or SPF 20

Light brown skin

  • Brown eyes
  • Brown or black hair
  • Fast browning

Recommendation : more than 30 minutes in the sun with sun protection SPF 20

Dark skin in a tanned state with no freckles

  • Brown eyes
  • Black hair
  • Fast, intensive tanning

Recommendation : more than 90 minutes in the sun with sun protection SPF 10

What actually is Ectoin?

Ectoin is an innovative ingredient in Déesse sun products, which intensifies the protection of the skin through a so-called "stress protection molecule" and can reduce skin aging caused by light. With this efficient cell protection, the skin is protected in sunbathing and the relaxing, well-deserved sunbathing leaves no traces.

The unique formulations of the Déesse sun products not only reduce the formation of wrinkles, but also support the skin in maintaining its elasticity and firmness.

Why and how to prepare the skin for the sun?

What used to be a noble paleness is now a healthy tan. Sensitive skin can be prepared for the sun with a so-called sun express. The exclusive combination of active ingredients from tyrosine - an amino acid - and from the seed oil of the sponge gourd, argan oil and macadamia nut oil, promotes the tanning ability by stimulating the melanin synthesis as soon as the sun comes on the skin. But be careful: Déesse's Melaninbuilder (Sun express) is NOT a sunscreen, but as a body lotion it prepares the skin for the sun. Simply apply a few weeks before your vacation as a body lotion to the skin after showering, done!

Why and how to care for the skin AFTER sunbathing?

The most important thing our skin needs after sunbathing is moisture. Because when you sunbathe, the skin is not only exposed to the sun, but often also to water and wind. The Déesse After Sun Gel Cream is suitable with soothing aloe vera, intensively nourishing avocado oil and marigold oil as well as the extract from the Peruvian tara plant for a long-term and immediate plus in moisture.