Expired sunscreen is not in use

Even if the summer holiday was to take place this year in Germany: The sun is shining here too strong. Sun protection is therefore an absolute Must, no matter whether on the balcony, in the garden, on the lake, at the seaside or in the mountains. It is important to: sun creams that have exceeded the date of minimum durability should be sorted out, because the protective effect wears off with time.

At the beginning of the summer, use sun milk with high protection factor, since the skin is still not used to UV rays. In addition, it is important to pay attention to the expiration date of the fraction of sun milk. This is exceeded, also the protection effect of the cream is strong, because it contained UV filters degrade with time. The date of minimum durability is stated on the Tube, it usually indicates that a pot Symbol with the month number (e.g. 12M or 6M) on how long the cream after the Open is tough.

Care substances in sun cream to avoid

“Consumers should make sure that the sunscreen contains no care substances such as Panthenol or Aloe Vera. These substances under the skin press the redness and can, because you can lead a supposedly longer suns to a substantial sunburn,” says Dr. Greta Dau, food chemist at TUV Rheinland.

Even if the respective light protection factor of the sun can renew cream the time in the sun significantly, advises Dau to, this time not out of it. Often the intensity of the sun was estimated to be no radiation incorrectly or simply too little sunscreen is applied. Regular putting on is therefore important. NK

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