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How to choose the best sunscreen to protect yourself from Madrid’s sun

Published on June 12, 2017 by Madrid SmartRentals

Sunbathing with moderation does not only give us a very flattering colour skin, but also is healthy: It makes bones and teeth stronger by the production of Vitamin D, it balances cholesterol, it reduces blood pressure and gives you a better sleep quality. Burns, solar allergies, premature aging and even skin cancer. In this post we’re going to let you know which are the keys to choosing the best solar cream.

Enjoy Madrid’s sun but with care.

Some advice on buying the best solar cream

  • To choose the best sunscreen you have to keep in mind your type of skin and the time of solar exposure. People with light skin and eyes have a bigger risk or suffering skin cancer and have to use a higher sun block.
  • Generally, the recommended range to block the sun rays are the creams with a protection of 30 to 50 SPF
  • Children and older people have to be especially careful and use the highest protection.
  • If you have acne buy oil-free formulas, preferably in gel or foam because they have less alcohol. If you have a sensitive skin, choose a fragrance-free protector.
  • It’s also important to make sure they’re water and sweat resistant.
  • Observe the labelling and avoid those that contain the following damaging ingredients for your skin and the environment: Oxybenzone, octocrylene and Retinole palmitate.
  • Regarding the container, the most recommended one is a glass bottle as they conserve better, although it’s not the easiest to carry. They should be opaque and have a dispenser that helps you make the most out of the bottle. Spray is not recommended for usage in your face or neck. Manual application of the cream is much better.

Monitor the expiring date of your sunscreens and throw them away every year if you want to guarantee their effectiveness.

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