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Summer sun protection

Sun on the skin

Who doesn’t love the feeling of sun on their skin? Sunshine simply makes us happy – after all, it lowers the stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol! In addition, it boosts metabolism and hormone secretion. Blood flow through our arteries improves and our circulation becomes more efficient. Vitamin D production kicks into overdrive and the sun even has a positive impact on skin conditions like acne or atopic dermatitis.

All of this is wonderful news for our skin. Unfortunately, we also need to be careful, because too much sunshine can also harm the skin. Enjoyed responsibly, sunshine and light are good for the body and the soul. But nobody wants to look old after enjoying the sun. Every time we tan, our skin ages a little faster. We each have our own lifetime “sunshine account”. From childhood, this account stores every single ray of sunlight. The skin remembers everything and forgets nothing. Excess sunshine and too many sunburns can lead to skin cancer, therefore, UV protection should be a top priority. In addition, just as with everything in nature, sunshine is a good thing we can get far too much of. A few minutes of sunshine to increase our sense of well-being is good for the skin. However, hours of sunbathing by the pool, on the beach or in the great outdoors require adequate sun protection. Sunscreen products contain UV filters that form a thin film on the skin to extend the skin’s sun tolerance. How long we are able to stay in the sun before risking a sunburn depends on the skin type. This time ranges from 5 to 30 minutes and correlates to the skin’s sensitivity. Do you know you skin type?

Phototype I: Light-skinned/Scandinavian type

· light green or blue eyes

· blonde or reddish hair

· very fair skin

· frequently freckled

· quickly burns

· only tans very lightly

Recommendation: SUMMER GLOW Sun Sensitive Serum SPF 30 for the face. Can be combined with personalized day care. SUMMER GLOW Sun Sensitive Cream SPF 50 for the face and all sensitive areas exposed to the sun. For a day at the beach, hiking in the mountains or bike rides. SUMMER GLOW Sun Sensitiv Emulsion SPF 30 for the first gentle rays of sunshine in the spring and short periods of gardening.

Phototype II: Light-skinned/Central European type

· usually blue or gray eyes

· blonde hair

· fair to beige complexion

· some freckles

· Type II should be careful in the sun

· skin burns easily

Recommendation: SUMMER GLOW Sun Sensitive Serum SPF 30 for the face. Can be combined with personalized day care. SUMMER GLOW Sun Sensitive Cream SPF 50 for the face and all sensitive areas exposed to the sun. SUMMER GLOW Sun Sensitive Emulsion SPF 30 for a day at the beach, hiking in the mountains or bike rides. SUMMER GLOW Sun Sensitiv Emulsion SPF 20 for the first gentle rays of sunshine in the spring, brief sun exposure and short periods of gardening.

Phototype III: Central European type

· blue to brown eyes

· hair color tends to be more brunette

· skin tans quickly

· Type III is prone to being careless in the sun

Recommendation: SUMMER GLOW Sun Sensitive Serum SPF 30 for the face. Can be combined with personalized day care. SUMMER GLOW Sun Sensitive Cream SPF 50 for the face and all sensitive areas exposed to the sun. SUMMER GLOW Sun Sensitive Emulsion SPF 30 for a day at the beach, hiking in the mountains or bike rides. SUMMER GLOW Sun Sensitiv Emulsion SPF 20 for the gentle mild rays of sunshine in the spring, brief sun exposure and short periods of gardening. Also suitable when skin is already tanned.

Phototype IV: Mediterranean type

· dark or brown eyes

· dark brown to black hair

· olive to dark skin

· tans quickly

Recommendation: SUMMER GLOW Sun Sensitive Serum SPF 30 for the face. Can be combined with personalized day care. SUMMER GLOW Sun Sensitive Emulsion SPF 20 for the face and body. For a day at the beach, hiking in the mountains or bike rides.

Phototype V: Latin American type

· dark eyes

· dark hair

· rarely bruns

· skin pigmentation remains unchanged

Warning: When people of this phototype live in a region without constant sun exposure, the skin becomes more sensitized to sunlight because the skin forms fewer pigments. Even this skin type needs sun protection to avoid sunburn in these situations. The skin care aspect of sun care products is an additional benefit.

Recommendation: SUMMER GLOW Sun Sensitive Serum SPF 30 for the face. Can be combined with personalized day care. SUMMER GLOW Sun Sensitive Emulsion SPF 20 for the face and body. For a day at the beach, hiking in the mountains or bike rides.

Phototype VI: African type

· dark brown eyes

· black hair

· almost never bruns

· skin pigmentation remains unchanged

Warning: When people of this phototype live in a region without constant sun exposure, the skin becomes more sensitized to sunlight because the skin forms fewer pigments. Even this skin type needs sun protection to avoid sunburn in these situations. The skin care aspect of sun care products is an additional benefit.

Recommendation: SUMMER GLOW Sun Sensitive Serum SPF 30 for the face. Can be combined with personalized day care. SUMMER GLOW Sun Sensitive Emulsion SPF 20 for the face and body. For a day at the beach, hiking in the mountains or bike rides.

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