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Are you an outdoor sports enthusiast?
Protect yourself adequately against ultraviolet rays!
Are you heading outdoors to go running, swimming, fishing, skiing or to play golf or volleyball? Remember to adequately protect yourself against UVA and UVB rays. You will lessen the risk of getting painful sunburn and causing deep layer skin damage linked to UVAs.
Why should you protect your skin?
It’s a known fact: UVA and UVB rays are harmful as they cause significant oxidative stress which can ultimately affect skin cells’ DNA. This may result in major damage to your health and skin, including:
Do you know what to look for in a sunscreen?
When exercising outdoors, it’s important to choose the right sunscreen. Look for the words “broad spectrum” and – above all – the UVA logo. This logo indicates that the sunscreen blocks UVAs (95% of the harmful rays that affect the skin) and meets Health Canada’s minimum standards for good skin protection, a must for outdoor activities. Another must is a sunscreen that is water and sweat resistant for at least 40 minutes. Many brands offer products that meet this requirement. Some can even be applied to wet skin. This is particularly useful for water sports enthusiasts (e.g. swimming, water polo, diving, rowing, water skiing, surfing, etc.).
Important reminder: the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) recommends that everyone – not just sports enthusiasts – choose a product with an SPF of at least 30.
When and how should you apply sunscreen?
To be effective, sunscreen should be applied at least 30 minutes before going outside. An average-sized adult needs about 35 ml of cream or lotion to cover the body and face. This is the teaspoon rule recommended by Health Canada. And remember these often forgotten spots: nose, back of neck, ears, hands, and feet.
Reapplying sunscreen is important, too! In fact, you should reapply it at least every two hours, regardless of the SPF number, and always after swimming. The SPF number is NOT a measure of time, and no product protects all day. Stay safe!
VICHY Idéal Soleil products offer high tolerance formulas for sensitive skin, recognized by the Canadian Dermatology Association. High UVA/UVB protection (as shown by Health Canada’s circle with “UVA” inside it), broad spectrum UV filters, including Mexoryl, to enhance the beauty of your skin:
Ask your beauty consultant to show you the various VICHY products. She will help you find the best sun protection suited to your active lifestyle.
Does sunscreen provide enough protection?
No, it doesn’t. In fact, healthcare professionals recommend that everyone – including sports enthusiasts – take several other precautions to protect themselves from the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays.
In a nutshell:
If possible, take breaks in the shade, under a tree, a shelter or an umbrella. This will help you avoid heatstroke .
[UNIPRIX] - The information contained herein is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide complete information on the subject matter or to replace the advice of a health professional. This information does not constitute medical consultation, diagnosis or opinion and should not be interpreted as such. Please consult your health care provider if you have any questions about your health, medications or treatment.