Take care of your skin in summer!

Currently, we`re all quite aware of the damages that sun exposure causes to our skin. Though, despite being aware of the UV rays effects and knowing concepts such as SPF, there`s still a lot of confusion regarding sun protection. How high should my protection be? How much amount of sunscreen do I should apply? How often? … Etc.

Therefore, we`ll explain in a brief summary the more important terms you need to know for choosing the best sunscreen for your skin type and needs.

  • SPF: the Sun Protection Factor indicates how long your skin will be protected. This means that for example, an SPF 25 will allow you to expose yourself to the sun 25 times longer before getting burn than if you sunbath without any protection.
  • UV: ultraviolet radiation is a kind of visible light of higher energy. It is divided into two types: A and B.
  • UVA: rays that penetrate deeper into the skin layers, breaking the cellular structure, damaging the collagen and elastin of the dermis. Consequently, it causes wrinkles, pigmentation or even melanomas.
  • UVB: are those that affect the superficial layers of the skin, producing sunburn and even cancer.
  • UV Index: it measures on the earth`s surface the intensity of solar ultraviolet radiation and its scale starts at 0. The UV index is considered high when it is greater than 5.

How much amount of sunscreen should I apply? How often?

Although each skin is different, in all cases we have to cover up our body very well with sunscreen and let the product being absorbed in our skin at least 15 minutes before sunbathing. In an average adult, we should apply approximately 30ml of product and repeat this application every 2 hours. In addition, it`s recommended that after getting into the water reapply the sunscreen too.

Advise for sun exposure:

Avoid sunbathing between 11 am and 3 pm since it`s when the sun radiation index is the highest. It is advisable during these hours to be under shade or apply a higher protection factor and reapplied it more often.

Criteria according to skin types:

  • Sensitive skin:

First of all the most advisable things is to use sunscreens without added perfumes and to have different products specifically for the body and for the face. These skins usually require very high protection, greater than 30 SPF and to apply it every couple of hours, especially after getting into the water or when exposed to the sun between 11 am and 3 pm.

  • Oily skin:

Sunscreens can obstruct pores and produce blackheads, so if you have oily skin, try to stay away from formulas based on chemicals. Try to use mineral sunscreens instead. Also, attempt using “oil-free” formulas.

  • Skins with spots tendency:

Replace your color creams with a high protection sunscreen (SPF 50) with color. Also, use products that contain vitamin C.

Tips for sunbathing:

  • After doing any skin treatment (such as laser or peeling) wait at least two weeks before exposing yourself to the sun.
  • Do not use perfumes or oils if you are going to sunbath since these products produce inflammation in combination with UV rays.
  • Use products with Vitamin C and also with ingredients that moisturize your skin, such as hyaluronic acid.

We recommend 2 ideal products to take care of and protect your skin during this season of holidays and a lot of sun:

1.      PBSerum Hyaluronic:

Hyaluronic acid has the ability to absorb a thousand times its weight in water, so it is able to hydrate and reduce the water loss, and thus, prevent dehydration of the skin.

Among its properties and benefits we can highlight the following:

--Moisturizes and provides visibly elasticity on our skin

--Fills wrinkles and fine lines of expression

--Keeps balanced the skin hydration

--Improves the skin firmness

--It also has anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties that stimulate the collagen fibers regeneration in our damaged skin tissues.

2.      PBSerum Radiant:

This product is composed by a huge amount of vitamin C. This vitamin is an amazing ally against premature aging, it also gives us luminosity, firmness, elasticity and unifies our skin tone.

Remember that vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant since it prevents damages to the DNA of cells that are exposed to sunlight radiation and free radicals. Likewise, it increases the collagen synthesis, so it helps to prevent wrinkles, increasing the luminosity and unifying the skin tone. Finally, it´s perfect for correcting and avoiding spots in our skin because of its ability to transmit melanin and collaborating with the pigment distribution.

The PBSerum Radiant line, composed of vitamin C, combined with kojic acid and the keratinase enzyme, is perfect for illuminating and unifying the skin tone. After the sunbath excess in summer, this line will help to eliminate spots and dull skin.




PBSerum | 07/06/2019

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