According to every person’s phototype and genetic code, their protection system against solar aggressions is what allows them to repair the damage caused by sun exposure throughout their life.
When that system is activated, it uses melanin, keratin and vitamins which are replenished by the body itself, but they can diminish over time. Once that happens, you have drained your sun capital, losing your ability to protect yourself from the sun.
That’s why they say the effects of solar radiation received throughout your life are accumulative and the skin remembers all the radiation that it has been exposed to.
Using suitable sunscreens minimises the harmful effects of excess sun exposure and preserves your sun capital for as long as possible. Furthermore, using a suitable sunscreen during the first 18 years of life greatly reduces the probability of developing skin cancer in the future.
It’s important to protect yourself from the sun
The benefits of sun exposure include Vitamin D synthesis for building bones, its anti-depressant action, and improving conditions such as psoriasis and acne.
But the sun also has harmful effects on the skin, since the ultraviolet (UV) radiation that reaches you is formed of UVA and UVB rays, responsible for certain skin alterations caused by excess sun exposure.
UVB rays reach the epidermis and in the short-term cause sunburn, rashes, photosensitivity and photosensitivity dermatitis, while UVA rays, which penetrate the dermis, have long-term consequences: dark spots, premature photoageing of the skin, photoallergies, phototoxic reactions and photocarcinogenesis.
Therefore, it’s necessary to protect yourself against these harmful effects by including sunscreen in your daily routine, even during the winter period.
Help choosing your BABÉ sunscreen
When choosing an appropriate sunscreen, you have to consider several factors:
- Who’s going to use it: babies, children or adults.
- Application area: face or body.
- Skin type: oily, combination, normal, dry or the sensitive skin of babies and children.
- The person’s phototype: a set of physical characteristics that every person is born with, which determine their ability to tan and their sensitivity to UV rays.
The following table shows the 6 existing phototypes:
ABILITY TO TAN
Very light skin with freckles. Light eyes and blonde hair.
Light skin with freckles. Blue or green eyes. Blonde or red hair.
Light skin. Green or brown eyes. Copper-brown hair.
Pigmented skin. Brown eyes and dark brown hair.
Brown skin. Dark brown eyes and hair.
Very pigmented skin. Black eyes and hair.
Enjoy the sun and protect your skin effectively with BABÉ sunscreens. Broad UVA / UVB spectrum products which ensure safe care and protection for the whole family.
With BABÉ sunscreens, the Sun Protection Factor (SPF) is shown on the bottle, informing you of the skin’s protection against UVB rays, ranging from 6 to 50+.
The SPF guides you on how long the skin can be exposed to the sun’s rays without the risk of burning or developing a rash while wearing a sunscreen, compared to the time it would take for the same reaction to occur without it. The higher the SPF, the higher the protection against UVB rays.
Therefore, they have a balanced UVA/UVB ray filtration system, meaning they offer effective protection against UVA rays of at least 1/3 of the Sun Protection Factor (UVB), shown on the bottle using the standard UVA logo.
Furthermore, they are enriched with the exclusive BABÉ Calming Complex, composed of Aloe, Chamomile, Alpha-Bisabolol and Allantoin.