sunlight consists of ultraviolet radiation. Specifically, from UV-A, UV-B and UV-C, which differ in their different wavelengths. All three can damage our skin cells. UV-C but it is absorbed pretty much completely from our earth’s atmosphere. UV-A and UV-B is not. As soon as we go out, we are exposed to both radiations. Inside is a bit different. Because window glass protects us fairly well against UV-B radiation, “the short-wave portion of the visible light that gives us sunburn and lead to DNA damage, reducing the risk of skin cancer increases,” explains Dr. med. Alexandra Ogilvie specialist in dermatology and scientific consultant for cosmetic companies.

UVA’s radiation through glass

Indeed, glass panes, UV-B protect us, but not sufficiently against UV-A radiation. After all, 60 percent come in through the window. However, what impact this has on our skin? “The UV-A radiation in the long wave length than UVB and penetrates to deeper layers of the skin. It is not made to the same dimensions directly for the promotion of the risk of skin cancer responsible, but leads to the fast appearance of pigmentation and accelerates skin aging due to destruction of the elastic connective tissue fibers and collagen,” says Ogilvie. Also, the Federal office for radiation protection recommends, for example, for long car trips on Sunny days, a UV-protection: “While the front Windows in the car can protect as much as possible from UV-A and UV-B radiation, have side Windows, the UV-A radiation pass almost unhindered.”

is The correct sun protection for the home

This is protected in his home or in the office sufficiently from the sun, would be, theoretically, a sunscreen with UV-A-Filter. But “there is no UV Filter that protects exclusively against UV-A or UV-B,” says expert Dr. Alexandra Ogilvie. That means that you can confidently use the same sun protection for indoors and outdoors. But in the choice of a suitable sun cream, you should note the following explains Ogilvie continued: “As a high protective effect can only be due to a combination of several Filters, should be able to manage a high-quality light protection with as little Filtering. As a result, the risk of intolerances or allergies is reduced. In the case of particularly sensitive skin, a product that contains only mineral filters, so chemical UV-Filter omitted, can be useful.” And just like in the fresh air is also indoors, the sun protection to refresh every few hours.

This article was written by (Tanya Fox)

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