The clearer the skin (lower phototypes), the easier it will be burnt by solar radiation. However, all skin types, including darker skins, suffer imperceptible damage caused by solar radiation. Photoprotection is essential for any skin type and phototype.
We recommended reapplying sunscreen every two hours in a sufficient amount (2 mg/cm2, equivalent to a teaspoon), as the degree of protection is reduced if the amount applied is insufficient. It's especially important to apply after swimming -after drying off with a towel- or when sweating.
It's important to protect oneself during all seasons, taking special care when enjoying outdoor activities and when solar radiation is more intense, such as at the beach or in the mountains.
The first thing you should consider when choosing sunscreen is that it protects from skin damage caused by the main types of radiation: UVB and UVA rays, visible light (HEV) and infrared radiation (IR). Sun damage is not exclusively due to UVA and UVB radiation, visible and infrared radiation play a very important role. Therefore, look for photoprotectors that offer broad-spectrum protection.
Other factors to be taken into account are the skin type and area of application. Sunscreen should be used on a daily basis and reapplied several times, which is why it must suit your skin type and feel comfortable on the face. From lighter textures for oily skin to more rich textures for dry skin, it's a matter of finding one that meets your needs.
Don't forget the more sensitive areas of your face, such as your lips and eye contour.
Look for the mesoprotech® sun protection that suits your skin type.
Up to 90% of UV rays penetrate the clouds. Cloudy and windy days can lead to a misperception in the intensity of solar radiation, but the effects of radiation are the same.
We don't recommend using a sunscreen after exceeding the months specified by the PAO (Period After Opening) on the container. The PAO is an icon that can be found on the container and indicates the months that the product is in optimal condition after opening. After this period has elapsed, the protection's efficacy is reduced.
Lips are particularly sensitive and vulnerable to external factors. They are covered by a simple epithelium, are highly vascularised and have no melanocytes or sebaceous glands, so they don't have a self-protecting mechanism and it's especially important to protect them from the sun.
Within the mesoprotech® range, you can find mesoprotech® sun protective repairing stick. You can also use it on the eye contour, scars and skin spots.