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Dermatologist Arkannikov called the SPF index decisive when choosing a sunscreen

The summer sun can be dangerous for the skin and threatens the emergence of various diseases, including cancer. To avoid this, it is necessary to use sunscreen, dermatologist Stanislav Arkannikov warned in a conversation with Lenta.ru. He gave advice on the choice of protective equipment.

In no case should sunscreens be avoided, because such creams are not marketing, but a really necessary thing.

Stanislav Arkannikovdermatologist

“We use sunscreen to protect our skin from the damaging effects of the sun. The sun gives us life and takes it away, to put it figuratively. All sunscreens are required to either absorb or reflect these sun rays, ”he said.

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To choose the composition, the easiest way is to focus on the SPF index, that is, the degree of protection, the specialist explained.

“If we are in the open sun, for example, on the beach, we need to choose an SPF of at least 30. We should not think that the longer we are in the sun, the stronger the protection should be, nothing like that. The protection factor should have an average degree so as not to absorb a large amount of these rays, not to get very hot, not to transfer this heat to the skin, not to cause any oncological diseases. If we walk around the city and stay in the air for a long time, then SPF 50 sunscreens are used. These are the two main numbers – 30 and 50, ”said Stanislav Arkannikov.

Earlier Russians listed the main dangers of the summer sun.

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