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Choose the best sunscreen for your face

Tanning brings with it certain risks for the skin, including the formation of sun spots and wrinkles. Often on returning from holiday, it is easy to notice small discolourations of the skin, particularly on the face. In this short guide we therefore see what advice we have for choosing the best anti-spot and anti-wrinkle cream for our face, thus combating UV damage.

The causes of skin aging

Chronological aging proceeds according to a predetermined program at the genetic level, because it is a natural process of senescence (aging) of cells.

This means that our behaviors cannot prevent progression, but can positively affect it by limiting its damage.

Photoinduced ageing is a consequence of external factors linked to the environment in which we live and behavioral habits. Pollution, smoking and even nutrition, but especially for very exposed areas such as the face, UV rays are considered the main cause of the signs of photo-aging.

UVA and UVB rays trigger the release of free radicals in the body - a process known as oxidative stress - thus damaging skin cells and accelerating photoaging.


The skin protects itself from the sun’s rays through tanning and skin thickening, but there is also a limit to the level of protection that these preventive measures offer.

This limit varies from person to person and, once exceeded, the result is permanent damage to the skin, and an acceleration of the visible signs of aging: more or less deep wrinkles, loss of volume and loss of elasticity.

Excessive exposure to harmful UV rays can also cause sunburn, uneven pigmentation (unsightly sunspots) and, at worst, even skin cancer.

These damages are usually located in the most exposed areas and therefore at the level of the face, hands and decollete.

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How sunspots form on the face

Sunspots on the face are formed due to a malfunction of the melanocytes, the cells that produce melanin.

Melanin, in turn responsible for the long-desired tan, has a very important function for the defense of our skin: it is activated to protect the skin from UV rays.

Unfortunately, most of the time we realize the "suffering" of melanocytes only when it is too late, in fact often the first sunspots appear quite a long time after sunbathing, when even the tan begins to fade.

Usually these skin spots are darker, brown or grayish in color.

In other cases there may also be external factors that can affect the formation of sunspots, for example there may be a genetic predisposition or more often the cause of sunspots may be cosmetics not suitable for the type of skin or the use of fragrances and synthetic perfumes in the sun.

That’s why we want to emphasize the importance of choosing the best sunscreen anti stains and anti-wrinkles for the face, so as to effectively counteract the damage from UV rays.

How to recognize skin spots

Skin spots can be classified into two types: melasma or chloasma and freckles or ephelids.

  • Melasma/chloasma: are the skin spots known mainly because they are frequent among pregnant women.
  • Sun or senile freckles: this type of sunspot may be due to a genetic predisposition or it occurs when the skin has not been effectively protected from UV rays.

These are spots that also develop as a result of skin aging, becoming more numerous over time. This type of spots affect men and women after the age of 40, are brownish, small and widespread, usually affecting the T area of the face, the décolleté and the back of the hands.

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These spots mainly affect the face, but can also occur on the neck, décolleté and ears. These dyschromia are due to a hormonal alteration involving estrogens, the female hormones that usually affect women taking the birth control pill. They can also occur at certain times in a woman’s life such as pregnancy and menopause. Women most affected by these skin spots are aged between 30-40 years.

The spots usually have an irregular shape and can be absorbed naturally and disappear momentarily, but with the first sun exposures they recur.

How to prevent sunspots and wrinkles from UV rays

The magic word is more than ever prevention!

As a preventive activity, it is essential to use a sunscreen for the face with anti-stain and anti-wrinkle, antioxidant and highly restorative action that help the skin to regenerate and stimulate the production of new collagen.

Very interesting and of fundamental importance in the choice of sunscreen anti spots and wrinkles for our face is the type of sunscreens contained.

In fact, speaking of chemical filters, it is important to remember that not all sunscreens with this type of filters, because of their absorption action mechanism, are really effective in the prevention of sunspots.

This is because UV rays reach the skin differently according to the latitude in which we are, so for example an effective product in Pesaro will not be able to perform in the same way in the Caribbean.

While totally different is the case of sunscreen anti stains and wrinkles with physical filters.

In this case, in fact, acting by refraction and not by absorption, the physical filters are equally effective and performing at any latitude.

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How to choose the best anti stain and anti-wrinkle face cream

To choose the best sunscreen anti stains and wrinkles for our face is as always essential to pay close attention to the active contents and therefore to the INCI.

The active substances to be researched for their global anti-aging action are:

  • Hyaluronic Acid: a natural substance present in our skin, a fundamental component of connective tissues. With advancing age manifests a deficiency of hyaluronic acid: weakening of tissues, wrinkles and blemishes. A reintegro from the outside greatly benefits the epidermal layer of the face: it stimulates the formation of collagen, has anti-inflammatory properties, helps in healing and helps protect the body from viruses and bacteria.
  • Lemon Balm constitutional Water: rich in vitamins, organic acids and natural antioxidants, all substances considered protectors par excellence of the capillary microcirculation.
  • Vitamin E: Tocopherol, also called Vit. E is a powerful antioxidant, anti-radical, often associated with Vit. A because it protects against oxidation. It is a substance found in nature, in large quantities in wheat germ oil.
  • Sunflower: rich in vitamin E and vitamin B6, powerful antioxidants. In the extract are also present minerals, such as phosphorus, manganese, zinc and iron, useful for the development of energy and the proper functioning of the organism.
  • Bisabolol: has soothing and reddening properties, softening effect, especially on particularly delicate, irritated, damaged, exposed to the sun and chapped lips. It also has excellent skin tolerability.
  • Aloe vera: refreshing and soothing. Tensor effect of small wrinkles, great for lightening the spots due to excessive exposure to the sun and to heal any wounds later. Strong antioxidant action, healing and re-epithelializing.
  • Coconut oil: it is great for moisturizing, nourishing and softening the skin. It has a natural UV shielding properties.

Is it necessary to protect oneself from the sun even in the city?

Often we make the mistake of thinking that sunscreens should be used only at sea or in the mountains, but the sun’s rays can be very dangerous even during the normal daily routine of the city.

Daily exposure to unprotected sunlight can cause spots and erythema and premature skin aging, even if you are in the city.

The prolonged walks, the daily stops at the bus stop and all the normal actions that we carry out in the open air, expose the skin of our body, face in primis, to the sun rays that, adding to the environmental pollution and the smog city, They make our skin more vulnerable and more easily marked.

For this reason it is very important to apply every day, even in the city, sunscreen products, especially on the face that is the most exposed part of our body.

A good sunscreen against stains and wrinkles should therefore be applied as a makeup base before make up to protect the skin from the sun and thus avoid the appearance of stains, erythema and combat cellular aging.

The anti-age protective face cream SPF 30 is perfect for all skin types, even for oily and sensitive skin, or in particularly delicate conditions such as pregnancy and breastfeeding. Its silky and slightly pigmented texture gives the complexion a luminous and uniform effect while its active ingredients provide protection against UV rays and an extraordinary antioxidant action!

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