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so a few months ago we did a responding to your comments video on how to treat sunburn

the videos done really well and I think we probably had over a thousand messages

of people asking me, Abraham what sunscreens do you recommend?

so you asked for it and you got it but before we begin I just want to tell you this

one thing I know that youtubers are often approached by many companies to

endorse or recommend their products I'm also approached by many of these

companies as well but I do feel it's unethical of me to do this so what I'm

not going to be doing in this video is recommending you a certain product but

what I will do is I'm going to teach you how to protect yourself from the Sun and

I'm also going to teach you what to look out for what ingredients to look out for

and how to pick the best sunscreen from any pharmacy so without further ado

let's begin I'm gonna go to work and I'll see you there

so for us to understand sunscreens we first need to understand how our skin reacts to

ultraviolet light and to do this we use something called a fitzpatrick skin type

scale which should pop up now have a look at it maybe pause the video and

determine which skin type you are I would classify myself as a type 3 now we

will come back to skin types a bit later on in the video but first let's learn

about sunscreen so sunscreens can contain two agents known as chemical

absorbers and physical absorbers now chemical absorbers are more commonly

found in sunscreens and the way they work is by converting UVB radiation into

heat physical absorbers however aren't commonly found in sunscreens and they're

insoluble pigments found in the sunscreen and when you apply it, it forms a non

transparent layer on the skin physically blocking both UVA and UVB radiation so

how do you check if your sunscreen has a physical blocker well it's pretty simple

just read the ingredients with things like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide

they're basically your ingredients that are physical blockers but remember this

generally speaking when a sunscreen has a physical blocker it is a little

thicker to use and it also may leave a white layer on your skin I don't mind it

many people don't but it's good for you to know that okay so what about

SPF stands for Sun Protection factor and it describes the protection you

get against burning from UVB radiation so it tells you how long you can stay in

the Sun without burning now let's say your sunscreen is SPF 15 and you can

usually spend about 10 minutes in the Sun without burning now by applying an

SPF 15 sunscreen it's going to mean you can spend 15 times longer in the Sun

without burning so 15 multiplied by 10 minutes duration which you're good with gives

you 150 minutes in the Sun without burning but the question is how accurate is SPF

is it an exact science well I'm afraid it's not because what SPF doesn't do is

it doesn't take into account many different variables

so one example is the intensity of solar radiation so this can

differ at different times of the day different seasons and also the

reflection of solar radiation off surfaces so where are you are you on

water are you on snow are you on sand all of these can have a massive impact

so SPF protects against UVB radiation but what about UVA radiation it doesn't

cause burning but it does cause skin ageing wrinkles and skin cancer now UVA

protection is classified by a star rating and I don't actually think many

people are aware of this and I do think that the sunscreen manufacturers should

make this more visible so everyone's aware so you have star ratings of one to

five, one gives you about twenty to forty percent protection against UVA radiation

and five star which is the best gives you about 90 to 100 percent protection

against UVA radiation so you now know how sunscreens work about SPF and UVA

protection but which sunscreen should you get which is the best well generally

speaking you need to go for a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 and a UVA protection

of 5 stars but do you remember the fitzpatrick

scale that we spoke about at the start well the reason I mentioned this is that

if you are an adult whose skin type is one that burns very easily then it may

be more appropriate for you to get a sunscreen with a higher SPF now in terms

of application you need to be applying a quantity of 6-8 teaspoons worth of

sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going out in the Sun you also need to

reapply at least every two hours you might need to reapply more often

if you're getting wet and it's getting washed off so normally I don't like to be the

healthcare professional who's all doom and gloom but getting sunburned is very

serious and getting it just once every two years

triples your risk of melanoma type skin cancer so I can't stress the importance

enough that you protect yourself from the Sun you protect family your loved

ones even tell strangers if they're not doing things right and let them know

because you're protecting them too also by the way getting sunburn

doesn't just me when your skin is red and peeling off sunburn is also

classified as when your skin is pink when it's red when it's irritated all of

this is also sun burn there's also many of the things that you can do to protect

yourself from the Sun such as wearing loose-fitting clothes wearing a hat

spending more time in the shade and not going out in the Sun between 11 a.m. to

3 p.m. when the Sun is most intense also don't forget to wear sunglasses and

wear a lip balm with an SPF I'll actually leave a load more information in the

description below which I'd recommend everyone to read on protecting yourself

from the Sun okay and I guess now you are a sunscreen pro so welcome to the

club enjoy buying your product you now know what

to look out for you now know what to get and you can even impress your friends with

all your new knowledge have fun stay safe and I'll see you next week

SPF, SPF (Phone beeps)

always beeping is this phone always beeping with your comments well that was

watsap actually so I did tell a lie there but a lot of times it's your comments

five star rating well that's ten star (Laughter)

many different variables one example for example, for example (Laughter)

one example for example

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