Using sunscreen is one of the most important ways you can care for your body. Yet, most of us don’t really understand how to properly wear it—or what the words (and numbers) on the bottle mean. Despite what you may believe, sunscreen isn’t just for sunny summer beach days.
- SUNSCREEN IS YOUR BEST PROTECTION AGAINST WRINKLES, AGE SPOTS, AND SAGGING SKIN.
Let’s be clear: Sunshine is radiation. Exposure to that radiation damages and ages your skin, whether you can see it or not. All the fancy creams in the world can’t get rid of wrinkles once you have them, but you can help stave them off with regular and careful sunscreen use.
- SUNSCREEN IS NOT JUST FOR SUPER PALE PEOPLE.
The sun doesn’t care what color your skin is, or if you have a tan already. Exposure to sunlight bombards your skin with damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays. It’s true that fair-skinned people have a higher likelihood of developing skin cancer, but that doesn’t mean those with more melanin are risk-free.
- YOU NEED TO WEAR SUNSCREEN EVERY DAY …
We tend to associate sunscreen with bathing suits and flip-flops, but it’s not just for beach days. The sun is out there, rain or shine, even when you can’t see it.
- … EVEN IN THE WINTER …
Sunscreen is especially important when you’re spending time near snow, ice, sand, or water—all substances that reflect light and intensify the radiation heading for your body.
- … AND INDOORS.
Surprise! Unless you’re in a totally windowless room, the sun can still get you when you’re inside. UVB radiation is blocked by glass, but UVA just streams right on in.
- REAPPLYING SUNSCREEN IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS APPLYING IT IN THE FIRST PLACE.
The directions on sunscreen bottles are not just designed to make you use and buy more sunscreen. You really should reapply every two hours, or more often if you’ve been sweating or in the water. That includes on your face, even if you’re wearing makeup. (If you don’t want to take off your makeup and start over—and who would?—you may want to check out sunscreen powders, which you can dust on over your makeup.)
- A BOTTLE OF SUNSCREEN SHOULD NOT LAST MORE THAN A FEW MONTHS.
Sunscreen loses its efficacy after about three years, but there’s no reason to have it around that long. Dermatologists recommend using 1 ounce of sunscreen (enough to fill a shot glass) to cover your body and face each day.
- “BABY,” “SPORT,” AND “WATERPROOF” ARE JUST MARKETING TERMS.
“Sport” sunscreen still needs to be reapplied after sweating or swimming. “Baby” sunscreen may have fewer ingredients and be gentler on an infant’s skin, but small children should still wear hats and other protective clothing in strong sunlight. And there is no such thing as “waterproof” sunscreen—the FDA even prohibits manufacturers from claiming otherwise.
- SPF IS LESS IMPORTANT THAN REGULAR USE.
Sun protection factor, or SPF, is simply an indication of what percentage of the sun’s rays a product is blocking. Dermatologists recommend using SPF 30 or higher, but higher SPFs do not protect you for longer, and definitely don’t excuse you from reapplying.
- YOU DON’T NEED SUNLIGHT TO GET VITAMIN D.
Most Americans get all the vitamin D they need from their diets and incidental time in the sun. Unless your doctor tells you to—and they won’t—there is no reason to intentionally expose yourself to ultraviolet radiation.
- SUNSCREEN IS NOT ENOUGH SUN PROTECTION ON ITS OWN.
Sunscreen is super-important, but it’s not the only thing you can do to protect yourself. Hats, beach umbrellas, and lightweight long-sleeved shirts are your friends.
source: 11 Things You Didn’t Know About Sunscreen by Kate Horowitz, MentalFloss
Most pedig 11 napozással kapcsolatos kifejezést/idiómát olvashattok jelentésükkel és példamondatokkal.
- to catch a tan
Meaning: To tan, as from the sun or in a tanning bed.
In a sentence: I prefer catching a tan on the beach to a solarium.
- farmer’s tan
Meaning: A tan or sunburn on the neck and lower arms that results from wearing a T-shirt during prolonged sun exposure and that is clearly demarcated from the pale skin of the chest and upper arms that remained covered.
In a sentence: It was so warm that we only wore a T-shirt on the five-hour trekking, so I managed to have a pretty farmer’s tan by the end of the day.
- to soak up the sun
Meaning: to take in the sunshine as much as possible
In a sentence: I can’t wait to go to Lake Balaton this weekend and soak up the sun.
- to catch some rays
Meaning: To spend time in sunlight, often by sunbathing.
In a sentence: She adores lying on the beach and catching some rays.
- to beat the heat
Meaning: to find ways of staying cool and comfortable in very warm weather.
In a sentence: The best tip to beat the heat this summer is to eat loads of ice-cream three times a day.
- dog days of summer
Meaning: The period in the summer often thought to be hottest, usually considered to be July 3 to August 11.
In a sentence: My child is keen on lounging in the swimming pool during the dog days of summer.
- one’s moment in the sun
Meaning: to enjoy a brief period when one has become successful famous, popular, etc.
In a sentence: My neighbour had his moment in the sun when we made a video of him cutting the grass half-naked and uploaded it on YouTube.
- the sun is over the yardarm
Meaning: used to say that it is late enough in the day to enjoy an alcoholic drink.
In a sentence: The sun is over the yardarm so let’s go to the pub and get a drink.
- a touch of the sun
Meaning: to suffer from a mild case of sunstroke. It can also refer to a mild sunburn.
In a sentence: You seem to have got a touch of the sun today. Did you go to the beach?
- to catch the sun
Meaning: to get sunburned.
In a sentence: I must have caught the sun on my face because it is all red.
- never let the sun go down on your anger
Meaning: to not go to bed when you are still angry with another person. It is best to make peace before going to bed.
In a sentence: I know you are mad at me now, honey, but you should never let the sun go down on your anger.
source: 23 Sun Idioms And Phrases (Meaning & Examples), English By Day; The Free Dictionary
|exposure to||(valaminek való) kitevés|
|to get rid of||megszabadulni|
|to stave off||távol tartani|
|tan||barna bőrszín (naptól)|
|to bombard with||ostromolni valamivel|
|rain or shine||akár esik akár fúj|
|to reapply||újból felvinni|
|to check out||kipróbálni|
|to prohibit from||megtiltani|
|to excuse from||felmenteni valami