In July, the UV index in Moscow reaches 3-6 already at 10 am - and this is a fairly high level (there are only 8 of them). Therefore, WHO recommends the use of sunscreen. What can we say about the Krasnodar Territory, where the sun is much more active than in the capital! If everyone talks about the need to apply Sanskrin, then few write how to properly wash it off without negative consequences for the skin. We decided to talk to experts on this topic and found out everything. Interesting? Then flip through!
Alexander Prokofiev medical expert of the La Roche-Posay brand, dermatovenerologist
When we get home at the end of the day and don't plan on going out in the sun, we need to rinse the sunscreen off both our face and body. Everyone knows that UV filters form a screen on the surface of the skin to reflect the sun's rays. So, this invisible film can help clog pores if not thoroughly washed off. This is especially true for waterproof formulas.
To remove sunscreens from your face, first use micellar water and then wash with a cleansing foam or gel. If the product is water-resistant or has a dense texture, then it is better to first use a hydrophilic oil, and then wash your face with your usual cleanser.
We wash off the sunscreen from the skin of the body and limbs in the shower using shower gel or oil and a simple washcloth. If the skin feels filmy or sticky during washing, the sunscreen has not been removed. For children, I would recommend using cleansing oils for dry, atopic skin, as their skin is more fragile and delicate, and the oil gently cleanses and soothes the skin.
Igor Patrin Dermatologist, cosmetologist, Bioderma expert
In order to make the sunscreen more resistant to water and sweat, special synthetic film-forming ingredients are included in the product. Similar ingredients can be found even in basic care products such as day cream. In addition to moisture resistance, such ingredients allow cosmetics to be better distributed on the surface of the skin, to be well absorbed without leaving greasy marks. And the higher the content of such components in the product, the more resistant it to water. Short-term skin contact with such substances does not harm it; on the contrary, it helps restore moisture in the upper stratum corneum and protects it from aggressive external factors. However, prolonged contact can cause inflammation and enlargement of pores, especially in people with combination skin.
In addition, any sunscreen has its own resource, since, by neutralizing the sun's rays, some of the molecules of chemical filters are destroyed and can harm the skin with prolonged contact. For this reason, every day before going to bed, it is necessary to completely remove the sanskrin.
To fully cleanse the skin of waterproof cosmetics, you can use traditional makeup removers, such as micellar water or hydrophilic oil. To remove waterproof sunscreen from your body, you can simply use mild shower gels.
When it comes to sunscreens for children, they usually include mineral particles such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. They give the product a very characteristic white color that lasts a long time on the surface of the skin. And this, by the way, is very useful - it helps the parent to control the thickness of the layer of the applied product and reapply it in time. Also, white is an excellent indicator when washing a child, it allows you to understand that the product has been completely removed.
Ekaterina Lazakovich leading expert of the SkinCeuticals brand
Back home, we must wash off any sunscreens from the skin of the face and body, as prolonged exposure of the filters to the skin can be harmful to it. It seems that during the day the protective screen disappears without a trace - this, alas, is not the case, especially if we update it. The remnants of filters and other components remain on the skin for a long time and mix with other impurities, so it is better to use a two-step cleansing to remove sunscreen: products for removing make-up and washing, and also do not forget about a tonic.