Parasol is useful for protecting the skin from sunburn which can damage the skin and increase the risk of skin cancer . Parasol sunscreen is available in the form of lotion, gel, cream and spray .
The active ingredients that block UVA and UVB rays found in parasol include octyl methoxycinnamate, titanium dioxide, methylene bis-benzotriazolyl tetramethylbutylphenol (MBBT), 4-methylbenzylidence camphor, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, benzophenone-3, and octocrylene.
Apart from that, Parasol also contains aloe vera extract ( aloe barbadensis leaf extract ) or caprylic/capric triglyceride to moisturize and care for the skin. This content can act as an antioxidant to prevent premature aging of the skin due to damage from free radicals.
There are 6 Parasol sunscreen products available in Indonesia, namely Parasol Sunscreen Lotion SPF 15 120 ml, Parasol Cooling Mist Sun Spray SPF 25 60 ml, Parasol Face sunscreen 20 gr, Parasol Face Sunscreen SPF 33 20 gr, Parasol UV Guard Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 100 gr, and Parasol UV White sunscreen Lotion With Skin Whitener SPF 45 50 ml
What is Parasol?
|Benefit||Protects the skin from the adverse effects of sun exposure, such as sunburn or skin cancer|
|Used by||Adults and children|
|Parasol for pregnant and lactating women||Category N: Not yet categorized. Parasol contains ingredients that pregnant and nursing mothers need to be aware of, such as octyl methoxycinnamate, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, octocrylene, and parabens. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should avoid using this product or consult your doctor first.|
|Drug form||Creams, lotions and sprays.|
Warning Before Using Parasol
Pay attention to the following things before using Parasol:
- Do not use Parasol if you have an allergy to the ingredients in it.
- Do not be exposed to the sun for too long even though you have used Parasol sunscreen.
- Tell your doctor if you are using drugs or other skin care products, especially those that are applied to the skin, to anticipate drug interactions.
Dosage and Rules for Using Parasol
Parasol in the form of cream and lotion
. Apply it to the skin 15 minutes before doing outdoor activities. Make sure the skin is dry before applying Parasol. Reapply Parasol after excessive sweating or swimming.
Parasol spray form
Spray the Parasol evenly on the desired part. Repeat 3–4 hours later if needed.
How to Use Parasol Properly
Use Parasol according to the information listed on the packaging or doctor's instructions. Apply or spray Parasol evenly before doing outdoor activities.
Pay attention to your skin type. If your skin is dry, choose Parasol in cream or lotion form. If your skin is oily, choose Parasol in the form of a spray. Avoid using Parasol spray if you have eczema or skin irritation .
Please note that some of the materials in Parasol are flammable. Keep this product away from heat and fire. Store Parasol in a dry and cool place away from direct sunlight.
Parasol Interactions with Other Drugs
Until now, there is no known interaction effect that can occur if Parasol is used with certain drugs or skin care products.
Side Effects and Dangers of Parasol
Some of the active ingredients contained in Parasol can cause side effects in the form of:
- The skin becomes more sensitive
- Skin redness and irritation
Stop using this sunscreen and consult a doctor if you experience the above complaints. Immediately see a doctor if you experience allergic reactions such as hives, swelling of the face and lips, and difficulty breathing.