Sun damage is one of the most common skin concerns faced by us and with unpredictable and polluted weather conditions, everything is adding to the condition. According to dermatologists and skin experts, you must wear sun screen but we fail to realise how early and how often do we need to apply it.
Sun emits UVA and UVB rays that do more harm than letting us soak in any Vitamin D. The ill-effects of these rays include everything from the basic tanning and sunburn to serious and fatal ailments like skin cancer. Though nothing gives cent percent protection from these harmful radiations, preventing ourselves as much as possible should top our list.
As modern and wise people, we know the benefits of a good sunblock but little are we versed about its correct application.
Sunscreen is a potent concentrate that we must use ALL-DAY long. We assume that sunscreen adds up to the regime only during spring and summers, or on days when the sun is shining at its peak but we are wrong. The sun may not be out there shining bright but the rays are very much a part of the environment during the day time.
In fact, UV rays are not just an emission of the sun but also certain kind of lights which we do not know of. To steer clear from the redness, skin irritation and inflammation, DNA damages, mutation of epidermal cells, collagen breakdown et cetera, we need to step up our skincare game against the sun.
To strengthen your shield, make sure you follow these tips:
- Apply sunscreen as your last skincare product (before makeup) so that the product does not dilute with any other formula.
- The ideal time to apply a sunblock is at least 30 minutes before stepping out in the morning.
- You should apply sunscreen EVERY SINGLE DAY despite any weather forecast.
- Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours irrespective of the fact that you are indoors or outdoors.
Has learning about the potential harm and negligence got your worried? Ease out and buy a sunscreen that is,
- water resistant (for rainy or pool days),
- broad spectrum (to make sure it prevents your skin against both, UVA and UVB rays)
- Inclusive of active but herbal ingredients so that the harsh chemicals do not add to the danger
FACT: Though sunblocks come with different Sun Protection Factor (SPF) but just so you decide better for your geographical condition, sunblocks with SPF 30 or more block 97% UVB while the ones with 50 or more block 98% UVB. We may think the higher, the better but we recommend you consult a dermatologist before deciding which SPF to opt for. Trust us? Try our favourite, Paul Pender’s Herbal Sun Prosperity that is enriched with 22 organic herbs and nutritional value, for added skin care benefits and safety from the sun.
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