Why do you need sunscreen?
Well, hello!! If you are not staying under a rock, you must have heard that you need sunscreen to protect your skin from the UVA and UVB rays of the sun. I do not think anyone wants to see their own skin wrinkly and burnt by the sun.
Always look for ‘broad spectrum’ on the Sunscreen bottle
As I mentioned the sun contains two types of harmful rays that reach the earth: UVA and UVB. A broad-spectrum sunscreen will protect against both UVA and UVB rays. Grab a bottle or container with a “broad-spectrum” on it somewhere for maximum sun protection.
A sunscreen of SPF 30 will block 97% of the sun’s rays. A higher SPF will block slightly more UV rays, but there is no sunscreen that will block 100% of the rays. Look for an SPF 30 at least but it is not proven that an SPF 40 or 50 will give you a little bit more protection than the 30.
Which sunscreen is best for your skin?
Different types of sunscreens can be used at different times of the day and can depend on the activity you are doing.
Daily sunscreen should be a moisturizing broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
Tinted sunscreen can be used in place of foundation or in combination with facial powder. (I use this in the place of the foundation because it is damn humid here and my skin needs to breathe).
Water-resistant sunscreen is a better choice for outdoor activities. The SPF on water-resistant sunscreens can be maintained for up to 80 minutes while swimming or sweating. (So, what are you waiting for get ready with your swimsuit and go to a pool)
Best ways to apply sunscreen
When adding sunscreen to your daily regimen, remember to apply a generous amount of at least 15 minutes before going outside, reapply that same every 2 hours. Even if it is cloudy outside, sunscreen is still important. (Because the sun rays can penetrate even when you are sitting at home and watching Netflix) So, apply sunscreen to all your skin’s exposed areas like arms, legs, ears, lips, top of your head, even your eyelids (yep, we have sunscreen for that!). Sunscreen can be used on someone as young as 6 months and as old as 100! Ask any dermatologist, or skincare specialist, “If you had to choose one skincare product, what would it be?” The answer is darling? Sunscreen!
This article is contributed by Punam Jha!
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