Its 40 degrees outside. Can you believe it? Did you know that high intense ultraviolet rays destroy the living tissues of our skin and not only causes redness and pain but in severe cases, constant exposure to sunlight can even cause skin cancer? This all seems horrifying right? But which sunscreen is most effective? What sunscreens do dermatologists recommend? What sunscreens are safe for skin? What is the best natural sunscreen? We’ll answer all these questions in this article for you.
You might wonder what does “SPF” written on every sunscreen mean. SPF stands for sun protection factor which is a measure of the ability of a sunscreen to protect your skin from UV rays. Having a sunscreen which suits your skin type and protects you from the sun’s hazardous rays is a true blessing.
Do you know how important a sunscreen is for your skin protection? We know that even 15 minutes for a skin care routine are difficult to take out from your daily roller coaster rides. But you know that at least sunscreen saves your skin from further damage in the summers right? Believe me, now a days sun block is a life saver. Most people have not even worn a sun screen like EVER!. Can you believe it? This is alarming. The 45 degrees outside not only takes away all the energy from our bodies but the glow from our skins too. Now that’s threatening!
BE SUN SMART!
Below is some info regarding sunscreens that you might find useful? Be sure to read till the end to find the right sunscreen for you.
1- How long does a sunscreen last?
Answer: It solely depends upon the sunscreen. Some sunscreens stay on your skin for 2 hrs while some stay up to 6 hours. On my last visit to the dermatologist, she told me to wear a sunscreen every 40 minutes. Every 40 friggin’ minutes? Who can do that? And on top of that, she told me I gotta wear it even when am inside the house and not going out in the sun because harmful rays are not only emitted by the sun, they’re also emitted by bulbs and tube lights. Seriously. So I thought I must look for a sunscreen that lasts for at least half the day if not the full day. After much trial and error, I found Innisfree UV Protection Suncrean stays on the skin for more than 6 hrs true to their claim. I have dry skin and this sunscreen has a soothing effect and keeps my skin calm and saved from redness and blotching.
2- Which is the best sunscreen for oily skin?
Answer: My personal favorite sunscreen for oily skin is ETUDE HOUSE SUNPRISE MILD AIRY FINISH. It does not only feel light and airy on the skin as its name suggests but moisturizes the skin well too.
3- Which is the best sunscreen for acne prone skin?
Answer: One of the best sunscreen for acne prone skin is CORSX ALOE SOOTHING CREAM. This sunscreen not only tones the acne scars but moisturizes and hydrates the skin too. Ladies, you can even use this as a base for your daily make up! Plus INNISFREE UV PROTECTION SUN CREAM also treats your acne.
4- What is ECZEMA? Which is the best sunscreen for ECZEMA?
Answer: Eczema is a condition in which one is more likely to suffer from skin damage from UV RAYS skin feels itchy and turns red. It is painful. Eczema is mostly common in children while adults are also susceptible to it. One of the best sunscreen that might save you from this is NEUTROGENA ULTRA SHEER DRY-TOUCH SUNSCREEN
5- Does sunscreen expire? Can I use expired sunscreen?
Answer: Yes, a sunscreen expires. But there are two cases. Sometimes the expiry date is mentioned on the back of the product and if not it can be used up to 3 years after its opening. Again YES, the sunscreen can be used after its expiration date. But the sunscreen is not effective after it has completed its written time. After that time it does not block maximum UV rays and increases the chances of skin cancer. So why take a risk? And just not buy another sun cream. Because skin is something precious!
6- What is the difference between grades of SPF?
Answer: You might have seen different numbers written along SPF on sunscreens and you wonder what does this mean? SPF 30, SPF 40….. SPF 50 and so on. Let’s make one thing clear that “NO” sunscreen can block all UV rays. SPF 15 blocks 93% of UV rays; SPF 30 blocks 97% of UV rays while SPF 50 blocks 98% of UV rays. So, the difference between 30 and 50 is about 1 percent. But we do have some sunscreens which can block up to 98 percent of UV rays. CORSX ALOE SOOTHING CREAM and NEUTROGENA CLEAR BREAK OUT give you more than 98 percent of protection from intense heat for up to several hours.
7- Which is the best sunscreen to wear in pool? Best sun cream to wear while swimming?
Answer: If you are a pool lover in summers and love to swim; then NEUTROGENA ULTRA SHEER SUNSCREEN SPF 100++ is definitely a life saver for you. You would think HOW? Neutrogena ultra sheer protects your skin from any damage on your skin from the chlorine in the pool water. So you can easily swim for hours without any tension of your flawless skin. Plus it is extremely reasonably priced. Sunscreen sprays are a good option for kids who swim as it is difficult to put it on their entire body while they are struggling to jump in the pool quickly. Find the best sunscreen for kids from Neutrogena sunscreen range and you’re good to go.
Did you know that sunscreen as important in winter as in summers?
The winter sun is also damaging just like the summer sun. If we can’t see it doesn’t means the sun is not releasing UV rays. So all you beautiful women, this summer don’t let the sun ruin your skin and shatter your confidence.
8. Which is the best sunscreen for kids?
We recommend Neutrogena Pure and Free Baby SPF 50 sunscreen as it is very mild and will not cause a rash or irritation. In case you want to get a sunscreen that works for the whole family, try TRULY KOMAL STARLIGHT SUNSCREEN SPF 50. It is so milk that its even suitable for babies.
Find the right sunblock for yourself according to your skin and never worry about the summer sun again.
All the products mentioned above are available on our website.
Make sure to protect yourself by using sunscreen and sunglasses all summer long, and then reward yourself with a nice big ice-cream.
HAPPY SUMMERS! MY BEAUTIES!