Sunscreen is the best anti-aging gift which you can give to your own skin. Now in this article, you will learn all about sunscreen. As summer comes you rush to the nearby cosmetic or medical store to take a sunscreen lotion. However, you should never stop applying sunscreen even if it is not sunny. Here are some important facts about sunscreens?
Skin care basics
1Protects from Sun
Sunscreen is the most important skin care regime for anyone. At any age and where ever you stay special in a temperate zone like India. So, how exactly does the sun damage you? It’s a myth when people come and say I am sitting indoors all day long. Today is a cloudy day should I still apply sunscreen? Yes, Of course, you should! Because we are not trying to protect you and your skin from the visible sunlight.
Sunscreen helps protect your skin from ultraviolet rays which can penetrate through windows, through the cloud, which can pretty much penetrate through anything. So, therefore you skin from UVA and UVB.
UVA is the main culprit in causing the damage which causes aging or rather accelerates aging. It not only causes damage to the skin on the top layer of the skin goes deep down even alter your DNA.
So, it is super important for you to apply sunscreen if you want to age gracefully if you don’t want your dark spots if you don’t want skin going red, sensitive and therefore later pigmented and also if you want to avoid cancer. However, UVB is only going to hit you superficially and cause you to burn.
Everyone wants to look young, beautiful, bright, and healthy. And, when it comes to skin you are tend to be more conscious. Sunscreens basically act like a shield your skin. It protects your skin from the signs of aging, like wrinkles and fine lines.
Studies have revealed that woman who is below 55 age had 24% lesser chance of getting aging signs because they used sunscreens. Sunscreen also helps you get rid of various types of skin cancer, especially, melanoma. Melanoma is the worst type of skin cancers. It can be life-threatening for women, especially for those who are in their 20s.
This is one of the main reasons everyone uses sunscreens. Basically, sunscreen prevents your skin being harmed by ultraviolet B rays. Always buy a sunscreen which has a minimum of 30 SPF (sun protector factor). Applying sunscreen for every two hours can help your skin if it is very sensitive.
4How to Choose Sunscreen?
1. Check on the ingredient. Your sunscreen should surely have these:
Octyl Methoxycinnamate (OMC)
Avobenzone (also parsol)
2. Always choose a broad spectrum sunscreen lotion or gel. It should be non-comedogenic which usually cause blackheads. Use sunscreens which are hypoallergenic which means they don’t cause an allergic reaction.
3. Always buy a sunscreen which is waterproof
4. Before you go out, apply sunscreen. It should be at least half an hour before you go out into the sun.
5Types of Sunscreens:
Built-in Sunscreen- Woman who daily uses cosmetics might know that some of the creams, moisturizers, lipsticks and foundations usually contain sunscreen. So, you don’t need to buy a separate sunscreen lotion.
Waterproof Sunscreen- The name itself states that sunscreens can be waterproof too. So, usually, these sunscreens are not 100% waterproof. So, what you need to do is apply the sunscreen for every 2 hours.
Hypoallergenic- These types of sunscreens are for sensitive skins. They are also called mineral sunscreens. They provide you utmost protection.
Stick- If you want a sunscreen on your ears or nose, then stick sunscreens are the best. They have mostly effected areas of skin cancer.
BY M. DIVYA SRI