Benefits Of Sunscreen

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Did you know that sunscreen should be used all year round. Yes, you heard me correctly, the ultraviolet rays that are the cause of sun damage and skin cancer are always present. On overcast days, only visible rays (but not UVB rays) from the sun are blocked. The best way to protect the skin is with sun protection. It helps prevent facial brown spots and skin discolorations and it slows down the development of wrinkled, premature aging skin.

"The best way to protect the skin is with sun protection"

Its always good to apply sunscreen after you are done with your skin care regime as using serums or moisturizers over your sunscreen will affect the amount of protection it provides. Sunscreens between SPF 30 and 50 work. However, there is only a tiny difference, SPF 30 protects against approximately 96% of UV rays whereas SPF 50 gives 98% protection from the sun. Therefore, a higher SPF does not necessarily mean greater protection.

There are a few factors that you need to keep in mind while picking up the sunscreen and using it everyday:

1. Always read the ingredient list and make sure your sunscreen contain the following:

2. You will want a sunscreen lotion or gel that is non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic. These type of sunscreen will shield you from ultraviolet rays, both A and B, while safeguarding you from rashes, clogged pores, acne, and sun burns.

4. If you have dry skin, choose a face sunscreen with hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid or ceramides. If you have oily skin, look for sunscreens that have a matte finish. Lighter gel formulations will also feel less heavy if you tend to get shiny throughout the day.

3. Choose a sunscreen that is waterproof and comes with a minimum SPF of 30.

4. Always apply sunscreen half an hour before you come into contact with the sun.

Here is a list of some sunscreen that you might be interested in trying:

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 

This is an ultra-light formula that contains antioxidants and is easily absorbed into the skin and won’t leave your skin feeling sticky or greasy.

It’s non-comedogenic, great for sensitive skin (fragrance-free), dries down matte, and doesn’t have that SPF smell.
It is broad spectrum UVA/UVB high protection, paraben-free and water-resistant.

You can find this sunscreen on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/34nTWs4

Neutrogena Clear Face Liquid Lotion Sunscreen SPF 60

This sunscreen is great if you have oily, acne-prone skin as it’s lightweight, oil free, noncomedogenic, and non-greasy, so you won’t have to worry about clogged pores or excess shine.

Provides weightless, breathable matte finish and is fragrance free.

You can find this sunscreen on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/39QaN7Y

Dermalogica Pure Light SPF 50

This has brightening peptides and hyaluronic acid, so it makes skin look dewy instantly and prevents damage.
This lotion is very lightweight and doesn’t have the sticky feeling with the benefits to enhance skin tone and eliminate dark spots and is made without artificial fragrances, color or parabens.

You can find this sunscreen on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/3aPQfOc

EltaMD UV Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40

 
This sunscreen has hyaluronic acid to boost moisture retention and diminish fine lines and can be worn alone or under makeup.

It has antioxidants that fight off free radicals associated with ultraviolet (UV) and infrared radiation (IR) and helps against UVA (Aging rays) and UVB (Burning rays).

You can find this sunscreen on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2UN7fPl