Sunscreen – A Necessity!

It is false that you must apply sunscreen only while you are under the sun or during the summer season. In fact, sunscreen should be a part of your daily essentials every day of the year.

With the increase in the depletion of the ozone layer, the importance of the use of sunscreen is now more than ever. The rays of the sun are a good source of vitamins for your body, but increased exposure to it can lead to serious skin-related issues. A sunscreen will not only protect you from the harmful UV rays of the sun but also keep skin cancer at bay. In addition, it also protects you from premature ageing and sunburns, prevents discolouration, protects from blue light and much more.

Since we have established why sunscreen is a necessity, here is how you can know which sunscreen to pick. There is a range of sunscreens available in the market. To get its maximum benefit, while purchasing make sure the sunscreen is water resistant and the SPF that is the ‘Sun Protection Factor’ is 30 or higher. If you have sensitive skin or certain allergies, look through the content of the sunscreen before you purchase.

Things to remember:

  • Apply sunscreen after your skincare routine. That means it must be the last step of application after all the serums, lotions, and moisturizers.
  • Apply the sunscreen for at least 30 mins before you step out.
  • It is advisable to apply sunscreen indoors as well since the UV rays can affect your skin indoors too.
  • If you happen to be out in the sun for a longer period of time, reapply the sunscreen after 2 hours to maintain its protection.
  • Lastly, always remember to completely wash off the sunscreen using a good cleanser.

Here are a few budget sunscreen options which I have used, they are light on the skin, so you can check them out:

Key Takeaway:
Be it summer, or winter, indoors or outdoors, use sunscreen as a part of your daily skin routine. The benefits of it may not reflect immediately but you will thank yourself in the long run.
Invest in skincare today for a better tomorrow!


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