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Sunscreen in summer

Now that the summer is in full swing, putting up a sun shield becomes mandatory. Not that you don’t need to apply sunscreen in winters, but summers need special attention! You need to choose the right sunscreen as per your skin type and re-apply it if you are staying outdoors for longer. There are a lot of considerations while buying and using sunscreen. Under this blog, we are going to help you with all the necessary information related to your summer soulmate, ‘sunscreen.’

The most critical factor about choosing a sunscreen is to get the right SPF level. You must have heard or read the term SPF a lot of times; do you completely understand the term? What most people know is that the more the SPF, the better the sunscreen! Well, it is not wrong, but to get the best sunscreen for your skin type, you must understand the term. 

What is SPF? How does it work?

SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. It is a figure that determines the protection level that your sunscreen is offering. You all know that UV rays coming from the sun are harmful to the skin and can cause a lot of damage. SPF shields your screen from these UV rays and doesn’t let them cause any skin damage. 

Now the question arises why the different sunscreens have different SPF levels? If it protects the skin, everyone would only want to get the highest level! Well, that is where you might go wrong. The concept of different SPF levels is there because your skin also needs some sun radiations and the beneficial Vitamin D that they contain. That’s why it depends on your skin tone what level of SPF you should use. Refer to the table below


 

Time Outside

Skintone

Very Fair

Fair

Medium

Dark

1 hour

SPF 30

SPF 15

SPF 10-15

SPF 10-15

2 hours

SPF 30

SPF 30

SPF 15

SPF 15

3 hours

SPF 45

SPF 45

SPF 20

SPF 20-25

More than 3 hours

SPF 50+

SPF 50+

SPF 45

SPF 30

 

This table can help you determine the SPF level for your skin tone. Now the next step is to choose the right sunscreen for your skin type.

Sunscreen for your Skin type


Dry Skin

For people with dry skin, the main concern is about maintaining proper moisture in the skin. If you are using a sunscreen that enhances dryness, it might cause flaking, and the condition will get worse. Hence, you must use sunscreen that is moisturizing, which means a cream-based sunscreen lotion. It will add a layer of moisture and will also protect your skin from getting burnt or tanned. 


Oily Skin

For people with oily skin, sunscreen lotions may get heavy on the skin and contribute to excessive oil production. Your skin will get prone to acne, and your pores will get clogged. Hence, the best kind of sunscreens that you can use is gel-based. You can also get the mattifying sunscreen that doesn’t let excessive oil accumulate on your face. 


Sensitive Skin

If you have sensitive skin, there are so many chemicals and ingredients that are your skin’s worst enemies. The best way out is to use natural sunscreens that are not chemically infused! Choose the ones that don’t have any artificial fragrances. You can opt for the mild sunscreens that are gel-based but are non-drying. 


Depending on your skin type, you can pick the sunscreen that best suits your skin. Investing in your sun shield is the best investment you can make for your skin. If there is one skincare product that you can never do without in summers, it has to be sunscreen. 

Difference between Natural Sunscreen and Synthetic Sunscreen

In order to protect your skin from the sun, you cannot feed it with even harmful chemicals! Also, as you need to reapply sunscreen after every few hours, imagine the toxicity you are giving to your skin. So to protect your skin in the true sense, give it the care and protection of 100% natural sunscreens. There are plenty of other benefits of using natural sunscreens:

  • Natural ingredients don’t cause any skin irritations or allergies. It means that people with even sensitive skin can use it freely.
  • Chemical-based sunscreens let the toxic chemicals get absorbed into your skin and cause early ageing and damage the skin cells. Such is not the case with natural sunscreens. The ingredients in them, even if absorbed by your skin, will cause only good to it. 
  • Natural products are not just good for your skin; they are kind towards nature as well.

With all this information, you are now well aware of the type of sunscreen you must use for your skin. Furthermore, considering the benefits that natural sunscreens have, one must always prioritize buying natural skincare products over chemically infused ones. Please check our natural sunscreen collection here. If you are still confused about which brand to use, you can always share your concerns with us, and our experts will help you find the right choice for you! - here 

Make a wise decision, be mindful and select the products that prove beneficial and nourish your skin from within. Happy Summer!

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