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8 sunscreen facts that you must know before it’s too late

Navigating the maze of conflicting advice on when, where, and how to slap on sunscreen can feel like a summertime saga. Sunscreen however plays a crucial role in protecting our skin from the sun's harmful rays. In this sun-sational exploration, let's uncover eight must-know facts about sunscreen that will keep you informed and glowing all year round.

In This Article:

Fact 1: SPF Decoded

Fact 2: Broad Spectrum Sunscreens

Fact 1: SPF Decoded

Sun Protection Factor (SPF) isn't just a random number on your sunscreen bottle; it's your shield against UVB rays. The higher the SPF, the greater the protection. While SPF 30 is the recommended minimum, consider going higher for prolonged sun exposure. For example, an spf 50 sunscreen is the best one when you wish to step out. Don't let those rays catch you off guard!

Fact 2: Broad Spectrum Sunscreens

Opt for sunscreens labeled "broad-spectrum" to ensure full-spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays may age your skin, while UVB rays can burn it. A broad-spectrum sunscreen acts as your all-in-one guardian, preventing sun damage on all fronts.

Our top recommendations are no doubt Sunscreen Gel Hyaluronic Acid & Pro-Ceramides SPF 50 PA +++ and Sunscreen Gel Niacinamide & Pro-Ceramides SPF 50 PA+++. Both these sunscreens cater to two main parts - Hydration and radiant skin. Skin dehydrated? Our sunscreen with HA is the best sunscreen for dry skin. Clinically tested, our In Vivo sunscreens, feel light on the skin and control any sort of damage. Try them out!

Fact 3: Reapply, Reapply, Reapply

Sunscreen is not a one-and-done deal. Apply it generously and frequently, especially after swimming or sweating. Don't let the fun in the sun be compromised by inadequate protection – keep that sunscreen handy and reapply every two hours.

Fact 4: Say No To Sunburn FOMO

Sunburn might seem like a rite of passage during summer, but it's a harmful misconception. Sunburn damages your skin, increases the risk of skin cancer, and accelerates ageing.

Indulge in a post-sun care routine with our Daily De-tan Cleanser With Niacinamide & Vitamin C  and  Soothing After-Sun Gel Crème With Allantoin. These products will keep skin woes like tanning and sunburn at bay. Make them a part of your sunscreen skin routine to never face the ugly wrath of sun!

Fact 5: Sunscreen For Cloudy Days And Indoors

Even when the sun takes a break behind clouds, its rays are relentless – up to 80% of UV rays can still find their way to your skin. Guard yourself year-round by applying sunscreen whenever you're outdoors. Whether it's a cloudy day or not, make sun protection a non-negotiable routine. And when you're around reflective surfaces like snow, water, or sand, be extra cautious – those rays can still reach you. Keep your skin shielded and radiant, rain or shine.

Fact 6: Apply Sunscreen Thoroughly

When it comes to sunscreen, size matters – most folks fall short in using enough for full protection. Aim for an ounce. Don't forget the often-neglected spots like ears, neck, and tops of your feet. When in doubt, try out our Body Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 PA++++ With Niacinamide, Vitamin C & Pro-Ceramides. Our body sunscreen protects against UVA, UVB, Blue Light & pollution and builds healthy skin barrier.

Extend the care to your lips with a sunscreen-infused lip balm, as they're susceptible to burns and skin concerns too. It is important to keep your shielded from head to toe. Never forget!

Fact 7: Your Skin Type Matters

Not all skins are created equal, and neither are sunscreens. Different skin types require different formulations. Whether your skin is oily, dry, or sensitive, there's a sunscreen tailored just for you. Experiment with various options until you find your perfect match.

Fact 8: Always Check The Expiry Date

Sunscreens, like fine wine, have an expiration date. Check the bottle for the expiry date and avoid using outdated products. An expired sunscreen may lose its effectiveness, leaving your skin vulnerable to sun damage.

Conclusion

UV-Squad sets the global standard with In-Vivo testing, ensuring our sunscreens excel in real-world conditions, factoring in sweat, water, and environmental elements. Infused with patented Pro Ceramides, exclusive to UV-Squad, these smaller molecules go beyond ordinary ceramides, penetrating the skin's outer layer to preserve and restore, providing unparalleled protection and rejuvenation for your skin. Elevate your skincare game with UV-Squad, where innovation meets optimal sun care.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: Is SPF 15 enough for daily face protection?

A. While SPF 15 offers some protection, experts recommend a minimum of SPF 30 to SPF 50 for daily face protection. Higher SPFs provide increased defence against harmful UV rays, reducing the risk of premature ageing and skin damage.

Q2: Do I need sunscreen during the winter?

A. Absolutely. UV rays are present year-round, even on cloudy or snowy days. Snow can reflect sunlight, intensifying exposure. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen, and apply it to exposed skin, including your face, to safeguard against winter sun damage.

Q3: What are some other ways in which I can protect my skin from the sun?

A. In addition to sunscreen, wear protective clothing, sunglasses, and wide-brimmed hats. Seek shade during peak sun hours and stay hydrated. Adopting these practices enhances your overall sun protection and promotes skin health.

Q:4 How to use sunscreen every day?

A. Begin with a nickel-sized amount for your face and a shot glass amount for your body. Apply sunscreen 15 minutes before sun exposure as the last step in your skincare routine. Ensure complete coverage on all exposed skin, including face, neck, and ears.

Q:5 How to reapply sunscreen?

A. Reapply sunscreen every two hours or more frequently if swimming or sweating. Be generous with the application, and don't overlook commonly missed areas like the ears, neck, and tops of feet. Maintain the habit of reapplication throughout the day, especially during prolonged sun exposure.

Written by Needhi Dhoker on Jan 10, 2024
Fashion & beauty fanatic. Tea or coffee dilemmas. John Mayer vibes. Spilling words and swooning over skincare.

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