Sunscreen

Choose A Sunscreen That Suits Your Skin

Dr. Deepti Prasad
Medically Reviewed By:

Dr. Deepthi Prasad, MBBS.

Written by Our Editorial Team

 

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It’s 2023, and if you are still not wearing sunscreen, sorry, but we are judging you hard! As there is absolutely no valid reason or excuse to skip the most important skincare product. But you know, it’s never too late to start! So, consider this your sign to start wearing sunscreen everyday and keep reading this blog to learn everything about this sun-sational product.

Sunscreen is a topical product that protects your skin against the harmful effects of the sun rays. And if you believe sunburn is the only thing these rays can cause, let us burst your bubble! Some other serious effects of long-term exposure to the sun are signs of ageing like wrinkles, dark spots and might cause skin cancer in some people. We hope this was enough to make you add sunscreen to your routine! But if not, this might: there are new-age sunscreen formulas that provide sun protection with skincare benefits like hydration, improved skin texture, reversing sun damage and helping with hyperpigmentation. And with sunscreen sticks, sunscreen cream, sunscreen lotion, and so many more formats and formulas, you are spoiled for choice.

Also Read : Yes, Your Skincare Routine Needs A Sunscreen Gel!

Choose A Sunscreen That Suits Your Skin

With the launch of a new sunscreen almost everyday, finding the right one has become a task. So, here’s a lowdown on the things that matter while shopping your sun-savior:

1. High SPF and PA+++

SPF

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SPF, or Sun Protection Factor, measures the protection a sunscreen provides against UVB rays. Experts recommend using at least SPF 30 sunscreen, as it provides protection against 97% of the sun’s UVB rays. Higher SPFs are better for people with fair skin or who sunburn easily. Always remember that sunscreen cannot provide 100% protection from sun rays, but sunscreen with SPF 50 provides high enough protection and low damage.

The measure for UVA rays is indicated by PA, where PA++ denotes moderate protection and PA+++ is for greater protection.

Also Read : SPF : What Is It? What Are It's Types?

2. Opt For Mineral Sunscreen

Mineral Sunscreen

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Mineral or physical sunscreens are powered with zinc oxide and titanium oxide to create a barrier between your skin and the sun’s rays. It helps deflect harmful radiation and provides immediate protection upon application, whereas chemical sunscreens use a chemical method to convert the absorbed UV rays into something less damaging.

3. The Right Formula

Sunscreen for skin

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  • Dry skin: The best sunscreen for dry skin is one that has a cream formula and is enriched with moisturising ingredients. This provides protection along with nourishment and helps in keeping skin soft and supple.
  • Oily skin: The best sunscreen for oily skin is one with a gel formula that is non-comedogenic. This provides protection without making the skin greasy or clogging pores.
  • Sensitive skin: The best sunscreen for sensitive skin is one that has a lightweight, non-sticky formula and no fragrance or alcohol. This provides protection without irritating the skin.

Also Read : Sunscreen Gels Vs Creams: Which One Should You Pick?

Consider all these aspects before buying sunscreen. One of the best sunscreen for face in India has to be ThriveCo’s Daily Sunscreen Gel. It is an ultra-light, mineral sunscreen with SPF 50 PA+++ that offers continuous sun protection without making the skin greasy or leaving a white residue. Formulated with skin-loving ingredients like Resveratrol, Hyaluronic acid and Polyglutamic Acid, the sunscreen offers additional benefits like hydration, preserving youthfulness and protection against environmental stressors.

 

Review Shared by Saraswathy S

"I love the feel of the product on my skin. It is non- greasy, easily absorbed and doesn't leave a white residue."

And as a sunscreen rookie, you must also understand that you CANNOT excuse yourself on cloudy days or days when you happen to stay indoors. Also, use products like sunscreen cream and makeup with SPF as an additional layer of protection. And invest in a good sunscreen lotion to protect your body from the sun.

Remember, even for the best sunscreen to show results, it needs to be used correctly! A generous amount and frequent reapplication are the only ways to say goodbye to the sun’s TAN-trums!

About Doctor :

Dr. Deepthi Prasad

Dr. Deepthi Prasad specializes in Dermatology, Cosmetology, and Aesthetic Dermatology and has been practicing for over 15 years. After completing MBBS from Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences Andhra Pradesh in 2009, she earned a MD in Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy from Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad in 2014.

 

 

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