First thing first – Everyone under the sun must use SUNSCREEN!
We are stressing about this because we care for you! (Toxic enough), but yes let’s see what this deal with sunscreen is!
Why is everybody talking about Sunscreen?
Scrolling through Instagram? Watching Reels? Do you have a count on how many sunscreen-based reels have you seen so far?
This is just not a trend. Summers, Winters come and go, bruh but we know sunscreens stay! (This happens when you watch too many reels)
If you think sunscreen just protects you from tanning, you are wrong. Usage of sunscreen decreases your risk of skin cancers and precancers. It also helps prevent premature skin aging caused by the sun! You may not instantly see the results of using this product but you must know that it prevents sagging, wrinkles, and age spots. Sunscreen is not just a cosmetic product!
Should we wear sunscreen indoors?
The simple & short answer to this is YES!
Sunscreen should be worn daily, no matter your location — indoors or outdoors. This is now scientifically proven that it is important to apply sunscreens even when you are in your room. Because of the sunrays, blue light exists and reaches your place too. So next time, if somebody asks why are you applying Sunscreen indoors, let them know the benefits of the same and encourage them to do it as well.
Is it safe to wear Sunscreen every day?
Yes, it is safe to use sunscreen every day! Even if you are traveling in a car or closed vehicle. Never forget to apply sunscreen. It will show you long-term results. Make this product an essential in your purse.
What is a broad-spectrum sunscreen?
Broad-spectrum sunscreens protect against both – UVA rays which are responsible for causing age spots and wrinkles, and UVB rays which cause burning. So, the Sunscreen that protects you from both of these is a boon.
What is Spf and how much Spf is enough?
Spf stands for Sun Protection Factor. The number tells you how long the sun’s UV B rays would take to redden your skin if you apply the sunscreen exactly as directed compared with the amount of time without sunscreen.
So if you use SPF 15, that means it would take you 15 times more to redden your skin if you used no sunscreen.
SPF refers to the ability of a sunscreen to block ultraviolet B rays which cause sunburns. So, anything above SPF 30 is good enough.
I hope we all are clear with the concept of SPF now?
Ever wonder what PA symbols mean?
PA+ refers to the amount of protection grade a sunscreen offers against the harmful UVA rays. PA+++ indicates high protection.
Spf Infused Makeup!
You may have some products which say that they have some amount of SPF in them! They aren’t wrong but makeup products alone won’t be able to wave off the harmful effects of the sun.
How to apply?
Always remember the two fingers rule for applying sunscreen. Squeeze your sunscreen on your forefinger and middle finger, slather on your face, and cover all the parts of it.
Don’t ignore your:
– Ears, area behind your ears
– Neck and hairline
Here, we are just talking about the face but every part of your body which is exposed to the sun needs to be protected.
Use Lotion for other body parts like arms, legs, and feet, and invest in a good sunscreen for your face!
When to apply?
You should reapply sunscreen after every two hours. Also, it depends on how much time you are exposed to the sun.
There are many Sunscreens in the market that it is not even justified that we recommend you some. Every skin is different. Your friend may like some sunscreen that might not work for you.
Just try not buying the ones with oxybenzone in them as they get absorbed in the blood and cause further damage.
Here’s a list of some tried and tested sunscreens that are safe for your skin. Go through these and let us know which one is your favorite.
Non-sticky and non-greasy sunscreen from Re’equil is one of our favorites. It is free from oxybenzone. It is a low penetration lotion formulated especially for oily and acne-prone skin. It provides 6 hours of protection from the sun. This is one of the best sunscreens in terms of ingredients, SPF, and water resistivity.
- Broad-spectrum Sunscreen
- Ultralight formulation with SPF 50 with pa++
- Doesn’t contain oxybenzone
- Dermatologically safe
Price: Rs 460/-
It is a gel-based Sunscreen that leaves no white cast. It has ultralight and quick-absorbing properties. It is infused with Vitamin E and super hydrating argan oil. It doesn’t contain alcohol, oxybenzone, sulfates, or parabens.
It can be used under your makeup. It also gives you blue light protection. This silky-smooth sunscreen doubles up as a makeup primer and you can use it before doing a beat face!
Price: Rs 607/-
This unscented product is free from oxybenzone, parabens, essential oils, and sulfates. It has a kind of thick texture and is not suitable for sweaty skin. But yes, it does its work of protecting your skin from the sun and preventing anti-aging.
- Sun Tan
- Photo aging
- UVA/UVB-induced damage
Spf 50+ and PA++
Price: Rs 380/-
Are you looking for a sunscreen product that does not sweat away, a few hours after its application! Lotus Sunscreen is a good option for you! The ultra-soothing matte effect of the lotus gel controls oil secretion, leaving your face replenished.
Spf 50 and PA+++
Price: Rs 306/-
This water-resistant mineral-based sunscreen is too good to be true but it is. It is suitable for sensitive skin. It is non-comedogenic (no clogged pores). It is 100 percent free from chemical fillers. So say, yes to happy and healthy skin!
Spf 50+ and PA++
Price: Rs 472/-
If you want to replace your bb cream in the summers with sunscreen, this is a great choice. This tinted sunscreen gives you a matte finish and it looks like you have done some pretty makeup. It protects you from sunburn, dark spots, and premature greying.
Spf 50 & PA+++
Price: Rs 428/-
Vitamin C in the formulation helps repair skin damage by preventing micro-pigmentation. Hyaluronic acid moisturizes and gives the sunscreen a nourishing yet non-sticky texture.
- Prevents micro-pigmentation
- Protects from UVA/UVB rays
- Protects you from blue light
- Perfect for your sensitive skin
- Strengthens the skin barrier
Spf 50 & Pa+++
Price: Rs 474/-
This is prescribed by most dermatologists. This works as a sunscreen and a moisturizer. So if your skin is dry and needs another layer of moisturizer, you can buy this. Very lightweight and you need to take a small amount of it to cover your whole face. You can also try their mild face washes and cleansers
Spf 30 & Pa
Price: Rs 460/-
This is a waterproof sunscreen that gives you a dry touch on your face, unlike other sunscreens. This provides you with the protection of a broad spectrum. It is not going to clog your pores. If you aren’t a great fan of applying sunscreens, this one’s for you.
Price: Rs 575/-
It’s Glow O’clock. Yes, you can start your day with freshness with this aqualogica Sunscreen. It gives you a very nice dewy look to flaunt. It provides cell to cell and layer to later hydration. Worth buying for dry skin.
- Vitamin C
- Papaya Extracts
- Zinc Oxide
- Titanium Dioxide
Spf 50+ & PA+++
Price: Rs 399/-
Plum’s specially created micro-emulsion formula helps distribute the sunscreen more evenly over your skin. Resulting in a smooth, matte effect without white cast and stickiness. White tea makes your skin glow from the inside.
Spf 50 & PA+++
Price: Rs 375/-
You can use this Sunscreen for arms, legs, and face too. This Indian brand offers some very good products for you which are organic and natural. This moisturizing lotion contains green tea, aloe vera, jojoba oil, and grapeseed which helps your skin protect you from harmful damage. This is a 2-in-1 formula as it acts as both a moisturizer and a Sunscreen.
Ps: their natural face tint foundation is magical
Spf 30+ & PA++++
Price: Rs 586/-
Special Note: You may find it overwhelming at first to think about applying sunscreen all the time. Do not hesitate. This is not just a cosmetic product, it should be an important part of you. Invest in a good Sunscreen and keep reminding yourself every day that you need to apply it no matter what!
– Avoid the sun in the afternoons. (Peak hours 10 am to 4 pm)
– Wear sunglasses, wide-brimmed hats, and scarves to protect yourself from this scorching heat
– Wear loose cotton clothes
– Drink a lot of water to replace the fluids you lose from sweating
Happy Summers, beautiful ladies! ☀️👒