Sunscreen Lotion: Keep your skin safe this summer
With the onset of summer, one of the worst fears is getting tanned due to the blazing heat. You can try going out with an umbrella or a pair of sun glasses but will they keep you protected? Everyone wants a flawless and glowing complexion but actually very few are aware of the effect of ultra violet rays of the sun. If you want to keep your skin secure this summer, the first thing you’ll have to do is to purchase a sunscreen lotion. Many feel that foundation cream keeps the skin protected and use it daily but they are unaware of the consequences. Daily use of these creams is extremely detrimental to the skin as foundation cream falls under the category of cosmetics and it hampers the skin quality. On the other hand use of sunscreen lotion is very necessary and that too it should be used on a daily basis. Sunscreen reflects the sun’s rays which falls directly on the skin and prevents it from entering deep into the skin. It combines the organic and inorganic chemicals which filter the sunlight so that less of it penetrates the skin. There is a variety of sunscreen lotion available in the market. It is exceptionally important to know the right kind of sunscreen lotion suitable for your skin type because you may not get fruitful outcomes if you choose a wrong one for yourself.
Here are two most important factors that need to be considered while buying a sunscreen lotion:
We all know that sunscreen lotions come with different SPFs but many of us actually do not know what SPF is. SPF stands for sun protection factor and it measures the ability of protection from the ultra violet rays of the sun which are responsible for causing sunburns and even contribute to skin cancer. For complete protection, experts often recommend the use of sunscreen lotion with more than SPF 30. So buy a sunscreen that has more than SPF 15 to ensure an absolute protection.
Sunscreens are available with different base. You will have to consider your skin type while buying it. Oily skin is the most sensitive type so if you have an oily skin, you should go for either water based sunscreen or gel based ones as these will not cause your skin to break out. People with dry skin should prefer sunscreen with moisturizer base which will prevent their skin from excess drying. People with normal skin can use any of these types.
It is also essential to apply the sunscreen in the right way. Given below are some tips on the application of this lotion:
- It should be applied 30 minutes before stepping out in the sun.
- Sunscreen should be applied not only on the face but also other exposed parts of the body like hands and neck.
- It should be applied after every three or four hours to ensure maximum protection.
- The expiry date needs to be checked once in a while.
- It is advisable to use sunscreen even on cloudy or rainy days.
- If you get allergy on the first application, you should immediately stop using it.
- You can use foundation cream after applying sunscreen.
Since, now you know the different aspects of using sunscreen lotion, flaunt your glowing skin this summer. A good skin is an asset to you so get a flawless and tan proof skin with the use of sunscreen lotion for prevention is certainly better than cure.
Author Bio: Pratistha Pradhan is an aspiring freelance blogger who feels writing comes to her naturally.