It is common knowledge that your skin and the sun are not best friends. UV rays are a primary accelerator of your skin’s ageing process, and sunscreen is your front-of-the-line defence to make sure the UVs don’t get you.
Purchasing sunscreen can jumble the mind to no end. Here are few tips that will help you simplify your
1) Understanding UVA and UVB rays: Ultraviolet A, or UVA, is radiation from the sun that has particularly long wavelengths and is associated with aging skin. Ultraviolet B, or UVB, are the rays from the sun we associate with getting a sunburn, and they usually have a shorter wavelength.
2) Broad-Spectrum: The term broad-spectrum means that the sunscreen content is compatible with fighting harmful UV rays the UVA and the UVB rays.
3) SPF 30 or Higher: Selecting sunscreen with an SPF rating of 30 or higher is a sign of having a good UV-blocker that easily absorbs into your skin. Sunscreen gel with SPF 50 is right for oily skin.
4) Water-Resistant: The water-resistant property of sunscreen entails the protection of your skin even while you swim, but you need to reapply when you get out. The water-resistant on the product label means that you have to reapply when you are done with swimming or other water involving activities.
5) Hybrid Sunscreens: A hybrid sunscreen is a combination of both chemical and mineral sunscreen compounds. While they contain the UV-reflective properties of mineral sunscreens, they also have the UV-absorbing and altering properties of chemical sunscreens. They are gentler, blend well with make up and are extremely beneficial for blocking out HEV or blue light.
6) Choosing the Right Sunscreen for Your Skin Type
- Dry skin
If you have dry, flaky, or itchy skin, the right sunscreen shields your skin from sun damage and keeps it hydrated. In light of that, look for sunscreens that include hydrating and skin-softening emollients in their formulation.
- Oily skin
Putting on thick, creamy sunscreens can feel sticky, and choosing the wrong one can unleash a host of skin issues when you have oily skin. Your go-to picks for sun protection when your skin is oily include water-based, powder, or lotions that dry matte – products labeled ultra-light also work well for oily skin.
- Normal skin
Since you are blessed with normal skin, your selection is pretty straightforward compared to the other skin types. Whether you go with cream, spray, roll-on, or stick, don’t skimp on quality and go with a high-quality, broad-spectrum sunscreen.
Whereas normal skin is pretty straightforward, people with a combination skin type contend with both oily and dry areas on their face. For maximum effect, look for sunscreens that are hydrating, but not greasy. These types of sunscreens don’t pill, and they make an excellent base for makeup. Also, if your skin leans more to the combination side than dry, a separate moisturizer probably isn’t needed.
Solaris is a non-sticky, non-comedogenic, and non-greasy formula that leaves you with protected and
glowing skin every day. It is:
- Broad spectrum UVA & UVB protection
- Almost invisible with no white cast
- Non-sticky and ideal for acne prone skin
- Lightweight formula that leaves the skin moisturised
- Sweat & water resistant
Now that the sunscreen aisle is a bit less intimidating, go stock up on the sunscreen your body needs and enjoy some sunshine—the safe way.