5 Reasons why Sunscreen is Essential

Do you know sunscreen is better at protecting your skin than a full sleeve cotton dress? Read to find out more.

A common myth many of us carry is that sunscreen stops the skin from tanning. But sunscreen is meant to help you a lot more if applied correctly. Sunscreens have been a part of humanity since the ancient Egyptian civilization. People back then would use jasmine and rice extracts to make a sun-protecting barrier. Sunscreen in the avatar we now know comes from chemists’ invention in 1936. Nowadays, sunscreens are becoming more helpful as they are becoming water and sweat resistant. 

In the market, we can get sunscreen combined with other beauty products like foundation and primers. Dermatologists recommend one to use sunscreen on its own instead of using it combined with any other product. If one needs to remain in the sun for long hours, then an SPF of 50+ is recommended. One must also apply sunscreen is staying indoors or in cloudy/rainy weather. Here, having sunscreen with SPF 30 will do the work.  

Protects from UV Rays

While being in the sun helps you gain Vitamin D, the depleting ozone layer brings harmful UV Rays. By applying sunscreen you can block the UV rays from entering.  

Reduces Ageing 

By blocking the harmful VU rays, sunscreen can help undo the photoaging of the skin. Sunscreen also helps in getting rid of discolouration and stops the breakdown of collagen. 

Prevents Tanning

Wearing sunscreen can prevent tanning to some extent. This is because it creates a barrier between the UV rays that cause photoaging of the skin. 

Lowers the risk of skin cancer 

Skin cancer has now become one of the most common type of cancer. Many are now diagnosed with melanomas and some even lose their life to it.

Beautiful skin

With daily usage of sunscreen, you can get rid to a certain extent of discolouration, hyperpigmentation and even get a smoother even tone skin. 

One must choose a sunscreen with a broad spectrum and water-resistant. Make sure your product can save your form UVA and UVB. Again, sunscreen cannot guarantee 100% protection. So make sure your wear hats and stay inside the shade whenever possible.

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About the Author

Priyal Shah

Priyal Shah is a graduate of Media from Mithibai College, Mumbai. She is a writer, researcher and avid reader.

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