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What's The Most Vital Screen? Sunscreen

Do not forget to protect your Lips
I find this topic as important as to give it off as a separate article. Well, all of us have heard about sunscreens. Sun Protection is basically protecting your skin from the harmful radiations of the sun such as UVA, UVB rays.
There are two broad ways of protecting yourself from these radiations:
1. Sun block
2. Sunscreen.

SUNBLOCK - A sun block is something that acts as a physical barrier between the skin and the rays and stays on top of the skin.

Please Note- Physical protection like Using hats, helmets, scarves etc. to cover the exposed areas of the skin avoids direct damage and is one of the best thing you can do to help yourselves against sun damage.

Thankfully there are enough fashionable things available in the market to make sun protection look classy.

SUNSCREEN - This is the chemical counterpart which seeps in the skin absorbs the harmful rays and doesn’t let them reach the skin.

I’m going to be answering below few of the most common questions put across to me pertaining sunscreen.

Q. What are the different kind of Sunscreens?
A. Sunscreens come in various forms like gel, emulsions, cream, lotion, spray etc.

Q. What kind of Sunscreen should I be using?
A. Well, this depends on a couple of factors such as what kind of skin type you have, where you are, what areas you want to cover etc. Hence, it would be best if you could work with your skin expert to figure it out.

For example, if you are out at the beaches, you might want to spray all the exposed areas of your skin with a mist/spray kind of sunscreen. P. S: In such a situation not only your face but every exposed part of the skin should be applied with the protector.

If you have oily skin, it would be best to go in with a gel or an emulsion/ serum kind of a sunscreen.

Q. What is SPF and what should be the SPF that I should be using?
A. SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor.  What SPF you should be using is again subjective depending on where you are as in, if you sweat a lot etc. But I’d say a minimum of PF 30 is a must in most cases.

Please note that along with your face, do not forget to protect your Lips too. Q. My skin gets too oily after applying sunscreen, what should I do?
A. Please work with your Skin expert to arrive at the product that best suits you. You can also always set it up with any loose powder.

Q. Sunscreen makes me look Dark.
A. This is not true. Sunscreen can never darken your skin tone.

Please note:
1. Apply your sunscreen generously over your face, neck and all directly exposed areas of your skin 15-20 minutes before you step out.
2. Sunscreen can be used by anyone irrespective of age or gender.
3. Ideally you must reapply your sunscreen every 4 hours.

Stay protected, Stay Young, Stay Beautiful!

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Dr. Akshari Anchan
Dr. Akshari Anchan is a contributing writer at Inspiration Unlimited eMagazine.

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