Reapplying sunscreen can save your skin from different diseases
Here are some tips to keep in mind before buying a sunscreen
WHEN WE REAPPLY SUNSCREEN, THE MOLECULES PRESENT, ABSORB MORE ENERGY AND ARE PROTECTED FROM DEGRADATION
If you thought that you could just lather yourself in sunscreen, head out for a long day, and come home sunburn free––you’re wrong. Not only would your skin be roasted, you could fall prey to several diseases. So to avoid this, you can just reapply sunscreen during the day. As we all know, sunscreens are products combining several ingredients that help prevent the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation from reaching the skin. However, applying it once isn’t sufficient. It could get rubbed off easily, or some of the active ingredients in sunscreen can be broken down over time, and can release dangerous chemicals, which could cause skin diseases.
It is also important to select the right sunscreen that protects your skin from the harmful ultra violet rays.
Here are a few tips that you should keep in mind before buying a sunscreen.
Select the right SPF ( Sun Protective Factor): SPF 15 blocks about 94% of UVB rays, SPF 30 blocks about 97%, and SPF 45 blocks about 98%. No sunscreen blocks 100% of UVB rays
■ Look for a water resistant sunscreen: Though no sunscreen brand can claim that they are water proof but they do have different levels of water resistance. Keep applying after every 40-80 minutes as you step out in the sun.
■ Apply in abundance: We shouldn’t be a miser when it comes to applying it on our body.
■ Reapply after every 15 to 30 minutes: Research suggest that reapplying the sunscreen after every 15 to 30 minutes after going out in the sun is more protective than waiting for 2 hours.
■ Don’t forget to apply it all over your body: It’s not just your face and neck that is exposed to the sun when you step out.
■ Apply sunscreen on your hands and legs and every possible part which will be exposed to the sun.
■ Apply sunscreen spray instead of cream: Sunscreen sprays are a better way of protecting your skin from UV rays. They are easy to apply and all it takes is the right application procedure.
■ Sunscreens don’t lead to vitamin D deficiency: This has been scientifically proven so don’t need to worry about it.
■ Choose a broad spectrum sunscreen: A broadspectrum sunscreen protects your skin from both UVA and UVB rays.