Simplified weekends with Mywellnesskart - Understanding your sun lotion!
Summer is here and so is the harsh heat and the sun rays.
Hope you have planned to pick your stock of sun lotions!
However, how do you pick the best lotion for yourself in the midst of all these terms like SPF, UVB, UVA, etc?
This weekend, we simplify all the terms you come across with sun lotions or sunscreens so that you can select the one that’s best for you!
Let’s get started.
The most often used term, SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. It is a measure of how well a sunscreen or sun lotion can protect your skin from UVB rays.
Higher the SPF number, the better protection it provides. For example, an SPF 30 sun lotion can block about 97% of UVB rays, while an SPF 50 sun lotion can block about 98% of UVB rays.
So, between the two, a sun lotion with SPF 50 is better.
2. UVB rays
Simply put, UVB rays or Ultraviolet rays are responsible for most sunburns. It usually causes the skin to become red, sore, warm, tender and occasionally itchy.
Examples of UVB exposure include spending time at the beach or in the mountains during sunny weather.
To better protect your skin from UVB rays, it is ideal to use a sun lotion with SPF of 50 at least 20 minutes prior to any such sun exposure and keep using it every 2 hours.
3. UVA rays
UVA rays are associated with skin ageing or wrinkle formation. Most sunscreen products may offer protection from UVB rays but not UVA rays.
So, always choose a sun lotion that protects both from UVB and UVA rays.
4. Skin type
Lastly, the skin type. This is another important factor to consider while choosing a sun lotion, especially if you have sensitive skin. You don’t just want sun protection but also want your skin to be nourished and moisturised, right?
Hence, it is ideal to choose a sun lotion that contains vitamin E and helps maintain skin pH at 5.5.
Hope this was helpful. Do share your feedback.
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