People are aware of the benefits of soaking under the Sun but it is equally true that staying in the Sun for a longer duration during noon is more harmful to our skin. If morning sunlight enriches you with vitamin D, the same Sun gifts you with early signs of aging, skin damage, tanning, hyperpigmentation, diminished immune system, and many more such issues.
Sunscreen should hold a constant place in our household necessities, just like a hand sanitizer has done in the last couple of years. An easy-to-apply sunscreen is essential for kids as well as adults because it protects our skin from the harmful ultraviolet rays emitted by Sun. Before peeping into the benefits of sunscreen, take a glance at the types of sunscreen available in the market.
How Many Types Of Sunscreens Are There?
Sunscreens differ based on the ingredients used and the way these protect the skin from sun damage. Hence, there are three types of sunscreens available in the market, namely Physical, Chemical, and Hybrid.
1. Physical sunscreens
These are also known as mineral sunscreens. Its critical ingredients are zinc oxides and titanium dioxides. When applied, they restrict the entry of sun rays into the skin and simply reflect them. So, such skin type forms a barrier to harmful UV rays and works great for people with sensitive skin.
2. Chemical sunscreens
These are also known as organic sunscreens. These contain chemical absorbers, like octinoxate, avobenzone, oxybenzone, and homosalate that enter the skin, absorb the harmful UV rays, convert them into heat, and finally release them from the skin.
3. Hybrid sunscreens
As the name says, these are a combination of physical and chemical sunscreens. Since this type contains the best features of both the sunscreens, it offers the best protection from the sun. Hybrid sunscreens that are made of silicon are the best for those who prefer staying outside for long, say for playing or swimming.
When to use sunscreen?
The effectiveness of products also relies on the order in which these are applied. Because sunscreen contains emollients and some oils, it is to be applied in the end else, it would nullify the effects of the other products.
Apply it every day even if you don't go outside. It is recommended to apply it at least 30 minutes before going out so that it takes the proper time to work on the skin. The frequency of application depends upon the effectiveness of your product but generally, it is to be reapplied every 4 to 6 hours.
Why to apply sunscreen?
As everyone knows that sunscreen helps in keeping UV rays with your skin at bay and it helps in preventing various skin issues which have become normal these days just because people don't take skincare seriously. Hence, sunscreen needs to be applied to prevent the below-mentioned problems.
1. Early signs of aging
The harmful UV rays emitted by Sun are highly responsible for attacking collagen and elastin which are pretty much crucial for providing younger-looking skin. Sunscreen shields your skin from these rays and hence, delays the process of aging, wrinkles, loosening, blotchiness, etc.
2. Treats hyperpigmentation
Also known as dark spots, hyperpigmentation is a condition that is caused due to spike in melanin levels (the pigment required for the color of skin) in the body. Constant exposure to sunlight leads to more production of melanin in the body and hence, more dark spots. A layer of sunscreen shields the skin and protects it from UV rays which eventually leads to preventing hyperpigmentation.
3. Improves overall skin health
The harmful sun rays are capable of attacking the immune-protecting cells and causing major issues, like skin cancer. Regular usage of sunscreen helps in preventing the contact of sun rays and skin that leads to immense damage, irritation, and sunburn, and hence, improves the overall health of our skin.
4. Avoids skin dryness
There are 'n' numbers of factors that contribute to skin dryness, such as pollution, junk food, stress, etc. and prolonged exposure to sunlight makes the situation even worse. This snatches away all the moisture and natural oils from our skin and makes it cracky and wrinkled. This highly affects the elasticity and plumpness of the skin. Sunscreen prevents happening this.
5. Prevents skin breakouts and allergies
Going out in sun causes inflammation, acne, breakouts, and most importantly sun allergies. Scientifically termed polymorphic light eruption, sun poisoning is the most common type of skin allergy faced by people. Redness, itchiness, pain, tiny bumps, etc. are the normal symptoms that are caused by UV rays. A simple sunscreen lotion helps in avoiding this to a great extent.
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