Do You Know Your SPF?

Summer is already striking us with its full heat. And girls can already be seen donning scarves and tan gloves while walking under it. According to a skin-specialist team, sun rays can dehydrate the pores of your skin, which fastens the aging process. It is also known that sun rays can cause cancer producing enzymes in the skin.

Summer can be the worst time for people with oily skin – who experience more grease than usual on their faces during summers because of sweat, which absorbs all the dirt and bacteria in the atmosphere, later leading to pimples and acne.

Dermatologists always suggest their clients to step out of their homes with sun screen on their faces.

Whether you are going for a run, lunch, or an event – SPF plays a vital role in shielding your skin against sun damage.

But it doesn’t end here – summer leaves its marks, giving us tanning, which may take over a month to fade away. It doesn’t matter if you are blessed with fair, clear skin – sun will attack you with its UVB and UVA rays, as it would a dark skin or oily skin.

Spa Services

Several Spa Services are dedicated to removing tanning. Brands like VLCC also provide Ayurvedic Spa services for clients who want to steer clear from chemical products.

How to Choose the Right SPF For Your Skin?

This choice can be determined on the basis of three categories based on your skin type. Just like we choose our toner, moisturizer and foundation, SPFs are also selected based on the same rules. Skin Specialists usually suggest choosing a sun screen based on the texture and quality of the skin.

Oily Skin

Oily skin tends to get oilier during summer, due to the sweat and humidity in the atmosphere. So, select a water-or-gel based sun block that absorbs in your skin without leaving any greasy marks. This formula works for oily skin as it leaves your skin with a cooling effect, which eliminates all chances of a breakout. You can also try matte-finish sun screens, which offer a dry finish. In case you are going through an Acne Treatment, water based sun screens will work best for you.

Normal Skin

You can pretty much use any sun screen, however lotion based SPF will work best with your skin. Since you have balanced oil on your skin, lotion based sunscreens will lock moisture in your pores, giving you a luscious look and keeping your skin hydrated and fresh.

Dry Skin

Dry skin is considered to have low sebum levels, which makes it very sensitive. People with such skin should always test the product or consult a dermatologist before applying any product directly to their skin as it can cause irritation or further damage. Fortunately, summers make for a happy season for people with dry skin. Moisturizer based thick SPF-cream is considered best for people with dry skin. They must invest in creams that are high on moisture and keep their skin hydrated.

How to Choose for The Denomination of Your SPF?

Contrary to popular belief, higher SPFs doesn’t always guarantee better protections. There are multiple theories in the world, whether you consult a Makeup Salon or a Skin Specialist, people will advise different things.

According to Skin Specialists, the SPF capacity should be selected based on the geographical location and temperature of your area. SPF with a higher denomination, can make your skin greasy and oily which can lead to itching, which may further introduce you to acne.

Sunscreens with 15 – 30 ++ SPF are best suited for Indian summers – the ratio can be increased as we step towards the southern side of the country. People whose routine demands of them to stay longer than 6 hours under the sun can use 50++ SPF. They should also ensure to reapply the sunscreen every two hours.

Dermatology

Things to Keep in Mind:

  1. Never avoid using a sun screen because of your makeup. Even makeup salons suggest their clients to always apply a thin layer of spray sun-screen above the makeup to ensure full sun-protection.
  2. Apply sunscreen 15 minutes before stepping out in the sun, it will allow the cream to dissolve into your skin completely without creating any patches.
  3. Reapply sun screen every time you step out, or within every 2 hours if you are already out.
  4. Apply sunscreen on every area with is exposed under the sun. Ensure that you always include your neck in this as well.

VLCC Sun Protection Products:

VLCC Skin Nourishing Sun Screen Lotion SPF 40

It is a moisturizer-based sunscreen – which is considered best for dry skin. It also works at clearing your skin, giving you a hydrated fresh glow.

VLCC Clear Tan Fruit Face Pack

This Tan pack is suitable for all skin types and promises to show results within a week of regular use. It is made from natural fruit ingredients which leave your skin relaxed and refreshed.

VLCC Daily Sun Protect Cream 25+++ SPF

It is a perfect cream for daily use, which comes at a nominal price of Rs 120 for 50 grams. It will shield your skin against the sun, layering it with a hydrated coating.

Conclusion

Sunscreens are an essential part of summers and protect us from UV rays, lower risks of skin cancer, sunburns, premature aging and tanning. They also help in enhancing the health of the skin. You can prevent tanning and all other damage causing factors to your skin by simply applying a thin coat of sunscreen before stepping out of your house.

Use the factors mentioned above, and select the right SPF based on the type and texture of your skin.

5 Ways To Get An Acne Free Skin

Are you tired of applying layers of foundation to hide the persistent acne? Well, we have all been victims to the breakout of acne at one point or another, in our lives. It can be a prominent problem – which tends to develop during puberty, and has a lasting effect on our daily lives.
Here are a few ways in which you can permanently say goodbye to all marks and acne related problems.

What Causes Acne?

Acne can develop from a couple of factors, major of which is Hormonal Imbalance, environmental conditions, as well as stress induced aspects. Spicy and oily foods are also one of the major aggravating factors of Acne. The idea is to let your skin breathe naturally through its pores.

1. Lifestyle Changes To Get Rid Of Acne

Regular exercise can help you battle many things, including your weight, toxins in your body – which lead to a glow on the skin.
Exercise releases Endorphins that lower your stress levels and oil production. Exercise also generates sweat which removes all the dead skin cells. You will find almost every Dermatologist /Cosmetologist suggesting this for your routine.

2. Cleanliness is Key

You can wash your face as often as twice a day, especially if you have oily skin using an appropriate face wash. Ensure to keep your pores as free as possible, without any blockage of oil or any makeup residue. Even during any Acne Treatment, pore cleansing is the first step initiated by any Dermatologist/Cosmetologist.

3. Eat Healthy and Stay Hydrated

A healthy diet leads to a healthy body – which eventually leads to healthy, supple skin. Water is the solution to pretty much every skin problem as hydration helps in detoxification of the body.

Things to Avoid

Avoid using any home remedies that you find on the internet without consulting with a Skin Specialist. Using baking soda, toothpaste and lemon to get rid of acne and pimples – as is often done by people – can lead to severe damage or skin burn. Different skin types react to different products and methods, differently – so always consult a doctor before using any such remedies.
Also, avoid cleansing your skin with any harsh products without proper consultation.

VLCC Products To Help Your Acne Problems

VLCC Anti Acne Treatment Kit

This kit is designed to repair and condition the skin damaged by/or prone to acne problems. The product’s ingredients eliminate all the bacteria, by cleaning the pores and balancing the oil in your skin. The kit consists of all-round beauty necessities – from face wash packs to moisturizers. It delivers great results, giving you a visibly clear and smooth skin.

VLCC Neem Face Wash and Melia Face Wash

This is one of the most prominent products to battle against acne. It cleanses all the excess oil from your skin, leaving it clear and refreshed. It exfoliates your skin allowing it to breathe freely. It balances the oil in your skin, removing all the dead skin cells from your skin, keeping it hydrated and soft.
These are few ways, which you can adapt to ensure a healthy looking skin. These steps will also help you adapt to a healthier lifestyle. Though finally, always remember that a healthy body and mind is the secret to a healthy skin.