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.