Skipping out on sunscreen application during lockdown? Then think again! Summer season isn’t the time to get lazy about sunscreen.
Wondering why sunscreen is so necessary especially during this season? Here’s a quick review highlighting the importance of sunscreen in our daily skin care routine you shouldn’t miss this season along with some easy sunscreen application tips.
During summertime, the ultraviolet rays of the sun are the strongest. Exposure to these UV (ultraviolet) rays namely UVA and UVB can cause skin damage.
Damaging effects of UV rays on skin:
- Longer exposure to UV rays damages the elastin and collagen proteins in the skin that maintain the elasticity of skin. This results in sagging of skin and wrinkles.
- They also hasten skin aging by producing free radicals.
- UV rays may also cause hyper-pigmentation of skin, sunburn and erythema.
- They may also cause skin cancer.
Importance of Sunscreen:
- Sunscreen acts as a photoprotective agent i.e it protects the skin by preventing or reducing the damaging effects of UV rays on skin.
- Some sunscreens act as physical barriers that reflect or scatter ultraviolet rays from the sun.
- Some sunscreens contain chemicals that absorb ultraviolet rays of the sun.
- Sunscreens may contain anti-oxidants that reduce the free radicals thus, preventing skin damage and delaying skin ageing.
Hence, application of sunscreen should be included in your daily skin care routine to protect your skin from the damaging effects of UV rays on skin.
Sunscreen application tips:
- Sunscreen application is important not just in summers but also in other seasons no matter where you are spending your day- indoors or outdoors.
- Sunscreen needs to be applied liberally to all exposed parts of the body like face, neck, hands and legs about 15 to 30 minutes before going out in the sun.
- Sunscreen application can be repeated within 2 hours of sun exposure or earlier and more frequently during activities like swimming, exercising or even profuse sweating.
- Reports suggest that certain harmful chemicals used in sunscreens may cause side-effects such as skin irritation, allergies or hormonal imbalance. So it is essential to opt for an herbal sunscreen that is safe to use and effective.
Many herbal oils like sunflower oil, rice bran oil, wheat germ oil are rich in Vitamin E and anti-oxidants that prevent skin damage caused by UV rays and free radicals. They also nourish and protect the skin from harsh UV rays. You’ll find a wonderful mix of these oils along with the cooling Aloe vera in moha: Herbal Sunscreen Lotion. So, this summer, do not forget to apply moha: Herbal Sunscreen Lotion in your daily skin care routine by following these sunscreen application tips …your skin will thank you for it!
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