How to choose the right sunscreen?

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Published on June 4, 2015 by HWC

How to Choose the Right Sunscreen?

This video talks about how to choose the right sunscreen.

Why Sunscreen?

Sunscreen is required because it is the only way you can prevent wrinkles, lines or age spots on your skin due to sun exposure. This can cause skin cancer.

It is completely preventable disease but the only thing you need to do is to choose the right sunscreen.

What is the criterion to choose sunscreen?

  • It needs to be strong enough
  • You should feel good after applying
  • Should be compatible with your skin type

What is Meant by Strong Enough?

The ultraviolent rays released from the sun can cause aging and skin cancer. In order to choose one, it should be with UVA protection or brad spectrum protection.

For burning rays or UVB, it is better to use sunscreen with an SPF of between 15 and 30.

What is SPF?

SPF means how long you can stay in the sun without any burns. The numbers tell you the percentage of protection that the sunscreen gives you.

For example, SPF of 15 will enable you to stay in the sun for 150 minutes (two and half hours). And, it will also give 88% of protection from burning rays.

Likewise, Sunscreen with SPF of 30 will allows you to stay in sun for 300 minutes (5 hours) and gives you 95% of protection from burning rays.

Usually, sunscreen with SPF of more than 30 are not recommended by dermatologists because these are thicker and do not make you feel good after applying.

Make sure that your sunscreen goes well with your skin type because if yours is oily or acne-prone skin, then applying few sunscreens can worsen your acne. It is better to choose water-based, oil free sunscreens.

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