Sun is the most damaging factor on skin and its severity and effect on skin increases more during summers. Using sunscreen lotions might come handy but one should know how to use them properly or else the whole money and your strains to apply it every now and then will go away with the wind. To get maximum benefits from sunscreen lotions and to protect the skin from damaging effects of the sun one should know all the facts related to sunscreen lotions, and then alone you can expect to see the results and keep up the tone of the skin. Here are the facts related to sunscreen lotions and how to use them at their best. Here we go…..
1) Percentage of SPF factor is not mandate as many think:
The latest trend these days as far as beauty products are concerned is SPF, no matter whether it is a moisturizer, make-up cream, body lotion or even for that matter a lip balm, in some way or the other sunscreen is present in them. One can notice ‘’SPF’’ factor in ingredients list on all the products these days. But does SPF really affect the skin; yes it does and protects the skin from harmful UV rays of sun. But the irony is the percentage of SPF is not a concern here since any percentage works on almost all equal lines. To say it in nutshell: a lotion having SPF 15-30 works same like a lotion that has SPF 90-100.
According to dermatologists the difference is only in numbers and not in results, so next time when you set out to buy sunscreen lotion keep this in mind and save your purse. Let us see the statistics to understand even better.
- A cream of SPF 15 protects the skin from UV rays by 93%
- A cream of SPF 30 protects the skin from UV rays by 97%
- A cream of SPF 50 protects the skin from UV rays by 98%
So going by this you would have by now understood that the difference is minimal and so the SPF percentage factor should not be a concern and the only concern should be does the cream have SPF have or not.
How to apply sunscreen lotions effectively?
Apply sunscreen lotions on all the parts that are exposed to sun rays such as face, hands and legs, in nut shell almost all the parts of the body save some. Sunscreen lotions are not made for summer season alone they should be applied in any season keeping in mind the sun’s shiny nature.
How often to apply sunscreen?
It is always better to keep the lotion in bathroom and apply as soon as you finish bathing. Apply it at least 15 minutes before you get exposed to sun rays. Going out as soon as you apply lotion is waste as it takes at least 15 minutes to soak in the body and start working. Apply every 3 to 4 hours.