- What is sun damage?
- What do UVA and UVB rays do
- Avoid sun exposure from 10 am to 4pm
- Wear sunscreen throughout the day
- Use umbrellas and hats to cover up
What is sun damage?
Sun damage is basically the Ultraviolet rays (UV rays), which could be UVA, UVB or UVC rays. UVC rays never reach our zone but UVA and UVB rays are the ones that are rather harmful.
What do UVA and UVB rays do
UVB is the one that causes sunburn, redness, irritation of the skin and immediate tanning.
How you can deal with it...
Avoid sun exposure from 10 am to 4pm
The common myth might go that you just have to apply sunscreen while you’re out in the sun but that’s hardly true. UVA rays can penetrate just about anything from your window pane to your fabric.
Wear sunscreen throughout the day
For Indian skin, you need to use a minimum of SPF 15 and PA ++. What’s of paramount importance is that you must make applying sunscreen a habit and reapply it every 3 hours, which will then give you the actual and complete benefit. We suggest you opt for the Lakmé Sun Expert Fairness + UV Lotion SPF 24 & PA++. Along with a high SPF, it has a PA++ as well as Vitamin B3 that helps to give an even skin tone. This one’s suitable for both dry as well as oily skin.
Use umbrellas and hats to cover up
Umbrellas, hats and scarves extend a lot more benefit in terms of covering you from the UV rays of the sun. So make sure you carry enough cover when out in the sun.