In a country like ours, it’s almost impossible to escape the sun. The problem here really is that the effect of the sun can be rather detrimental to our skin. The harmful outcome takes the form of tanned skin, premature ageing and even hyperpigmentation. But worry not as with some skin care tips and tricks, you can easily fight sun damage thereby embracing your original complexion back. Here’s everything you need to know about the problem and the treatment for sun damaged skin.
What is sun damage?
 

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
 

What do UVA and UVB rays do

UVA is the one that penetrates really deep and causes tanning, premature ageing and wrinkles.

harmful effect of uvb

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
 

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
 

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
 

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.