It is no secret that you need sun protection throughout the year to prevent your skin from the harmful effects of the sun. However, when it comes to choosing the right sunscreen, very little information is available. Most people are often confused between the texture, SPF factor and whether it is waterproof or not. Thankfully, learning about sunscreens isn’t all that difficult all you need to do is look for these three things before buying.
SPF factor that ranges between 30 and 50
Both UVA and UVB rays are harmful and can cause skin cancer. The former cause premature aging while the latter causes pigmentation and sunburns. Therefore, while buying a sunscreen look for a minimum of SPF 30 which offers 97% protections against UVB rays. Those with fair skin tone or those who get sunburnt easily should opt for higher SPFs. You should know that no sunscreen can offer 100% protection from the sun. No matter what your skin type, choose a sunscreen that has SPF factor between 30 and 50.
You’re wearing a sunscreen to get protection from skin problems but a comdedogenic formula can put you at a breakout risk. Look for a sunscreen that contains non-comedogenic ingredients to prevent your skin from blocked pores and pimples. The Lakmé Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 50 PA+++ Gel Sunscreen is a non-comedogenic and dermatologist tested formula that does not make skin greasy and is suitable for all skin types.
Know the key ingredients
It is difficult to read all the ingredients on the label and understand how beneficial they are for your skin. But educating yourself on a few ingredients will definitely prove to be helpful. Zinc oxide, vitamins and other skin benefiting ingredients such as cucumber extracts protect as well as prevent skin allergies and reactions. The Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 50 PA+++ Lotion has vitamin B3 and shields skin from UVA rays that cause skin darkening.