Sun Protection: A Guide On Choosing Sunscreen
Sun protection is your best friend, no matter if you’re stepping outdoors or chilling indoors. It protects your skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun and other environmental aggressors that can cause damage in any and every season. You may find various types of sunscreens available in the market with different formulations, and ingredients, and choosing your soulmate sunscreen can be a little tricky, but it’s not impossible. So, how to choose sunscreen when buying one? We will help you find out. Here’s everything you need to know about choosing a sunscreen.
How to choose a sunscreen?
1. Go for a cream with broad-spectrum SPF
Choose your sunscreen wisely. A cream with broad-spectrum SPF means the product will protect your skin from both, UVA and UVB rays. This benefits your skin by preventing premature ageing, dark spots sun tan, sunburn and other signs of sun-induced damage. Opt for sun protection with SPF 30 or higher.
2. Keep your skin type in mind
Choosing sunscreen according to your skin type is a very common query amongst most people. However, it is very necessary to keep your skin type in mind. If you have dry skin, then you need a moisturising sunscreen that contains hydrating ingredients and works as a nourisher. If you have oily, acne-prone skin, look for a water-based sunscreen gel. If you have sensitive skin, avoid products containing alcohol, parabens, silicones, fragrances, and harsh chemicals that may cause further irritation.
3. Quality of Ingredients
One of the most important things to keep in mind while choosing sun protection is the list of ingredients it contains. Generally, there are two types of it: chemical or physical. Physical sunscreen is made of natural ingredients such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide that act as a physical barrier between your skin and the sun to reflect its UV rays away from the skin. On the other hand, chemical sunscreens typically contain avobenzone, octinoxate and oxybenzone that absorb UV rays and convert the sun’s energy to heat energy.
4. Look for a lightweight formula
Irrespective of the type of sunscreen you choose, look for a lightweight formula that doesn’t make you feel like you've layered an extra layer of cream on your skin. We recommend choosing sun protection with a unique serum in a cream formula that absorbs into the skin quickly and penetrates deep to protect it from external aggressors.
How to include sun protection in your skincare routine?
• Step 1: Cleanser
Use mild yet gentle micellar cleansing water to remove dirt, dust, and impurities from the skin. Then, refresh, revive and cleanse your skin thoroughly with the vitamin C gel facewash to reveal clean, fresh, healthy, and glowing skin from the inside.
• Step 2: Serum
Apply the anti-oxidant-rich vitamin C serum to add life to your skin and brighten it from within. This serum helps to reduce dark spots and acne marks in just a few days.
• Step 3: Moisturiser
Keep your skin moisturised and hydrated with the daily care moisturising cream.
• Step 4: Sun protection
Go for the serum cream with SPF 40 to achieve a spotless, brighter complexion in just a few days. This cream will help to protect your skin against three signs of sun-induced damage and absorb into the skin quickly.
Keep the above-mentioned things about sun protection in mind and browse through a wide range of Garnier skincare products to flaunt the healthy, protected skin of your dreams with ease.