Whether you’re going on holiday or planning a Vacation, you’re going to need some sun protection. Even on one of the India’s cloudiest days, the sun’s rays will still be present. This means you’re being exposed to damaging UVA and UVB rays (there’s more on this later) and you’re at greater risk of developing skin cancer or experiencing premature ageing, including wrinkles, dark spots and fine lines. So to avoid all this, slap on some Sunscreen lotion before you head out the door, ideally every day.
I personally tested and used some of the popular sunscreen options available in market and narrowed the list to a chosen few. You can try them and see how it works for you. For me, they have worked well and help prevent unnecessary tanning and other skin disorders like rashes, sunburns etc.
What does SPF mean?
Sun protection factor (SPF) measures the amount of protection you’ll receive from the sun’s UVB rays. Rated on a scale from 2 to 50+ (the higher the number, the stronger the protection), it tells you how much longer your skin will take to turn red in response to UVB compared to if you weren’t using any protection. For example, if you normally burn after 30 minutes without sunscreen, an SPF 30 will protect you for 30 times longer, which is 15 hours. Most people use a minimum of SPF 30.
Choosing the right Sunscreen for your Skin
Lotus Sun Screen: The Lotus Safe sun UV screen Matte Gel SPF 50 comes in travel friendly orange tube pack. Lotus Sunscreen gets absorbed in your skin instantly.
Since Lotus Safe sun UV Screen Matte Gel has SPF 50, it provides higher range of sun protection and is good for your skin when you are out travelling at hot places.
L’Oreal Pavis UV Perfect Aqua Essence:
Say no to daily skin darkening and YES to radiant and young looking skin.
This sunscreen has watery texture which melts on your skin and is quickly absorbed for a light and refreshing effect.
It is non-sticky and non-greasy element and leaves a velvet and invisible finish on your skin.
VLCC Matte Look Sunscreen Cream SPF 30: VLCC Matte Look Sunscreen Cream SPF 30 and PA+++ is made from combination of Pineapple extract and many other natural ingredients, which not only protects skin from harmful UVA and UVB sun rays, but also hydrates the skin leaving it soft and supple. It’s non-sticky formula gets absorbed quickly into the skin. This sun screen is Paraben free, suitable for all skin types.
Lakme Sun Expert Fairness UV Lotion SPF 24: Lakme Sun Expert SPF 24 PA Fairness UV Sunscreen Lotion and PA++ protection can be useful for all skin types. It helps to protect the skin from sun exposure and guards against the harmful UV rays. This sunscreen is light on your skin and takes some time to get absorbed.