With the onset of winter, most people start thinking that they no longer need to apply sunscreen but the harmful UV rays of the sun have no season. Even in winter, you must apply sunscreen and you should only use sunscreen with SPF for this. Actually, sun screen with SPF prevents premature aging and fine lines. Even on a cold, or rainy day, the harmful rays of the sun can damage your skin.
In the last few years, there has been a lot of boom in the sun screen market in India. Even in today’s time, there are many sunscreens from local to international brands in the market. In such a situation, it is not easy to choose the right sunscreen for yourself. For this reason, we are going to tell you in this article what features you should keep in mind while buying sunscreen for yourself in winter.
Features to Check Before Buying Sunscreen in Winter
All sun screens have a sun protection factor (SPF) which blocks ultraviolet B (UVB) rays, which cause sunburns on the skin. People who have lighter skin tone have less melanin in their skin, due to which UV rays cause more damage to the skin. On the other hand, people with dark skin have an inbuilt mechanism, which protects them from the damage caused by the sun’s rays.
For this reason it is always recommended to use a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher, so that it can block up to 97 percent of UV rays and protect your skin. Also note that no sun screen claims 100% protection.
It is very important that you protect your skin from all the harmful rays of the sun. For this reason, your sunscreen must have a broad spectrum. It protects you from harmful rays like UVA and UVB and also keeps the problem of skin cancer and premature aging away.
Physical and Chemical
While physical sun screens are made with natural minerals such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, chemical sun screens contain chemical compounds such as bemotriginol, avobenzone and bystizor, which give you broad spectrum protection. Children should always use a physical sun screen as their skin is very sensitive.
While buying a sun screen, keep in mind your skin type. There are also non sticky and hydrating sunscreens in the market and this makes it easy to find the best option for you. If you have dry skin, choose a sunscreen containing glycerin, lanolin, oil and aloe Vera. On the other hand, if you have oily skin, then choose a lightweight and non-greasy gel sunscreen. A fragrance-free physical sunscreen is good for sensitive skin and it does not harm their skin.
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