Every summer, we are bombarded with innumerable advises on skincare. We know the damage sun can cause our skin, yet we take it too lightly and wait till the nth hour to do damage control. Here are some precautionary actions to take to guard our skin from that relentless heat.
- Picking the right sunscreen: Using the right sunscreen depends on factors like skin type- oily or dry, requirement- to the beach or to work and the climate- humid or arid. Depending on these, you select the one you are most comfortable with and that gives you noticeable results. If your skin gets affected even after using a sun block, you need to analyze what’s wrong with it. For instance, using a lesser SPF might not be of any help if you’re under the blazing sun in an afternoon.
- Not applying enough: Squeeze out a generous amount of sunscreen and apply all over your entire body, definitely not forgetting the face. Not applying enough may not necessarily mean your skin would burn, but the said benefits of the sun block won’t reach your skin. And hence you wonder why the expensive sun block doesn’t do much for you.
- Apply, apply and apply: Clearly, applying sunscreen in the morning won’t last you the entire day. Always have your sunscreen in your handbag to reapply it after every 2 hours. Also, if you sweat, or swim, the sunscreen wears off and doesn’t shield you from the harmful rays. So reapplication after each of these is extremely paramount.
- Sunscreen under your clothes: We all believe that if we’re covered, the sun cannot cause any damage to skin, but that’s a myth. Especially if you’re in the sun for long, wearing white for instance, the sun still gets to your skin, leading to a tan or a sunburn. Making sure you unfailingly practice the act of applying sun block everyday everywhere is very crucial.