Monday, 11 March 2019

Are You Using The Right Everyday SPF For Your Skin?

One skin care product that protects your skin from the harmful rays of the sun is the sunscreen. But it’s all about using a sunscreen with an SPF strong enough that best suits your skin type. A lot of us just slather the sunscreen all over our body without realizing if it’s the right one for us. We all like doing things the right way, don’t we? Then why not choose the right SPF for our skin?

Your Sunscreen Can be Your New Best Friend

It was once believed that a sunscreen with SPF 15 offered sufficient protection against the sun’s harmful rays. But over the last few years, that has changed. It’s now believed that more sun protection is needed.

SPF ratings are determined in the laboratory. A sunscreen with SPF 30 is estimated to allow 1/30 of the sun rays to get through the skin. SPF 30 protects against 97% of the harmful rays. An SPF 50 is estimated to allow 1/50 of the rays and protects against 98% of the harmful rays.

Sensitive and light toned skin always burns easily under the sun and may need a higher SPF, whereas medium to dark skin-tones rarely burns under the skin and will require a low SPF product. A general rule of thumb is that the lighter your skin-tone the higher the SPF it requires.

 Choosing Your Everyday SPF

The everyday SPF you choose should be the one that suits your skin type the best. Many people avoid wearing an SPF in case it ruins the finished look of their makeup. So look for an SPF that would look smooth under your makeup.

An important thing to look for in sunscreen is antioxidants. They protect your skin from free radical damage. Free radicals are found in our skin and are strongly linked to pollution. These radicals are missing an electron and they latch on to healthy skin to steal that one electron! In this process, free-radicalness spreads to the healthy cell making room for another free radical. This causes oxidative stress which leads to premature aging of the skin. Antioxidants in sunscreens protect your skin these free radicals.

If you have oily skin, you should look for terms like matte or mattifying. Kaya’s Sweat Proof Sunscreen with an SPF of 30+ is perfect for people with oily skin. It comes with a sweat-proof, non-greasy formula that provides 8 hour UV protection. Once applied evenly on the skin, it leaves your skin with a smooth-silky after feel. Unlike other sunscreens that need to be applied every 2 hours, this one stays on for about 8 hours!

For those of you looking for some hydration, you need a moisturizer with high SPF. Kaya’s Youth Protect Sunscreen has an SPF 50 and is perfect for dry skin. This broad spectrum sunscreen protects your skin against both UVA and UVB rays. It comes with anti-oxidant Geranium which helps in improving skin elasticity and prevents photoaging. This product is also PABA free! What more do you need from a sunscreen?

If you have sensitive skin, a mineral-based sunscreen would be perfect for you. Kaya’s Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin is formulated especially for sensitive skin. It is lightweight, non-greasy formula hydrates the skin and gives your skin a matte finish while shielding you against the harmful rays.

For everyday protection against the sun, Kaya’s Daily Use Sunscreen comes with SPF 30. It brightens the skin tone, reduces tan, and shields your skin against UVA-UVB rays. It has a lightweight, non-greasy formula and is free from parabens.

Drop in at Kaya Clinic for an in-depth analysis and consult a dermatologist to understand your SPF requirements! 

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