Sunscreen Myths Busted! You Got Your Sunscreen Routine Wrong If You Are Making These Mistakes

May 24, 2018

Myth: People with Dark Complexion Don’t need sunscreen

OMG! If you believe that you have already damaged your skin a great deal. Sunrays affect everyone, and people with darker skin can get hyper pigmentation if they avoid wearing sunscreen.

In the longer run, you can also get wrinkles faster because UV rays penetrate everyone’s skin, whether light or dark.

Whether you have dark skin or light, whether oily or dry, find a sunscreen suitable for your skin and make it a part of your daily routine.


Myth: As long as I apply Sunscreen on my face, I am good.

Every part of the body which is exposed or uncovered should be covered with sunscreen. Be generous with your sunscreen application, make sure you apply a good amount on your skin. The back of your neck, arms, legs, if exposed should be protected with a good sunscreen

You can buy a sunscreen spray if you find applying sunscreen on your entire body tedious.


Myth: I am sun proof from the moment I apply sunscreen


Sunscreen takes time to absorb, so the moment you apply the sunscreen doesn’t make you sun safe. Apply your sunscreen and wait for 30 minutes before you go out and make sure you apply your sunscreen every 2-3 hours.


I apply make up regularly so I use a foundation with SPF which I use over my sunscreen making sure I stay extra protected from the harmful UV rays.


Myth: I only need sunscreen when directly exposed to the sun


That is so not true! UV rays are everywhere, just like sunlight is, any amount of UV rays coming from your computer screens, fluorescent lights affect your skin. Don’t avoid wearing sunscreen just because of clouds outside or if you are sitting indoors. Apply sunscreen in Winters as well.

Using sunscreen daily will ensure you stay sun safe and can delay ageing and avoid hyperpigmentation, tanning and sunburn


Myth: Everything above SPF 15 is a waste of time and product


UV radiation reaches the earth in the form of UVB and UVA rays and most sunscreens protect the skin from the skin cancer-causing UVB rays. Unless your sunscreen says Broad Spectrum Protection it doesn’t protect you from all sorts of harmful UV rays. Sunscreens with a higher SPF protect you for longer. SPF 30 sunscreen protects from 97 percent of harmful UVB rays and sunscreen of higher SPF surely help.


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