Q: Which is better: sunscreen or sunblock?
This totally depends on your skin type and your preferences. While sunscreen with SPF 75 is a good option, people who are into outdoor sports can go for a sunblock.
Q: Which is the best sunscreen for your face?
A sunscreen which doesn’t contain harmful chemicals like parabens, silicones and mineral oils is the best sunscreen for your face. A sunscreen with SPF 50 is a good option. Also, go for a sunscreen with natural ingredients for better results.
Q: How often do we use sunscreen lotion in a day?
This totally depends on you. Always apply sunscreen before you step out of your house during the day. After you cleanse, tone, and moisturise, don’t forget to put on a sunscreen lotion. You can also re-apply it again throughout the day if you feel the need. Otherwise, applying it once before you step out of the house is sufficient.
Q: Can I apply sunscreen without moisturiser?
Yes, you can. But it is advisable to apply sunscreen on top of your moisturiser. A moisturiser will nourish and hydrate your skin, while a sun protection cream will protect it from environmental stressors. You can choose a light gel-based moisturiser, if you feel the sunscreen and moisturiser will leave your face oily.
Q: Which sunscreen is best for normal skin?
Those with normal skin can pick both physical and chemical sunscreens. They can also try gel-based, spray-based, or lotion-based sun creams. Just be wary of harmful chemicals and opt for natural ingredients that protect and nourish your skin. Opt for an SPF of at least 30 to derive maximum benefits from your sunscreen.
Q: Do I need to wear sunscreen everyday?
Yes, you should wear sunscreen every day before you go out in the sun. This step will go a long way in protecting your skin from the harmful effects of environmental stressors like pollution and sun. Using sunscreen will protect your skin from tanning, sunburn, and ageing too.
Q: What is SPF in sunscreen?
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor that is a measure of the sunscreen’s ability to protect your skin from UVB rays. For example: if it takes your unprotected skin 10 minutes to start burning from sun exposure, an SPF 30 will protect your skin for 300 minutes (5 hours). Hence, make sure your sunscreen is of SPF 30 at least.
Q: When to apply sunscreen?
You should apply sunscreen after you cleanse, tone and moisturise. Never forget to lather your skin in sunscreen before you step out in the sun. Applying sunscreen is the easiest way to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays and keep it radiant in the long run. Choose a sun protection cream that suits your skin and has natural ingredients.