Why SPF Is Important For Your Face
The direct rays of the sun penetrate the epidermal layers of bare skin which eventually leads to damaged skin because the skin cells are destroyed with the sun’s harsh rays, theses harmful rays affect the skin by disrupting its elasticity, natural lubricating oils and melanin, which plays a crucial role in protecting the skin and making it healthy.
What Contributes To Skin Damage?
There are many factors that contribute to the deterioration of your skin which sooner or later results in several signs like:
*Drying and flaking of skin making it look dull and aged
*Premature signs of skin ageing such as wrinkles, dark spots and fine lines
*Loss and depletion of the skin’s natural elasticity and collagen
*Suntan , freckles, sunburns etc.
Besides these damaging skin conditions, the exposure to the harmful rays of the skin can also increase your chances of getting skin cancer. For this reason, it is extremely essential to safeguard your skin against the harmful effects of the sun, should be made an indispensable part of your skin care routine along with the application of a healthy Sun Protection Factor (SPF).
Types Of Sunscreens
The different types of sunscreens indicate the difference in their Sun Protection Factor which is usually quantified according to the exposure to the sun and blue light from devices.
*Low protection sunscreen: SPF Below 15
*Medium protection sunscreens : SPF 15 to 29
*High protection sunscreens: SPF 30 to 49 (For Normal People)
*Very High protection sunscreens: SPF Over 50 (Not advocated for everyone)
Apart from SPF there are many factors like PA Factor, Protection from infra – red rays and visible light, Physical or Chemical sunscreen in composition, Duration of the SPF effectivity etc. Hence better ask your Dermatologist which Sunscreen to purchase rather than buying any product available with above mentioned SPF.
SPF In Sunscreens
U.V. RAYS AFFECT THE SKIN BY DISRUPTING ITS ELASTICITY, NATURAL LUBRICATING OILS AND MELANIN, WHICH PROTECTS YOUR SKIN’S HEALTH
The Purpose of the SPF lies in measuring and evaluating how well a sunscreen can safeguard your skin and shield it from ultraviolet B (UVB) rays.
It prevents the sun rays from penetrating your skin and skin cells and thus shields your skin from the harmful effects of UV radiations.
Importance of Sunscreen
*Sunscreen acts as a protective layer for your skin and prevents the direct contact of the sun rays and blue light emitted from electronic gadgets.
*It also protects against photo-ageing while also reducing the chances of premature ageing, making your skin look younger and also delaying early skin ageing.
*Most sunscreens are water-resistant which means people can be carefree while swimming and indulging in water sports.
*Sunscreens effectively prevents sunburns and suntan.
*Substantially reduces the risk of developing skin cancer.
*There are fever chances of developing skin ailments with the regular use of an effective sunscreen.
Additionally, several sunscreens contain a pigment which makes your skin tone appear even toned and naturally radiant.
Whether you are indoors or outdoors, it is essential to protect your skin by applying a sunscreen every morning and topping it up every two to three hours.