Sunscreen is a crucial part of protecting your skin from the harmful effects of the sun's UV rays. But have you ever wondered how it actually works? In this article, we'll explore the science behind sunscreen and how it helps to prevent sunburn, skin damage, and even skin cancer. Plus, we'll take a closer look at a new trend in sustainable sunscreen made from hemp.
"As the sky clears and the clouds simmer, raises the shining sun with his rays that burn the greens and glimmer."
Summers are for sure the beautiful time for some beach time and sunbathing. But it is also the season for frequent heat strokes, sunburns, syncope and dehydration. By keeping ourselves hydrated and sticking to staples that have more water content, another constant companion is our Sunscreen.
While going outside in the scorching sun, we never forget to bask our skin on our daily sunscreen. But many times, many don't know the exact SPF needed for the skin or how many times it should be re-applied or should it be reapplied and so on. Here are the answers to a lot of those queries relating to sunscreen.
How Does Sunscreen Work?
Sunscreens mix various chemicals to help protect your skin from UV light damage. It is also to protect both varieties of UV radiation against penetrating the skin. Usually, Sunscreens are made of 2 components, physical inhibitors and chemical inhibitors.
Physical inhibitors, such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, are finely powdered minerals. They rest on the epidermis and act much like a screen or mirror to divert UV radiation away from your skin. While chemical inhibitors create a thin layer of protection that traps UV rays before they reach the skin.
Why sunscreen is important?
- Sunscreens are needed to protect the skin from the harmful radiations of the sun.
- It reduces the damage to the skin.
- Reduces the formation of signs of ageing.
- Reduces the possibility of skin cancer.
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Imroz Sunscreen SPF 30+ with Hemp Seed Oil
This rich blend of natural plant extracts, hemp seed oil and glycerin among other ingredients is the best sunscreen you can consider for daily application.
• Helps protect the skin against sun damage
• Helps lighten the spots caused due to sun exposure
• Hemp seed oil helps moisturize the skin and promotes regeneration
How to use: Apply a wholesome amount of your face, neck and areas of skin exposure.
What is SPF?
SPF or Sun Protection Factor is a measurement of the amount of solar energy (UV radiation) needed to cause sunburn on skin that is shielded from the sun (i.e., when wearing sunscreen) in comparison to how much solar energy is needed to cause sunburn on skin that is not protected from the sun. Sunburn prevention increases with increasing SPF values, i.e, the higher the SPF value the better protection it can offer to the skin.
How sunscreen should be applied?
The US Food and Drug Administration advises applying at minimum a shot-glass-sized portion to your swimming suit-clad body every two hours, even on cloudy and rainy days, for an average-sized adult or child. Sunscreen must not only protect us from all the types of sunlight that can harm our skin, but also be spreadable and non-toxic.
Sunscreen before or after Moisturizer
A common question that arises is whether sunscreen has to be applied before or after applying a moisturizer. You must use mineral sunscreen as the final stage in your skin care regimen because it must sit on the surface of your skin to safeguard against UV radiation. In other words, you'll apply it following the usage of any moisturizer. Although there are moisturizers with the action of sunscreen, UT is best to use them both separately for maximum results.
How to choose the best sunscreen?
Choose a sunblock with a minimum SPF of 30 for daily use. When spending time outside, use a product with an SPF of 60 or higher. Considering that most individuals do not apply sunscreen as frequently as they should, the greater SPF helps make up for this. Along with these choosing those products that have plant goodness helps to restore the natural balance of the skin.
Why not use a high-SPF sunscreen?
The greatest defence against harmful UV rays should, in principle, be sunblock with a very high SPF. In actuality, though, it might not operate that way. Some experts contend that applying sunscreens with extremely high SPF levels may increase UV exposure, increasing your risk of sunburn and skin cancer.
SPF 30 is generally considered sufficient for sun protection.
According to dermatologists, sunscreen with higher SPF is an excuse for people to stand in the sun for a longer duration without reapplying and without looking for shade, which increases sun exposure and thus the damage.
Thus, here you have the perfect combo of plant-based and mineral-infused skin protective sunscreen with the goodness of hemp seed oil for your daily use.