Although Labor day is around the corner – we’re all still thinking about soaking our beach bodies in the sun to get that perfect tan. However, all is fun until the blazing sun on top of your head, wreaks havoc on your skin. So, how do you protect yourself from the heat and sweat, while also enjoying summer? There’s a way out – Sunscreen! But How you can choose the perfect sunscreen?
You must be wondering which sunscreen is the best and I’m here to help with that! Read to know more about how to choose the perfect sunscreen for yourself.
Read Before you Buy
This is the thumb rule, always. There are innumerable sunscreen brands out there, so start by filtering them out based on their ingredients. I know the names of the ingredients are no less complicated than the magic spells in Harry Potter!
Let’s make this easy – the first thing you need to do is pick a sunscreen with the label ‘broad-spectrum.’ From the lot you just selected, you will find the sunscreens labelled as SPF 15, 30 and 50. We choose the best – SPF 30.
SPF 30 is simply enough to beat the UVB rays, which are the ones that cause sunburn. Thus, don’t get carried away by the tall claims of SPF 50!
Gone are the days when you had limited choices in sunscreens. Sunscreens have now evolved. By going cruelty-free, sunscreens, too, have become environmentally conscious. All you have to do is find the perfect sunscreen that works both ways – for you and the environment.
The next time you go sunscreen shopping, pick sunscreens that are free of toxic chemicals such as oxybenzone, octinoxate and avobenzone. These chemicals are harmful to your skin as well as to the environment. Thus, choose the best product for a toxin-free beauty regime.
Waterproof or WaterResistant?
Technically, no sunscreen is waterproof. It is bound to wear out once you sweat, or jump into water, which is why it’s advisable to keep applying sunscreen every couple of hours while in the sun.
Irrespective of the claims and fancy packaging that says ‘waterproof’ or ‘water-resistant’, sunscreen stays effective in water for a maximum of 40-60 minutes. Thus, don’t fall for false claims and end up buying something expensive for no reason!
Opt for Clean Sunscreens
Most of the sunscreens out there are choc-a-bloc with chemicals. Such chemicals (ethanol and parabens) ruin your skin, and you surely don’t want to slather your face and body with something like that! Instead, opt for clean sunscreens, which consist of naturally derived, high-quality ingredients.
You don’t need to worry if clean sunscreens are effective or not. These sunscreens are gentle and work wonderfully, just like the chemical-laden ones. Saving your tender skin from the ruthless chemicals is enough of a reason to choose clean sunscreens over the chemical ones!
Chemical vs. Fiscal Filters
Chemical sunscreens are readily available. They also blend seamlessly with your skin, making them invisible. However, here’s a warning- the chemical filters can cause irritability to your skin, which may result in allergic reactions, too. Thus, opt for the sunscreens with fiscal filters – these are lighter and easily acceptable by all skin types.
So, there it is! We’ve listed everything important that you need to keep in mind while picking a toxic-free sunscreen for healthy and beautiful skin. Which one is your favorite?
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