Sun Protection: The Real Story
February 3, 2023

Sun Protection: The Real Story

Most individuals, in our experience, do not realise how important it is to use sunscreen to protect the body from the detrimental effects of Ultraviolet radiation. The thickening and darkening of our skin is our body’s response to these harmful rays. Tans are not your friends; they are a response to these harmful rays and the origin of free radical damage.

Although melanin acts as a protective layer, it is the tanning process that causes harm. To absorb and deflect UV light, our melanocytes create more granules of melanin. Melanin is more effective against UVB rays, while UVA rays penetrate deeper and do more damage, as well as activate free radicals, causing skin ageing and forms of skin cancer.

Sunscreen

  • Glass Skin Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Gel SPF50++ 100gm Glass Skin Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Gel SPF50++ 100gm ₹699.00
    Product Description : A unique Gel based Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum of SPF 50++ ensures your skin is shield with complete protection against Sun UVA/UVB rays and Blue Light. While you work or chat via electronic device like your laptop, mobile device and even your room lights contributes to emit blue light which is harmful for your skin and causes skin dullness and tanning. How to use : ? Step 1 Pump out the serum on your fingertips. Step 2 Apply a dot all over the face and neck. Step 3 Blend it nicely on your skin. Step 4 Apply it twice a day. Benefits of using this product : Sun damage to skin usually occurs due to exposure to harmful sun rays and blue light. While you work or chat via electronic devices like your laptop, mobile device and even your room lights contribute to emit blue light which is harmful for your skin and causes skin dullness and tanning. The Aegte’s sunscreen comes with SPF 50++ factors which helps you fight all these sunburn concerns. Product Ingredient : Shelf Life : 2 Years Country of Origin : India Brand Name : Aegte
  • Amayra Naturals Mini Oxybenzone Free Daily Wear Sunscreen | SPF 30 (60g) Amayra Naturals Mini Oxybenzone Free Daily Wear Sunscreen | SPF 30 (60g) ₹225.00
    Product Description : Daily Wear Sunscreen perfect blend of Raspberry Seed Oil | Moringa Oil | Zinc Oxide the Sun Fluid SPF 30 | PA +++ shields the skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays of the sun. A daily-use sunscreen that provides full-spectrum sun protection and a boost of hydration to keep skin healthy and even-toned.It works to hydrate and has an extreme matte finish which absorbs instantly .This sunscreen forms a grease-free, skin-loving barrier to provide effective protection from sun damage while moisturizing and nourishing skin.It doesn’t leave a white cast on the skin.Use this sunscreen for Face & body to stay away from tanning, sun burns & skin burns that may lead to skin inflammation.Mini Oxybenzone Free Daily Wear Sunscreen | SPF 30 Benefits :Nature + Green & Clean ChemistryUVA /UVB ProtectionBroad Spectrum SPF 30Daily Wear sunscreenUltra light sunscreen.No Petroleum DerivativeNo OXYBENZENENo ParabensAll Skin Types Suited for every day use on Face and BodySafe for Children & adultsIt helps protect the delicate texture of the skin, reduces fine lines and blemishes ..It is light in texture making it easy for everyday application.It promises protection of up to 2-3 hours.Works well on dull and dry skinBrightens and hydrates How to use : Apply gently and evenly on the face and body . Sunscreen should be applied before you apply makeup . Apply liberally 20 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply every 2 hours. Before applying sunscreen clean your face with “Nyra “- Face wash Powder And Gauri – Face Toner. Benefits of using this product : Nature + Green & Clean Chemistry UVA /UVB Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Daily Wear sunscreen Ultra light sunscreen. No Petroleum Derivative No OXYBENZENE No Parabens All Skin Types Suited for every day use on Face and Body Safe for Children & adults It helps protect the delicate texture of the skin, reduces fine lines and blemishes .. It is light in texture making it easy for everyday application. It promises protection of up to 2-3 hours. Works well on dull and dry skin Brightens and hydrates Product Ingredients: Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Curcuma longa Hydrosol,Zinc Oxide, Zemea®Propanediol, Rubus Idaeus Seed Oil, Pongamia Glabra Seed Oil, octadecanoic acid, Cucumis Sativus fruit extract, Caprylic triglyceride, SENSANOV™ WR, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, OLIVOIL AVENATE EMULSIFIER®, MORINGA OLEIFERA SEED OIL, Glycerine ,Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-11, SODIUM GLUCONATE, Sodium Hyaluronate Shelf Life : Best Before 36 months from date of Mfg. Best Before 6 months after date of opening Country of Origin : India Brand Name : Amayra Naturals
  • Amayra Naturals Mini Oxybenzone Free Mineral Sunscreen | SPF 50 (60g) Amayra Naturals Mini Oxybenzone Free Mineral Sunscreen | SPF 50 (60g) ₹235.00
    Product Description : ACTIVE LIFESTYLE | SUNSCREEN |SPF 50 | UAV/UVB PROTECTION non-nano zinc oxide – it means that the particles aren’t small enough to penetrate the skin. This is safer for your body.Daily Wear Sunscreen perfect blend of Raspberry Seed Oil | Moringa Oil | Zinc Oxide the Sun Fluid SPF 50 | PA +++ shields the skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays of the sun.A daily-use sunscreen that provides full-spectrum sun protection and a boost of hydration to keep skin healthy and even-toned.It works to hydrate and has an extreme matte finish which absorbs instantly .This sunscreen forms a grease-free, skin-loving barrier to provide effective protection from sun damage while moisturizing and nourishing skin.It doesn’t leave a white cast on the skin.Use this sunscreen for Face & body to stay away from tanning, sun burns & skin burns that may lead to skin inflammation.Mini Oxybenzone Free Mineral Sunscreen | SPF 50 Benefits :Nature + Green & Clean ChemistryUVA /UVB ProtectionBroad Spectrum SPF 50Daily Wear sunscreenUltra light sunscreen.Collagen ProductionNo Petroleum DerivativeNo OXYBENZENENo ParabensAll Skin Types Suited for every day use on Face and BodySafe for Children & adultsIt helps protect the delicate texture of the skin, reduces fine lines and blemishes ..It is light in texture making it easy for everyday application.It promises protection of up to 2-3 hours.Works well on dull and dry skinBrightens and hydrates How to use :  Apply gently and evenly on the face and body . Sunscreen should be applied before you apply makeup . Apply liberally 20 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply every 2 hours. Before applying sunscreen clean your face with “Nyra “- Face wash Powder And Gauri – Face Toner. Benefits of using this product :  Nature + Green & Clean Chemistry UVA /UVB Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Daily Wear sunscreen Ultra light sunscreen. No Petroleum Derivative No OXYBENZENE No Parabens All Skin Types Suited for every day use on Face and Body Safe for Children & adults It helps protect the delicate texture of the skin, reduces fine lines and blemishes .. It is light in texture making it easy for everyday application. It promises protection of up to 2-3 hours. Works well on dull and dry skin Brightens and hydrates Product Ingredients: Aqua, Zinc Oxide, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Curcuma longa Hydrosol, Zemea ®Propanediol, Rubus Idaeus Seed Oil, Pongamia Glabra Seed Oil, octadecanoic acid, Cucumis Sativus fruit extract, Caprylic triglyceride, SENSANOV™ WR, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, OLIVOIL AVENATE EMULSIFIER®, MORINGA OLEIFERA SEED OIL, Glycerine ,Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-11, SODIUM GLUCONATE, Sodium Hyaluronate Shelf Life : Best Before 36 months from date of Mfg. Best Before 6 months after date of opening Country of Origin : India Brand Name : Amayra Naturals
  • Amayra Naturals Oxybenzone Free Daily Wear Sunscreen | SPF 30 (500g) Amayra Naturals Oxybenzone Free Daily Wear Sunscreen | SPF 30 (500g) ₹949.00
    Product Description : Daily Wear Sunscreen perfect blend of Raspberry Seed Oil | Moringa Oil | Zinc Oxide the Sun Fluid SPF 30 | PA +++ shields the skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays of the sun. A daily-use sunscreen that provides full-spectrum sun protection and a boost of hydration to keep skin healthy and even-toned. It works to hydrate and has an extreme matte finish which absorbs instantly . This sunscreen forms a grease-free, skin-loving barrier to provide effective protection from sun damage while moisturizing and nourishing skin. It doesn’t leave a white cast on the skin. Use this sunscreen for Face & body to stay away from tanning, sun burns & skin burns that may lead to skin inflammation. Oxybenzone Free Daily Wear Sunscreen Benefits : Nature + Green & Clean Chemistry UVA /UVB Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Daily Wear sunscreen Ultra light sunscreen. No Petroleum Derivative No OXYBENZENE No Parabens All Skin Types Suited for every day use on Face and Body Safe for Children & adults It helps protect the delicate texture of the skin, reduces fine lines and blemishes .. It is light in texture making it easy for everyday application. It promises protection of up to 2-3 hours. Works well on dull and dry skin Brightens and hydrates How to use : Benefits of using this product :  Nature + Green & Clean ChemistryUVA /UVB ProtectionBroad Spectrum SPF 30Daily Wear sunscreenUltra light sunscreen.No Petroleum DerivativeNo OXYBENZENENo ParabensAll Skin Types Suited for every day use on Face and BodySafe for Children & adultsIt helps protect the delicate texture of the skin, reduces fine lines and blemishes ..It is light in texture making it easy for everyday application.It promises protection of up to 2-3 hours.Works well on dull and dry skinBrightens and hydrates Product Ingredients: Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Curcuma longa Hydrosol,Zinc Oxide, Zemea®Propanediol, Rubus Idaeus Seed Oil, Pongamia Glabra Seed Oil, octadecanoic acid, Cucumis Sativus fruit extract, Caprylic triglyceride, SENSANOV™ WR, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, OLIVOIL AVENATE EMULSIFIER®, MORINGA OLEIFERA SEED OIL, Glycerine ,Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-11, SODIUM GLUCONATE, Sodium Hyaluronate Shelf Life : Best Before 36 months from date of Mfg. Best Before 6 months after date of opening Country of Origin : India Brand Name : Amayra Naturals

The UV light is just as intense in the winter as it is in the summer. It is so strong that it has the ability to penetrate glass while you’re driving or sitting near a window. On a foggy hazy day, 80% of the sun’s rays can still penetrate, so don’t be tricked by a cloudy sky. Fluorescent light bulbs, as well as the blue light from our computer displays, tablets, and mobile phones, cause UV damage.

Every day, as part of a regular morning skincare ritual, sun protection should be applied as the final step. It should be applied generously 20 minutes before heading out for long durations of outdoor exercises, such as going to the beach or playing a game of golf. Excessive sun exposure should be avoided between the midday hours of eleven and three in the afternoon. Look for broad-spectrum sun protection that offers UVA and UVB protection. Being aware of the difference between physical and chemical protection when it comes to compounds that provide protection is extremely beneficial. The main differentiator is in how they shield the skin from UV radiation.

PHYSICAL SUNSCREENS: WHAT ARE THEY?

The ingredients of physical sunscreen provide a physical barrier that bounces UV radiation away from the skin, effectively blocking UV rays. A sunscreen with chemical components, on the other hand, absorbs UV radiation and prevents them from passing through the skin. It’s important to remember that no sunscreen component is 100% efficient in blocking UV radiation. The name “sunblock” was in fact banned by the Food and Drug Administration because it gave customers a misleading sense of protection.

If you plan to go for a fun beach vacation, choose mineral sunscreen since it is kind on our seas and reefs. Some sunscreen chemicals, such as oxybenzone (benzophenone-3) and octinoxate, can inhibit green algae development, deposit in coral fibres, affect young aquatic animals, and damage the reproductive systems of clams, sea urchins, fishes, and dolphins.

Ingredients such as (Non-nano) titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are examples of safe mineral additives. A mineral sunscreen stays on the skin’s surface and is generally considered safe for everyone, including those with the most sensitive skin types. UV-absorbing compounds in sunscreens, on the other hand, can irritate certain people and trigger allergic responses.

WHAT EXACTLY IS SPF?

It’s also crucial to know what “SPF” stands for. The “Sun Protection Factor” is measured in SPF. This figure indicates how long a sunscreen, prevents the skin from burning, i.e. for how much time a product protects one from UVB rays. If your skin generally burns after ten minutes in the sun, an SPF 30 sunscreen should enable you to be in the sun for about three hundred minutes without scorching your skin. If you have lighter skin and generally burn after five minutes in the sun, an SPF 30 sunscreen should help you stay under the sun for around an hour and a half.

Swimming and sweating profusely break down sun protection chemicals, regardless of their SPF level. As a result, sunscreen should be applied more frequently Most individuals can safely assume that they should reapply every two hours.

SPF numbers are mandatory on all sunscreens. Many experts advise against using higher SPF sunscreens since they provide just a small benefit in terms of protection while also increasing the risk of sensitivity owing to the increased chemical concentration. Moreover, when exposed to UV radiation, some of those chemicals may transform to free radicals.

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PROTECTION FROM THE SUN BY MORE LAYERS

We would strongly recommend looking for sun protection that has antioxidants in its formulation or adding it before applying sunscreen. Antioxidants are free radical decomposers that aid in the neutralization of UV radiation’ harmful effects. They can also be used to decrease redness and irritation after sun exposure, even on burnt skin. Long-sleeved, lightweight swim shirts, sunglasses, and, of course, headwear such as hats and caps are all good sources of appropriate protection.

Applying sunscreen every day may seem like an extra step to add to your morning skincare routine, especially if you’re only driving in your car to your workplace and back, or walking to the local supermarket, but it’s essential for your skin’s health.

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Also Read: How To Choose, Apply And Use Sunscreen Correctly?

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