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Is SPF really very necessary in this hot summers?

Is SPF really very necessary in this hot summers?

(SPF) Sun protection factor is a very important thing to care for in this extreme hot weather.It is basically a measure of how long a sunscreen will protect you against ultraviolet (UV) rays which can cause skin burn,rashes,blemishes,tanned skin,pigmentation and in worst cases could lead to various types of skin cancers.Sun rays can change the DNA language of skin cells and thus lead to cell mutation which in results trigger for skin cancers.

Applying sunscreen once in a day is not enough for the whole day.This is what actually SPF count for.

What is SPF?

Its a sun protecting factor and basically it is a number.

1 SPF = 10 minutes sun protection

so if you r using SPF 30 that means your skin is protected for at least 300 minutes against sun.After 300 minutes you need to reapply sun screen.

How Should it be used?

You should apply an adequate amount of sunscreen over your face.but avoid;

Excessive sweating

wiping

Touching

as these can fininsh

All this can take away the product from your skin.

What is TPA?

TPA Tan protection index which means how many minutes/hours you can stay out without getting Tan.It can be symbolize as a couple of plus ++++ signs on a sunscreen.

++++ are very best

+++ are good enough

++ very average

Choose one with 3+ TPA to make sure that you are protected against sun tan properly.

What is UVA/UVB/UVC?

These are factors that comes when you expose to the sun and these factors are like monsters and causes heavy damages to skin.Like Aging,DNA damaging,Tanning,pigmentation,burning.Sun screen creams and lotions saves you for sake of good.

 

Here i would suggest some of the tips to stay away from deadly skin disorders.

  • Always use hats,caps and cover your head and body as much as it is possible.
  • Do wear some light linen,cotton clothes which can cover your body completely.
  • Seek for some shady places always.
  • keep your body hydrated.
  • Try to avoid sun during peak hours from 10 am to 4 pm
  • Apply a very good quality sun screen before stepping out of home.
  • Always use the sunscreen every time before swimming as pools contain a significant amount of chlorine and it is very harmful for skin.

Some Myths:

1-Sun gives you a great highlight?

NO.

2-Will sun Zap you Zist?

NO.

3-Can SPF 30 higher can be used?

yes! you can but in this way the effectiveness decrease if accidentally your product wipes away.

4-Does sunscreen protect against skin cancers?

YES!

5-Is just sunscreen enough?

Yes. but better to avoid the sun rays.

COURTESY BY

DR.RASHMI SHETTY

A skin care expert

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