Many people start to go outside and enjoy sitting under the sun.
Days like these require you to put sunscreen everyday.
Sunscreen is really important for you to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.
Constant sun exposures without any protection ages your skin and cause wrinkles,
and even cancer.
We all know the importance of it but we often forget or hesitate to put it because
we don't like the texture of sticky and oily sunscreen.
So, What is UV light and what does it do to our skin?
1) 3 kinds of Sunlight
*UVA: This rays is present all day and every day of the year.
It is 20 times more abundant than UVB rays.
What is so bad about this UVA is that it penetrates deep into skin layers and causes
long term skin damage.
*UVB: Unlike UVA rays, This rays cannot pass through windows.
It causes sunburn and tanning.
A few years ago, choosing a good sunscreen meant you just looked for a high sun
protection factor(SPF) which rates how well the sunscreen protects against one type
of cancer causing UV rays, Ultraviolet B.
SPF refers to blockage of UVB rays only.
So which is the best sunscreen for you?
1. SPF 15 or higher for UVB protection.
The SPF factor rates how effective the sunscreen is in preventing
sunburn caused by UVB rays. If you'd normally burn in 10 minutes, SPF 15
multiplies that by a factor of 15, meaning you could go 150 minutes before
For the vast majority of people, SPF 15 is fine
2. Broad Spectrum Protection
Broad spectrum protection means that a sunscreen protects against both UVA and
UVB rays. It isn't enough to just protect against one of the UV rays, because if you
protect UVB rays, you will still get damage from UVA rays and vice versa. Therefore,
it is important to select a sunscreen with broad spectrum protection.
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