Yet to jump on the sunscreen wagon? Why? As brands and beauty influencers emphasize more on using sunscreen, many still feel that it is a well-planned hoax.uuu
Further, sunscreen myths claim that they are bad for the skin and cause cancer. But, it is time for them to get a reality check. Sunscreen is increasingly gaining prominence in the industry because there are more stressors and harmful conditions than ever.
The pollution, rising temperature, and stressful life are off the charts as life becomes more fast-paced and unpredictable. Such conditions directly affect the health of our skin. While serums, essences, and other products are well and good, you need an extra layer of protection.
Sunscreen is that protective barrier for your skin from harmful UVA/B/C rays and free radicals. So, forget all the sunscreen myths (and there are many) and believe the experts.
Sunscreen Myths Debunked:
1. Myth: YOU CAN HAVE A HEALTHY TAN
Fact: One of the biggest sunscreen myths!
Healthy and tan do not go well together. In fact, tan is a stress response to sun damage. Any UVA/UVB/UVC rays are harmful to the skin. It will age you faster, give blemishes and cause irritation. While it is impossible to move human civilization underground and away from sunlight, using sunscreen lotion as a preventive step is practicable.
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2. Myth: SPF IN MOISTURIZER AND FOUNDATIONS PROVIDES YOU WITH ENOGH PROTECTION
Fact: Well, this sunscreen myth is a little more complicated.
If your makeup product or moisturizer has SPF 30 or higher, it should get the job done technically. But, it all depends on how much you apply. For instance, when opting for SPF 30 moisturizer, you can not use just a dime and expect it to cover and protect your whole skin.
Multiple studies have proved that the effectiveness of sunscreen is related to how much you have used it. So, use at least a quarter of a tablespoon of sunscreen lotion for your face and neck. Re-apply after 3-4 hours to maximize the protection.
3. Myth: YOU DON'T NEED TO WEAR SUNSCREEN INDOORS/ON CLOUDY DAYS
Fact: UVA rays of sunlight is a long-length wave line that can penetrate through your windows and cause harm to your skin. Especially if you like to work with natural light and have curtains open all the way, you should consider wearing sunscreen. It can help you with slowing photoaging and dark pigmentations.
Also, daily application will get into the habit of using sunscreen lotion every day.
4. Myth: WEARING SUNSCREEN CAN CAUSE VITAMIN D DEFICEIENCY
Fact: Sun is the major source of Vitamin D. The UVB rays (also causes cancer) create cursors for Vitamin D that transports through our body. But, can it cause deficiency? Hardly.
Such a scenario is only possible if you cover your entire body with sunscreen lotion, including your scalp and other exposed areas. And let’s be honest, none of us do that.
To receive your daily dose of Vitamin D, allow yourself 15 minutes of sun exposure (with sunscreen). And if you do develop a deficiency, supplements and changing your diet should help.
5. Myth: SUNSCREEN CAUSES CANCER
Fact: There isn’t one sunscreen myth article that goes without mentioning this one. Some believe that the chemicals in the sunscreen lotions are the reason for increased skin cancers. But, there is no medical evidence to support that. If you are still worried, you can opt for sunblock. They include zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which are not absorbed and remain on the skin’s surface.
Think you have more sunscreen myths to debunk? Do tell us!
Sunscreen is our skin-favourite product. It helps to reverse the sun damage, blemishes, uneven skin tone, ageing, dullness, and the list goes on. So, next time don’t forget to head out without sunscreen.
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