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7 benefits of sunscreen that no one told you about

Are you fully aware of the incredible benefits that sunscreen offers beyond just preventing sunburn? From shielding your skin against harmful UV rays to preventing premature aging, sunscreen is a skincare essential that shouldn't be overlooked. Let's delve into the depths of sunscreen's advantages and why it's an indispensable part of everyone's skincare regimen.

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Benefits Of Sunscreen

 Benefits Of Sunscreen:

Sunscreen offers a plethora of benefits beyond its primary function of preventing sunburn. Here's a detailed look at the advantages of sunscreen - an indispensable part of your skincare arsenal:

1. Prevents Premature Ageing

Exposure to UV radiation accelerates the ageing process of the skin, leading to the development of wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging. When you need a shield against all of this, sunscreen comes in handy. This skincare essential protects against harmful UVA and UVB rays, preserving the skin's collagen and elastin fibers. By incorporating sunscreen into your daily routine, you can maintain your skin and minimise the visible signs of ageing over time.

2. Reduces Hyperpigmentation

Yes, sunscreen is good at this too. Another advantage of sunscreen is that it helps with hyperpigmentation as well. The darker patch on the skin can be reduced by using this skincare gem. It protects your skin from UV radiation that reach the cells and cause damage. 

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3. Reduces Risk of Sunburn

Sunburn is not only painful and unsightly but also a clear indication of skin damage. Sunscreen with a high SPF (Sun Protection Factor) effectively blocks UVB rays, the primary cause of sunburn, preventing redness, inflammation, and blistering. By avoiding sunburn, you minimise the risk of long-term skin damage and related complications.

4. Helps With Even Skin Tone

Did you know if sunscreen is not a part of your regimen it can lead to dark spots, freckles and melasma? The pigment responsible for skin colouration, resulting in a more even and radiant skin can be taken care of by this skincare marvel.

Whether you're dealing with existing pigmentation issues or aiming to prevent their onset, consistent sunscreen use is essential for achieving a smooth, uniform skin tone.

5. Prevents Sun Damage 

UV radiation doesn't just affect the skin's surface – it penetrates deep into the skin, causing cellular damage that may not be immediately visible. Over time, cumulative sun exposure can weaken the skin's natural defence mechanisms, making it more vulnerable to environmental stressors and premature ageing. Sunscreen acts as a barrier, blocking UV rays and minimising the risk of DNA damage, cell mutation, and oxidative stress, thus preserving the overall health and vitality of your skin.

6. Offers Moistuirisation

Sunscreens have ingredients that moisturise your skin - aka our Hyaluronic Acid & Pro-Ceramides Sunscreen Gel SPF 50 PA +++. Infused with hydrating ingredients and patented Pro Ceramides technology, this one is the best sunscreen for dry skin. You can maintain a healthy skin barrier with this skincare product. It is important to note that dry skin is the most affected due to sun and hence keeping it moisturised is quite important. 

7. Prevents Sunspots

Sunspots, caused by prolonged sun exposure, are darkened patches that can mar the skin's appearance, particularly on the face, hands, and arms. Sunscreen acts as a protective barrier against harmful UV rays, which trigger the production of melanin leading to sunspots. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher and apply it generously to exposed areas for a more even skin tone.

Who Should Be Wearing Sunscreen?

The short answer? Everyone. Regardless of age or your skin type, sunscreen is a must. Whether you like to take a stroll on the beach or spend time indoors, protecting your skin should be a top priority. Everyone’s susceptible to sun damage and can benefit from using sunscreen regularly.

When Should You Use Sunscreen?

The golden rule of sunscreen application is to make it a daily habit, rain or shine. UV rays can penetrate through clouds and windows, meaning you're exposed to them even on overcast days or when you're inside. Therefore, applying sunscreen should be a non-negotiable step in your morning skincare routine, regardless of your plans for the day.

Why Do You Need Sunscreen When It’s Cloudy?

Even though you might not feel the sun's intensity on cloudy days, UV rays can still reach your skin, leading to cumulative damage over time. Likewise, indoor lighting and electronic devices emit low levels of UV radiation, further emphasising the importance of sunscreen usage indoors.

How To Apply Sunscreen

Proper application is key to maximising the benefits of sunscreen. Start by selecting a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) of 30, spf 50 or higher. Apply it generously to all exposed areas of skin, including your face, neck, ears, and any other areas not covered by clothing. Don't forget often neglected areas like the tops of your feet and the back of your hands. Reapply every two hours, or more frequently if you're swimming or sweating profusely.

Other Tips To Protect Your Skin From UV Rays

In addition to sunscreen, there are several other measures you can take to safeguard your skin from UV damage:

  • Seek shade, especially during peak sun hours (typically between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.).
  • Wear protective clothing like hats, sunglasses, and long-sleeved shirts.
  • Use lip balm with SPF protection to shield your lips from sun damage.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, as sun exposure can lead to dehydration.

How Often Should I Reapply Sunscreen?

The frequency of sunscreen reapplication depends on your level of sun exposure and activities. As a general rule, reapply sunscreen every two hours, or immediately after swimming, sweating, or towel-drying. If you're spending an extended period outdoors, consider using a water-resistant sunscreen and reapplying it more frequently, ideally every 80 minutes.

Conclusion: 

In conclusion, UV-Squad is a pioneer in sun protection innovation. Our unwavering commitment to excellence shines through rigorous testing, ensuring real-world efficacy against UV radiation and sunburn prevention. With our patented Pro Ceramide technology, we transcend conventional limits, deeply preserving and restoring the skin's protective barrier. UV-Squad isn't just about sun protection; it's about redefining skincare standards for healthier, fortified skin.

Written by Needhi Dhoker on Feb 09, 2024
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