With all the beauty influencers and skin experts on and around social media telling us about the benefits of sunscreen, we all quite know that it is important to use sunscreen in our beauty regime. But are they really heard by us?
First things first, let’s bash the fact that sunscreen is supposed to be used only when the weather is sunny or you’re stepping outdoors, in a pool or having leisurely time by the beach. Well, the use of sunscreen should not be restricted to just summers! Our skin needs protection from the harmful rays of the sun all through the year and a layer of sunblock does it. And that’s not all, there are many other skin benefits of using sunscreen. Have a look.
Prevents Premature Signs of Ageing
The harmful UV rays can lead to the breaking of collagen and photoaging causing inevitable skin woes such as wrinkles, fine lines, spots, and premature signs of ageing which is why using sunscreen is incredibly important irrespective of the season. Several studies have revealed that people who have incorporated sunscreens in their skincare regime appear more youthful and show lesser signs of ageing. While in summers an SPF 60 sunscreen is ideal, in colder weather conditions a sunscreen with SPF 30 benefits sufficiently.
Sunlight emits two types of harmful rays — UVA and UVB. The UVA rays cause skin photodamage but UVB rays lead to sunburns. Sunburns can result in skin peeling, inflammation, redness, and sometimes itching due to free radicals damage. If you’re a sensitive or dry skin type wearing sunscreen can protect you from several sun-sensitive skin conditions. When you apply a layer of sunscreen with a broad protection formula, it defends your skin against sunburns by absorbing, reflecting or scattering sunlight.
Maintains Overall Skin Health
Nowadays, sunscreens are not only made with broad-spectrum protection formulas but also have moisturisation benefits for smooth and nourished skin. A sunscreen lotion protects the natural moisture mantle and skin proteins like keratin, elastin and collagen maintaining overall skin health. Not to forget, SPF 30 sunscreen lotion works excellently as makeup bases and primers to make your makeup last longer and prevent greying.
Avoid Pigmentation and Blotchiness
The UV rays damage the melanin-producing cells resulting in the overproduction of melanin that can trigger pigmentation and patch skin. Applying a sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 50 prevents penetration of UV rays into the skin and defends against free radical damage thereby preventing pigmentation and blotchiness in the skin.
Reduces the Risk of Skin Cancer
Direct exposure to UV rays is one of the leading factors causing common skin cancers like melanoma, basal cell skin cancer, and squamous cell skin cancer. Sunscreens act as a shield between these harmful rays and skin. This reduces the risk of skin cancer and many different skin-related issues. This is why incorporating it into your skincare routine is crucial.
Keeps Even Skin Complexion
Regular usage of sunscreen can help prevent discolouration and brown spots making your skin appear more clear and naturally glowy. The nourishing elements present in sunscreens can go deep into the skin and get rid of impurities and help you keep an even skin tone.
How to Choose a Sunscreen?
Now that you know the sunscreen benefits for the skin, it is also necessary to know which kind of sunscreen is best based on the right kind of consistency and skin type. Here’s the quick 3-step guide for you to choose the best sunscreen for your skin:
Step 1: SPF & Formula
Always check for the broad protection formula labelled on the sunscreen. Ensure to use sunscreen with a minimum of SPF of 30. If it’s sunny an SPF 50 or SPF 60 provides maximum protection against the harmful effects of UV and blue light rays. Ensure to check that your sunscreen is water-resistant, gives a matte finish and leaves no white cast.
Step 2: Sunscreen Texture
Sunscreen is available in cream and lotion-like textures. Apply and check the consistency of sunscreen and ensure it is non-greasy and quick absorbing. For instance, sunblock cream benefits a dry or sensitive skin type, while if you’re an oily and acne-prone skin type opt for sunscreen lotion.
Step 3: No Artificial Chemicals
Go for beauty brands that are into making vegan and 100% cruelty-free skincare products. A good sunscreen with no paraben, no mineral oil, and no animal ingredients doesn’t lead to any adverse skin reactions.
Organic Harvest Recommended Sunscreens
Sunscreen SPF 50 for Even Skin Tone
Organic Harvest Sunscreen – SPF 50 with Blue Light technology provides broad-spectrum protection to the skin from the Sun’s UVA and UVB rays as well as blue light of electronic devices. This non-greasy and quick-absorbing sunscreen made of certified organic ingredients gives you an even skin tone. It also helps in keeping the skin hydrated and nourished along with protecting it from the harmful effects of UV and blue light rays.
Price: 465 INR
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Sunscreen With SPF 60 for UV and Blue Light Protection
Organic Harvest Sunscreen – SPF 60 is made of certified organic ingredients for utmost blue light and UV protection.The cream-based sunscreen formula contains no paraben, no animal ingredient and no mineral oil making it suitable ideal for all skin types including men and women. It helps in keeping the skin hydrated and nourished along with protecting it from the harmful effects of sunlight.
Price: 522 INR
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Sunscreen Acne/Oily Skin – SPF 60
Organic Harvest Sunscreen for Acne/Oily Skin – SPF 60 with Blue Light Technology provides broad-spectrum protection to the skin from UVA and UVB rays as well as blue light of electronic devices. This non-greasy and quick-absorbing sunscreen is made of certified organic ingredients containing zero artificial chemicals or toxic substances. The matte-finish and oil control formula makes it an ideal sunscreen for acne and oily skin types.
Price: 381 INR
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Sunscreen Lotion With SPF 30 for Tan-Free Skin
Organic Harvest SPF-30 Sunscreen with Blue Light technology is made of organic ingredients. This organic and cruelty-free sunscreen provides indoor & outdoor protection from harmful UV rays and blue light. The non-greasy and quick-absorbing cream-based formula helps in keeping the skin nourished and is suitable for all skin types. Its matte finish and water-resistant consistency helps you to get rid of tan naturally.
Price: 355 INR
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How and When to Apply Sunscreen on Your Skin?
You may ask- how to use sunscreen lotion? Sunscreen is meant to protect your skin and other layers of products on your face from oxidising, so it is to be used as the last step to your morning skincare regime basically after the moisturiser.
Apply sunscreen to all the exposed parts of your body — hands, feet, arms, and face 15-20 minutes before stepping out. This allows your skin to absorb the sunscreen entirely to provide protection.
H2 – FAQs
Is it good to wear sunscreen every day?
Your skin is affected by the harmful ultraviolet rays even when you are indoors. Over time this damage adds up and hence it is good to wear sunscreen everyday to protect your skin from photodamage and skin cancers.
Is sunscreen actually good for your face?
Wearing sunscreen is the best way to protect your skin against harmful UV rays, skin inflammation and premature ageing. It protects the skin’s protein while keeping your skin healthy and smooth.
Does sunscreen darken skin?
Chemical sunscreen with silicon-based formula darkens your skin. Skin experts recommend choosing the right sunscreen containing no paraben, silicone, mineral oil or other active ingredients.
Can you sleep with sunscreen on?
It is not likely to wear sunscreen before bedtime unless it is a moisturiser with SPF formula. In fact, if you have applied sunscreen in the morning, ensure to remove your sunscreen before bedtime as you wouldn’t want to sleep with all the dirt and debris collected on it.
Can sunscreen remove dark spots?
Sunscreen doesn’t necessarily remove dark spots but yes it does act as a shield between the harmful UV rays and skin avoiding the production of melanocytes and thereby preventing pigmentation and maintaining even skin tone.
We hope this blog helped you realise the undeniable benefits of sunscreen. In case you are looking for one, we have got an exclusive bunch of Organic Harvest Sunscreens available in lightweight non-greasy textures and suitable for all skin types. These sunscreens are exclusively made with blue light technology for superior UV protection and specific skin concerns.