Safeguarding skin from sun's UV rays is unquestionably very important in order to prevent premature aging signs, skin issues such as blemishes and tanning. The usage of sunblock and/or sunscreen acts a barrier against the sun and helps in retaining the original skin color. According to skin experts, you do not need to have summer season only to use sunblock, as a sunblock can be used during all seasons.
It has been seen that there are many people who get confused between sunblock and sunscreen creams and stops using it in winters. The follow up the article is about how to choose the best sunblock, depending on your skin requirements. Markets are flooded with diversified range of sun tan, sunblock, sunscreen lotions and thus, it can be a little puzzling as to what is what. Whenever you go to market to purchase these creams or lotions, make sure that there are well familiar to creams and respective significance of SPF.
SPF is used to measure the amount of protection that you will get with a respective sun care cream or a lotion. SPFs 15, 30, and 45 are some of the most common SPFs, available in market.
Sunblock: as the name connotes, it protects skin from ultraviolet rays. It is available in a variety of SPFs and is important to consider which SPF range you are purchasing.
Sunscreen: it is a lighter alternative to sunblock and helps in safeguarding skin against tanning. Though it shields skin against tanning, there are some good sunscreens that can protect skin against getting affected against UV rays as well. UVA and UVB are the two broad genres of ultraviolet sun rays and are harmful for skin. Though it is good to block one of the two, it would be great if you purchase that sunscreen that can block both. SPF 15 & 30 are used commonly in face lotions for extended sun shielding effect, whereas SPF 45 is recommended when a person go for biking or adventure trips, beach-side visit.
Make sure that you get either a waterproof or sweat-proof lotion for you. It will certainly look thick as a scrub, but is absolutely necessary on hot days. It is important to note that waterproof and sweat-proof formulas are not infallible and thus, should be reapplied after sweating or swimming. Thus, from next time onwards whenever you will purchase any of the aforementioned creams or lotions, keep these things in mind to make an informed decision.