Let's Choose the Best Sunscreen Based on Season, Skin Type and SPF Content 

How to choose the best sunscreen? 

We talked to the experts and did the research to clear up the common sunscreen confusion from SPF number to skin type and tone. 

Consider Sun Protection Factor (SPF)

A sunscreen with an SPF of 15, blocks 93 percent of UV rays from reaching your skin. SPF 30 blocks about 97 percent of UV rays and SPF 50 blocks 98 percent. 

Type Of Your Skin

Many sunscreens are specifically made to help people with dry, oily, acne-prone, or sensitive skin. 

For a concise guide to help you choose a sunscreen for your skin type. 

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Choose Broad Spectrum SPF

The American Dermatology Association (ADA) recommends a sunscreen labeled “broad-spectrum,” as this means it protects against both UVA and UVB rays. 

SPF According To Your Skin Tone

Skin tone plays a major role in deciding the right SPF according to your skin type. 

To see the chart that shows the SPF ratings for different skin tones.

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Know The Key Ingredients Of Your Sunscreen

Check the active ingredients in sunscreen. Avoid scary ingredients like oxybenzone, octinoxate, avobenzone, and retinyl palmitate. 

Sunscreen Formulation

Spray sunscreen is perfect for hard-to-reach areas on the body. 

Lotions are great for those with dry skin. 

Sunscreen stick is the most portable and least messy. 

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Tips To Avoid The Harmful Effects Of The Sun

The best way to avoid sun damage is to avoid the sun, but most of us go outside regularly. So whenever you go out, take these precautions.

Reapply Sunscreen Every Two Hours 

No matter what sunscreen you’re using, you should reapply every two hours, or after working, swimming, or playing outside. 

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Limit Your Exposure To midday Sun 

Limit sun exposure especially during the afternoon hours i.e. between 10 am and 4 pm. 

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Carry An Umbrella 

If you need to be out in the sun, it’s best to carry an umbrella to be well protected. 

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Wear protective clothing 

Wear tightly woven, loose-fitting clothing with a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses to protect your skin, eyes, and hair as much as possible. 

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