Summer is here! For some, it’s the season of beach vacations or shorter staycations. For others, it’s the dreaded time of scorching heat and parched skin. Whether you like summers or not, there’s something about the season, rather a need, that you cannot ignore – sun protection.
We’ve got you covered with a range of sunscreens and sunblocks that keep you guarded in the harshest of conditions. What’s better? Our Mid Summer Beauty Carnival lets you pick your faves at great discounts!
Sunscreens, like any other skin care product, come in different packages. Till we find a size that fits all, here’s what to pick based on your needs.
- For sun protection with a little moisture
In summer, your skin needs moisture and hydration along with sun protection, especially when it’s of the dry, normal, or combination type. So, what’s better than a formula that brings the two together? The Plum Light Day Cream is a perfect combination of sun protection, everyday hydration, and nourishment. With SPF 30, plus oils of grapeseed and sea buckthorn, this day cream offers antioxidant protection and helps cell repair and regeneration. Its non-greasy lightweight formula leaves behind a pleasant feel.
- For the matte lovers
Are you blessed with skin whose sebaceous glands are constantly in the overdrive? Adding another layer of lotion or cream can be quite the nightmare, but VLCC Matte Look Sunscreen is just the right pick for you. Made with a non-sticky formula, this sunscreen gets absorbed quickly and provides a matte finish. Plus, it’s enriched with pineapple extracts that leave the skin soft and supple.
- For touch ups on the go
Applying sunscreen on the move can be a messy affair, but not if you have the Avene Sun Protection Spray. With SPF 50+, the formulation offers very high sun protection from UVA and UVB rays, and is suitable for sensitive skin too! Definitely, a must-have in your vanity bag when you hop from one place to another.
- For the active folks
Staying outdoors causes sweating, which in turn removes most of the sunscreen from your skin. The same happens when you take a dip in the pool or the sea. Products like the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock are crafted especially for such needs with waterproof and sweat-proof formulations. Even better – it’s made with Dry Touch Technology that absorbs excess sunscreen oils, leaving a clean, lightweight, and non-shiny finish. A great pick for a tropical vacay!
- For the little ones
Not just adult skin, that of your little one too can suffer in harsh summer. So, protect it with Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Kids Sunblock Cream. Formulated specially for young and delicate skin, it guards from harmful UVA & UVB rays without causing irritation. This is something that you definitely need to carry for your family vacation to Disneyland!
Sunscreen and sunblock creams, lotions, gels etc. offer varying degrees of sun protection as indicated by their SPF and PA values. The higher these are, the better the sun protection. (Not sure what these terms mean? We’ve debunked them for you here.)
Most sunscreens need to be applied at least 20 to 30 minutes prior to sun exposure so that they can be absorbed well into the skin. Read the bottle or tube for instructions and follow them religiously for maximum sun protection.
Sunscreens and sunblocks need reapplication. Do this especially when you stay outdoors for long, sweat, or step in and out of the water. This ensures that your skin stays well-guarded.