Whether you are going on a vacation, playing outdoors or just going to work, protecting your skin from the harsh rays of the sun is very important. We’ve got you covered; literally, with all the sunscreen tips and information you need to stay healthy in the sun even during the monsoons.
Skip the sprays and go for the lotions. The thicker the better. There is no SunProtectionFactor with 100% protection. SPF 30 is the minimum you need to go. Apply liberally and if it’s as thick as it should be, it will take you a while for your skin to soak it all in, which should take around 30mins. So apply the sunscreen half an hour before you plan to step out of the house.
The sun’s rays are at the strongest between 10 AM – 4 PM. Limit your time out in the sun during these hours. Even on a cloudy day, 80% of the sun’s rays can pass through clouds and fog to burn you.
Your entire body will need a shot glass worth of sunscreen every two hours. Waterproof doesn’t mean it will last with every dip in the ocean. You need to reply every 80 mins from when you are in the water.
Sunscreen is your first line of defense. It needs backup. Add a wide-brimmed hat to your outfit, long sleeve tops if you are walking in the sun and sunglasses to protect the sensitive skin under your eyes. Umbrellas might not be the fashion statement you are going for, but it sure beats getting skin cancer.