Are you selecting the right sunscreen for your skin type

Not many are fully aware or have proper knowledge while selecting the right sunscreen lotion

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Summer is here is it is time to be well equipped with the right sun-screen lotions for your skin as your step out in the sun. Everyone’s skin tone and type varies and have different requirements. Usage of sunscreen is important as it protects the skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun. Even two minutes exposure to the sun can result in damage to the skin and is proper care is not taken then this might lead to more serious issues.

The society of Dermatology Skin Care Specialists recently found that 88 percent of women do not have any idea of how to select the right beauty products to take care of the skin. This might sound trivial but this can lead to some detrimental effects on the skin. It is believed that 15 SPF protection helps to protect the skin but that thought process has changed and the beauticians recommend people to take Sun Protection Factor guide that first determines their skin types and then helps them select the appropriate SPF.

In most of the cases, high SPF is needed for people with very fair skin or sensitive skin. If a person has a history of skin cancer or are allergy prone or have been taking photo sensitizing medication then you need to be careful, consult a doctor and get you8r skin type checked. When you are purchasing, check the contents and see if it contains zinc oxide. The presence of the chemical can be harmful for the skin. Ingredients like benzophenon, Padimate O homosalate, Octyl Salicylate, phenylbenzimidazole sulfonic acid are the right and crucial for the skin.

While selecting a sunscreen for the child, make sure that you select a higher SPF as their skin is more sensitive than that of the adults. Moreover, it is essential that you apply the sunscreen at least 30 minutes before you step out in the sun as it takes time for the skin to absorb.

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