The why, which and when of sunscreens!
Sunscreen first! We at kiara can’t emphasize enough on how sacrosanct sunscreen is to a summer skincare routine. Whereas, many people believe sunscreen to be a luxury than a necessity, we wish to burst that bubble.
Our team of the best skin experts in Delhi demystify that sunscreens protect you from the menacing UV rays of the sun, harsh enough to cause skin cancer and rendering to a myriad skin problem like hyperpigmentation, premature signs of aging and several others. Renowned for being one of the best dermatologists in Delhi, Dr. Kriti Jain explains all you need to know about sunscreens.
WHY: Sunscreen helps to prevent the premature signs of aging which is caused by the omnipotent and harsh Sun. From wrinkles, sagging, hyperpigmentation, all can be attributed to the art sun draws on your skin.
More importantly, regular use of sunscreen curtails your risk to skin cancer. While also lowering your risk to melanoma by 50%
WHO: Our skin experts at kiara, reveal that everyone, men, women, children, toddlers (above 6 months) MUST use a sunscreen daily. Babies under the age of 6 months have highly sensitive skin and it must be avoided to take them out in the sun. If it is essential to go out, use sun protective clothes for the babies.
WHICH: There are a myriad of options available in the market. Our team of the best dermatologists at Kiara suggest using a sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher if you usually spend your time indoor. However, if you spend maximum time outside it is essential to use one with SPF 30 or higher. Ensure your sunscreen contains broad spectrum, able to protect you from UVA and UVB rays. Must be ideal for everyday application. Also, ensure it is water resistant. If your skin is sensitive, you can opt for a sunscreen with natural ingredients like zinc oxide and mineral titanium oxide than the chemical one. To determine a sunscreen specifically for you, you can always book a session with one our dermatologist at Kiara who will analyse and examine your skin and suggest you the best one.
WHEN: It is essential to let the sunscreen get absorbed by your skin properly, hence one must apply the sunscreen 30 minutes before stepping out. Re-apply sunscreen every two hours. Even if the weather is cloudy, you must apply sunscreen as 80% of the UV rays can still affect you.
WHERE: Our skin experts at Kiara recommend applying sunscreen especially at every part that is exposed to the sun. Some easy to miss spots are, back of the neck, ears, back of the knee.
HOW MUCH: To eek maximum protection, apply one, (about a glass of shot full) ounce of sunscreen to your entire body. Ostensibly, people tend to apply much less which leads to lesser protection.
For more information on sunscreens, you can always book a session with us at Kiara. We truly wish you a happy and safe summers!