BREAKING MYTHS ABOUT SUNSCREENS



Image Source: https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/menu/sun/


Sunscreens have now become a popular product, you'd find them at every departmental store and you'd notice multiple brands providing them at varied SPF's. Every TV Commercial, dermatologist and a beauty magazine talks about the importance of using a sunscreen. SPF products come in various forms such as Skincare products, cosmetics and even clothing these days. However, everything that you hear may not be true. Today, I am going to help you break 5 (FIVE) myths about SPF!

1. SUNSCREENS DO NOT HAVE AN EXPIRY DATE

This is the myth that is literally the most harmful for us. We never pay attention to the expiry date mentioned on the bottle and keep using the same sunscreen one summer after another until the bottle is finished. Using an expired sunscreen not only exposes your skin to the sun but also increases chances of skin infections.


2. SUNSCREENS ARE ONLY MEANT FOR YOUR FACE

I have seen so many people including my close friends and family use and buy sunscreens only for their face. Their are tons of brands which make sunscreens meant for your entire body. It is equally important to product our body from exposure to harsh UV rays as it is to protect our faces.


3. SUNSCREENS ARE ONLY MEANT FOR WOMEN

Another popular myth is that only girls use sunscreens and it is not required to be used by boys/men. If not equally important, it is rather most important that men use sunscreen given the fact that men are relatively more exposed to sun on a daily basis and tend to tan faster.


4. PEOPLE WITH DARK SKIN DO NOT NEED SUNSCREEN

No matter how dark or light your skin is, you are still required to use sunscreen. Skins of all shades has the potential to burn if left unprotected under the sun. Everyone regardless of their skin colour should wear sunscreen.


5. YOU NEED SUNSCREEN ONLY WHEN YOU ARE STEPPING OUT IN THE SUN

No doubt we need sunscreen when we are stepping out in the sun but one should wear sunscreen even when they are at home. The use of laptops, mobile phones and other gadgets also expose you to harmful rays which affect your skin and makes it prone to premature ageing. Don't forget to include sunscreen in your everyday skincare routine.


   

CONVERSATION

0 comments:

Post a Comment

Back
to top