Top 5 Myths About Sunscreen That You Need To Get Rid Of
Have you been regularly applying sunscreen on your body all year round to protect yourself from the harmful UV rays of the sun? Well, you must if you aren’t. There are a crazy number of myths revolving around sunscreen that we will set straight here.
Myth 1: Too much sunscreen spoils the skin
Well, ‘too much’ is a relative term, ladies. Something that is ‘too much’ for you may be minuscule for your friends. You obviously shouldn’t be using it in place of a regular moisturizer, but otherwise don’t be afraid of ‘too much sunscreen’.
Myth 2: No need to use sunscreen in cloudy weather
We find it very amusing to see how people make their own judgments about the application of sunscreen. Have you heard this before? ‘Oh, it’s going to rain today. I don’t need to apply sunscreen’. That’s a lie, ladies. No scientific text says that clouds block the sun’s harmful UV radiation. It’s a fact that sun’s rays penetrate through clouds and are reflected by the sand, snow or water on the ground. This directly affects our skin.
Myth 3: Sunscreen has no side effects
Just like other cosmetics available in the market, you have to be cautious with sunscreens too. It is common logic that you shouldn’t expose your skin to sunscreen lotions of any kind if you have swelling, acne, skin irritation, rashes or redness. There are special medicated sunscreens you can use under the expert advice of your dermatologist, if you have very sensitive skin.
Myth 4: I can put on an ounce of sunscreen on my way out
Applying sunscreen on your way out? How is that going to help? It would be as good as not putting any sunscreen at all! It’s a completely wrong belief that putting on some sunscreen lotion just before we venture out is going to be enough. Not right, ladies. Sunscreen is not a magical potion. You have to apply it at least half an hour before leaving, otherwise you’ll get no immediate protection from the sun. Get rid of this crazy myth.
Myth 5: I have dark skin. I don’t require sunscreen!
What? This is the most absurd thing we have ever heard. You must write it in stone that dark skin has nothing to do with the sun’s harmful UV radiation. Skin is skin, dark or light. The only difference is, if you have dark skin, you won’t be able to see the tan. But that’s it. Your regular usage of SFP 30 application is a must, ladies.
Just like all other things, sunscreen is a great benefactor to your skin, if used in correct proportions. Don’t start believing what others tell you. Sunscreen is, and will always be an essential beauty product to protect you from the harsh sun all year round.