The ultimate guide to Sunscreens!

What are the various types of Sunscreen?

There are two different types of sunscreens.

  1. Physical Blockers.
  2. Chemical Blockers.

The Physical Blockers reflects back the UV rays. Its ingredients doesn’t gets absorbed into the skin. Chemical Blockers work by absorbing UV rays into itself. The Sunscreen we gets into the market has both physical and chemical properties.

Why we need Physical Blocker or a Sunblock if we have the combination of both physical and chemical?

It is because some people are allergic or their skin gets damage after when they get chemicals applied on their skin. Secondly new born babies older than 6 months should use the physical blockers.

The frequently used ingredients in the physical Sunscreen are:

  • Zinc Oxide
  • Titanium Oxide

Frequently used ingredients in Chemical Blockers:

  • Avobenzone
  • Oxybenzone
  • PABA
  • Salicylates

Which Sunscreen formulation should you use?

People with oily skin can use gel based sunscreens. While people with normal skin can use both gel based as formed as well as in lotion form. The people with dry skin should use Sunscreen in cream form.

How you can assess the efficiency of Sunscreen?

Here we have to take care of two things.

1. Star rating

** means medium efficiency.

*** means high efficiency.

**** means higher efficiency.

2. SPF (Sun Protection Factor)

It is the protection against UV visible rays.

  • SPF 15 – 93% protection.
  • SPF 30 – 97% protection.
  • SPF 55 – 98% protection.

Should we apply SPF-50 instead of SPF-30 just for 1% protection?

Well yes, every bit of protection matters.

Can there be a drawback of using higher SPF?

Some people can get false sense of security. That if they are applying higher SPF they are invincible. But that’s not the case. A Sunscreen can provide a basic protection. However if you want full protection avoid sun in the peak hours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. In this time period wear sun glasses and sun clothes that covers your body from Sun.

How much quantity of Sunscreen should you apply?

Quantity of Sunscreen is really an important factor for determining the degree of protection. You must apply 2 to 2 ½ finger tips on a face nick spread it evenly on your face.

  • You must apply it 15 minutes before going into the sun. Reapply it after every 3 to 4 hours.

Should you apply Sunscreen when sitting indoors?

Definitely yes, UV radiation can penetrate through all kind of glasses and can penetrate deep into your skin and can cause photo aging. So must apply it in the indoors.

Stay Healthy Stay Happy!

6 Things That Will Happen if You Will Stop Eating Sugar for a Week?

I don’t know about you but my friends will stop calling me “Sweetie”. Eating too much sugar can seriously affect your health. Its leads to weight gain sharp mood swings and even addiction.

  • Some Nutritionists consider sugar even more than FAT.

What will happen to your Heart, Brain, and Skin if you will quit sugar?

6. You Will Overcome a Serious Addiction

Studies showed that sugar is more addictive than cocaine.

Lab rats are given cocaine until they get addicted to it. Then they have given a choice either to continue cocaine or to switch to sugar and you know what? THEY SWITCHED TO SUGAR!

5. Your Breath Will Be Better

Sugar doesn’t just cause gum disease and cavities. It also provides a source of food for bacteria in these conditions they reproduce more quickly which results in a terrible breath.

4. You Will Increase Your Brain Power

Studies hinders such activities as learning and memorizing things. When preparing for exams, it’s better to stay away from chocolate and other sugar containing kind of foods. LESS SUGAR MEANS MORE KNOWLEDGE!

3. You Will Less Likely to Have Alzheimer’s disease

There is a chemical in your brain, known as BDNP. It helps the brain to form connections and make new memories. Drop in the factor has been linked to eating excessive amount of sugar.

2. Your Skin Will Looks Younger

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that giving up sugar may result in acne disappearing. Sugar is inflammatory. Inflammation is a known cause of acne.

1. Your Heart Will Thank You!

People who eat too much sugar have a much higher risk of having a heart attack. Soft drinks are trigger of coronary heart disease. Another reason is that it will cause decrease in insulin level and drop of the average heart rate that means your blood pressure will also decrease.

Stay Happy Stay Healthy!