We all know the 3 commandments to get clearer and healthier skin—hydrate, nourish and protect. Increasing your intake of water and applying a generous amount of moisturiser is an easy step towards flawless skin. But what about protection from the sun? The UV rays of the sun are super harmful, and can even penetrate through the thickest on clouds even on the gloomiest of days. This is why wearing sunscreen is an all-year-round necessity (just like water and moisturiser). So next time you question the need for it, just know that it serves a greater purpose for your skin in the long run!
But now that you know why you need it? You need to know the right one to use!
Just like all our five fingers, no one is ever the same. People’s skin types vary, and we know first-hand that finding the right sunscreen for your skin type can be tricky. But we’re here to make the process for you a lot easier! I met up with celebrity dermatologist, Jaishree Sharad and got a lowdown on the kind of ingredients, and products you need to look out for when picking a sunscreen for your own skin type.
Dr. Jaishree recommends that:
For regular use, one should opt for for a sunscreen with SPF 30 and PA+++. The PA signifies protection from Ultraviolet A, and these rays are responsible for sunburns, sun tan, fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation. So, the PA is more important than the SPF.
Do you use any of these? Also, comment below or DM us at @missmalinibeauty if you have any skin-related questions!