Yes, the summers are upon us and so will begin the holiday season. A beach vacation is one of the best ways to spend the holiday season, don’t you agree?
What is stopping you? There are so many beach destination options, resorts, and a lovely collection of beachwear to choose from!
Are you worried about the sun affecting your skin? Maybe you are worried about reports that these rays may cause skin cancer.
Your doubts are not unfounded. Some rays of the sun are really harmful to the skin. Direct exposure to sunrays can cause minor or major issues to the skin like tanning, damage, or even skin cancer.
There are two major rays of the sun that can affect us when we are outdoors
- UVA – causes aging of the skin
- UVB – causes skin burns
So there must be a block that can protect your skin from the sun during your beach time. Some of the best Konkan beaches.
Sunscreen creams, gels, and lotions are the best solutions to combat the ill effects of skin exposure to these rays. There are few things you should look out for before selecting sunscreen.
- Since it will be used in Summer it should be able to counter sweating
- Again it should be water-resistant so that it works even when you are in the water
- SPF count is another factor you have to consider. SPF is an acronym for Sun Protection Factor. It is generally said that the higher the SPF, the higher the protection to your skin. However, there are other factors also that such as the tone of your skin and the amount of sunlight you are exposed to which will help you determine the best Sunscreen
Check out some of the popular sunscreens available in the market…
This package contains one sunblock which is available in the form of a cream. It has mallow extracts that are soothing and bestows anti-inflammatory properties. It also has hops extract that delivers astringent properties.
Lotus Herbals Safe Sun is specifically formulated for men of any skin type.
This Indian product has can be applied daily and frequently by persons who are outdoors regularly during the day. The areas it should be applied are the neck, legs, face, and arms.
The SPF of this product is 40 and it affectively counters skin redness, tan, sunburn, pigmentation, or sunspots and prevents pre-mature aging
Here is a product with SPF 50 that can be used by both men and women. This international product is in form of oil. It is effective against both UVA & UVB rays.
Suitable for all skin tones it is also water and sweat proof and apt for a day by the sea.
Some of the ingredients in this sunblock are water, homosalate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Benzophenone-3, Octocrylene, and a few more.
Apply this cream both on your face and body 15 minutes before you go into the sun. You may need to reapply after any activity such a swimming, or extended exposure to the sun. You will experience a smooth nonshiny finish after application.
Priced at 250 + shipping charges
Himalaya Herbal Protective sunscreen is graded at SPF 15 and is available in form of a lotion. Portable and light on the skin, it is formulated for both men’s and women’s skin.
Check out this lotion with Cinna bloc that is effective against both UVA and UVB rays. Apply a generous amount of the lotion on a daily basis on parts of your body exposed .to the sun.
This product has SPF 30 and is best for normal skin.
A Non-oily formulation, it has been tested for allergies. This sunscreen is also non-comedogenic and hence does not block skin pores. It protects against uneven patches, dark circles, redness, fine lines, and dark spots during skins exposure to sunlight
Remember to apply this product some 15 minutes before sun exposure.
This product is priced at Rs.198/-
Mamaearth’s Ultralight sunscreen lotion has SPF 50 and equally effective on all skin types- oily, normal, or dry.
It constitutes the following natural ingredients…
- Titanium dioxide – protects skin against UVA and UVB
- Carrot seed oil – moisturizers and penetrates deeply into the skin without leaving external marks
- Turmeric – provides anti-bacterial properties
- Orange oil – has anti-inflammatory properties and effective on all skin types
Take a pea-sized amount of lotion. Apply them all over the face and neck areas in form of dots and massage these dots in a circular motion. Do the same process till the whole lotion is absorbed.
It is priced economically at Rs.499/-
You can actually feel the lightness of this sun cooling gel on application. Lakme Sun Expert. After sun Cooling gel has extracts of Lemongrass and cucumber extracts and hydrates your skin and protects it on exposure to the sun. Lemongrass also helps to balance the oil levels of your skin.
It is affective on all skin types.
Use this gel after sun exposure only. Once you are indoors, wash your face and then apply this gel in circles and experience the gel hydrating your sun-exposed skin.
Check out this Sun Expert with SPF 24 that helps block 97% of sun rays from hurting your skin. The product is in Lotion form and it is suitable for all adult skin types.
It moisturizes skin, prevents tans and provides a lovely glow to your skin.
La Shield has the ratings SPF 40+ and PA+++. It is an oil-free sunscreen in form of gel and hence nongreasy, ideal for humid conditions in India.
This product protects from both UVA and UVB rays. It is free from preservatives, color additives, and fragrance. It is suitable for all skin types and provides a youthful radiance after absorption. It’s anti-acne and water-resistant features make it quite popular.
It is in form of a cream with SPF 40. You can experience a tinted and matte effect and obtain flawless skin on application. Excellent for all skin types,
It is 100%organic mineral sunscreen certified by QCS in January 2019. Some of its ingredients include Cranberry extracts, natural zinc oxide, and natural titanium oxide
Another feature that appeals is that it is water and sweat resistant. Just apply it 15 minutes before exposure or every morning after your bath or face wash. The product is priced at 463/-
This non-oily moisturizing lotion has an SPF of 30. It provides instant protection as it is absorbed easily and immediately. It feels very light on the skin and retains skin moisture usually lost on exposure to the sun.
An SPF 50 is also available These are some best sunscreens available in the market today. Choose wisely and enjoy your holiday at the favorite beach destination making memories of your lifetime.