We all are aware that the sun is the source of all life on our planet. Yet, over exposure to sunlight often results in harmful effects like sun tan, skin darkening, skin issues and other skin troubles. Sun burn is a very common effect of exposure to the sun. 

In India, people are quite used to sun exposure because being a tropical country, most parts of India get huge quantities of sunlight all year round. However, as people are getting more and more conscious towards their skincare, they are slowly realizing the need and benefit of sun protection. 

4 Easy Ways To Protect Yourself From Sun

There are many ways to protect your skin against the harmful rays of the sun and the easiest and common ways are detailed below.

  1. Cover yourself – The simplest advice anyone can give you is to cover yourself up properly while stepping out in the sun. whether we talk of daily sun exposure or we talk of sun exposure on specific days like on holidays and during travel, the best way to keep the sun rays at bay is to cover up. You can wear long sleeved clothes on sunny days and if you drive a two wheeler, it is very necessary to wear gloves. Wear shoes that cover the feet completely. Face and hair need to be covered with a stole or a scarf as well. Also, focus should be on covering the entire face along with the neck and the head as well. Covering just the face and not the head is not a great idea as the heat wave can hit the head. Also, our hair too needs to be protected from the sun.
  2. Avoid the sun as far as possible – If you have a choice, try to step out only in the evening and not during the peak hours of sunlight which are between 12 to 4. If you can stay indoors during these hours, it will be good for you and you will be safe from the strongest of sun rays. 
  3. Be careful even on cloudy days – Now sun exposure can happen even on days when you actually do not see the sun. Thereby meaning that even if the sun is not visible, it can still cause tanning and other sun burns because the clouds do not stop all of the sun’s rays.
  4. Use a good sunscreen – The most important point to keep in mind is that one should always use a good quality sunscreen. One should choose a light sunscreen that is a non-oily formula and does not get absorbed into the skin. Always choose a sunscreen that does not need frequent reapplication. Choose one with SPF and UVA+UVB filters. Re'equil Oxybenzone & OMC Free Sunscreen Lotion is a great sun protection agent. This sunscreen keeps the skin safe from the sun for as much as 6 hours. Thus, you need not worry about frequently reapplying the lotion. Also, it provides long term protection from UVA and UVB rays of the sun. It is specially formulated to give you a matte finish and to suit all skin types especially acne prone, oily and sensitive skin.  

When To Wear Sunscreen

You need to wear sunscreen each day without fail. Even if you are not stepping out in the sun and even if it is a cloudy day. Wearing a sunscreen is a must. You must always protect your skin against the environment and sunscreen is the only way to do it. Re'equil Oxybenzone & OMC Free Sunscreen Lotion is the best sunscreen that you can use as it is a light and non-oily formula. Most people avoid sunscreen because most sunscreens are heavy and cause oily and sticky skin. However, with this sunscreen you need not worry about such issues.  Just apply it every day and enjoy the sun without fear of skin tan, sun burn and so on. 

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