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Debunking 7 most common myths about sunscreen for face

Debunking 7 most common myths about sunscreen for face

When it comes to skincare, sunscreen for face is one of those products that is universally recommended. It’s not just a cosmetic choice; it’s a crucial step in protecting our skin from the damaging effects of the sun’s rays. Yet, despite its importance, there are numerous myths surrounding sunscreen and how to protect skin from sun that can lead to confusion and misinformation. Let’s debunk seven of the most common myths about sunscreen for face and set the record straight on why it’s a non-negotiable in any skincare routine.

Myth 1: Sunscreen is only necessary on sunny days

The truth is, that the sun’s harmful UV rays can penetrate through clouds, meaning your skin is still at risk of damage even on overcast days. That’s why sunscreen for face should be applied every day, regardless of the weather.

Opt for a broad-spectrum sunscreen like Spawake’s UV Cut Silky Milk Sunscreen with SPF 50+/PA+++, which is suitable for all skin types and provides comprehensive protection against both UVA and UVB rays.

Myth 2: Sunscreen is only for fair skin tones

Sunscreen is not discriminatory, it’s essential for everyone, regardless of skin tone. While fair-skinned individuals may get sunburns more easily, people of all skin tones are susceptible to sun damage, including premature ageing and dark spots.

Spawake’s sunscreen range caters to all skin tones, ensuring everyone can enjoy sun protection tailored to their needs.

Myth 3: Higher SPF means better protection

While it’s tempting to think that a higher SPF offers superior protection, SPF primarily indicates the duration of protection against UVB rays, not its strength. Regardless of SPF, regular reapplication is key to maintaining effective sun protection throughout the day.

Consider using a broad-spectrum sunscreen such as Spawake’s UV Cut Silky Milk Sunscreen for outdoor activities, thanks to its higher SPF rating, providing extended protection during prolonged sun exposure.

Myth 4: Applying sunscreen once is sufficient for the entire day

Many people underestimate the importance of reapplication when it comes to sunscreen. To ensure continuous protection, sunscreen for the face should be reapplied every two hours, especially during outdoor activities or swimming.

Spawake’s UV Protect Aqua Gel with SPF 30/PA++ is perfect for indoor use, with its lightweight formula making it easy to incorporate into your daily skincare routine and reapply as needed. Whereas Spawake’s UV Cut Silky Milk Sunscreen for outdoor activities, given its high SPF rating of SPF 50+/PA+++, makes it ideal for extended periods of use. 

Myth 5: Sunscreen causes pimples

Some individuals avoid using sunscreen for fear of it clogging pores and causing acne. However, there are plenty of non-comedogenic sunscreen options available, such as Spawake’s UV Protect Aqua Gel, which is oil-free and suitable for acne-prone skin. By choosing the right sunscreen for your face, you can protect your skin without aggravating existing skin concerns.

Myth 6: Makeup with SPF provides adequate sun protection

While makeup products with SPF offer some level of sun protection, they are not a substitute for dedicated sunscreen. To ensure comprehensive protection, apply sunscreen for all skin types as a base layer before applying makeup. Spawake’s UV Skin-Tone Radiant Gel Sunscreen not only provides SPF 30 protection but also offers an instant glow, making it an excellent primer for makeup application.

Myth 7: Sunscreen is only needed in summer

Sunscreen is a year-round necessity, regardless of the season. UV rays can penetrate through clouds and windows, meaning your skin is constantly exposed to sun damage. By incorporating sunscreen into your daily skincare routine, you can protect your skin from premature ageing, sunburn, and the risk of skin cancer. Spawake’s UV Skin-Tone Radiant Gel Sunscreen with SPF 30/PA+++ is a versatile option suitable for daily use, helping you maintain a radiant complexion all year long.


Don’t let myths and misconceptions prevent you from prioritizing sun protection for your face. Sunscreen is an essential step in any skincare routine, offering vital protection against the sun’s harmful rays. Whether you’re indoors or outdoors, fair-skinned or dark-skinned, there’s a sunscreen for all skin types. By debunking these common myths and embracing the importance of sunscreen, you can safeguard your skin and enjoy a healthy, glowing complexion for years to come.

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