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Rain or gloom: Why sunscreen is still essential during monsoon

Rain or gloom: Why sunscreen is still essential during monsoon

Monsoon season is upon us, and with it comes rain, humidity, and cloudy skies. While many of us may assume that sunscreen is unnecessary during this weather, the truth is that UV rays can still harm our skin, even on overcast days. In this blog, we'll explore why using sunscreen cream or sunscreen lotion is essential during monsoons, as well as how to choose the right sunscreen for your skin type, along with other skincare tips.

Table of Contents:
The Science Behind Sunscreen
Benefits of Using Sunscreen During Monsoon Season
Choosing the Right Sunscreen for your skin type
Skincare During Monsoon Season
How to Use Sunscreen Effectively
Frequently Asked Questions

The Science Behind Sunscreen

Before we dive into the importance of using sunscreen during monsoon season, let's discuss how it works. Sunscreen contains ingredients that either absorb or reflect UV rays, preventing them from penetrating the skin and causing damage. UV rays can cause sunburn, dark spots and even premature aging, which is why it's crucial to protect your skin from them.

Despite the rain and cloud cover during monsoon season, UV rays can still penetrate through the clouds and harm our skin. In fact, some studies suggest that UV radiation can actually be higher during cloudy days because the clouds can reflect and scatter the UV rays, increasing their intensity.

Benefits of Using Sunscreen During Monsoon Season

There are many benefits of sunscreen usage during the monsoon season.

  • Helps to protect against sun damage, which can cause premature aging.
  • It evens out your skin tone and prevents dark spots from forming.
  • It can help to keep your skin hydrated and prevent it from drying out, which is especially important during the humid monsoon season.
However, the humid weather can make us not want to layer more products onto our skin. A lightweight gel sunscreen like Spawake’s UV Protect Aqua Gel is a good option for times like these. An aqua enriched formula, its fast absorbing oleic surfactants leave your skin feeling fresh, smooth and non-sticky.

Choosing the Right Sunscreen for your skin type

When choosing a sunscreen, it's important to consider your skin type and needs.
For Oily skin:
- Look for a sunscreen lotion that is oil-free and non-comedogenic.
For Dry skin:
- Look for a sunscreen cream that is hydrating and moisturizing.

It's also important to choose a sunscreen with a high SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of at least 30, which will provide adequate protection against UV rays such as Spawake’s UV Protection Range, which provides broad spectrum protection from the sun and is a suitable sunscreen for all skin types.

Skincare During Monsoon Season

With rains pouring and laziness in the air, skincare in monsoon can often go for a toss. Even if the cool weather makes you feel lazy, stick to your routine. In addition to using sunscreen, there are other skincare tips to keep in mind during monsoon season. For example, it's important to use a moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated, as the humidity can cause excess oil production and breakouts. It's also a good idea to avoid skincare ingredients that can further dry out your skin, such as alcohol-based toners or harsh exfoliants. A hydrating sunscreen like Spwake’s UV Cut Silky Milk Sunscreen is a good choice for the monsoons as it absorbs easily and leaves the skin non-sticky and without any residue.

How to Use Sunscreen Effectively

To get the most out of your sunscreen, it's important to use it correctly. Here are some tips you can follow:

  • Apply sunscreen cream or sunscreen lotion generously to all exposed areas of your skin, including your face, neck, and hands.
  • Reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming or sweating
  • Use the right amount of sunscreen – about a shot glass full for your entire body.
In conclusion, using sunscreen during the monsoon is essential to protect from UV rays. Choose high SPF, based on skin type and needs. Add moisturiser and avoid harsh ingredients for healthy skin. So, lather on that sunscreen and enjoy the rains with some lip smacking onion bhajiyas and pudina chutney!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why should you use sunscreen daily even when indoors?

It is important to use sunscreen daily even when indoors because UV rays from the sun can penetrate through windows and cause damage to your skin.
UV Radiation can damage your skin in many ways:

  • Premature aging
  • Dark spots
  • Increased risk of sun burn
Exposure to blue light from electronic devices can also contribute to skin damage.
Therefore, applying sunscreen as part of your daily skincare routine can help protect your skin from these harmful effects.

2. Is sunscreen necessary in the monsoon?

Don't be fooled by the cloudy skies during monsoon season! You still need to wear sunscreen to protect your skin. The humidity and moisture can cause it to wear off more easily, so remember to reapply every two hours. Using sunscreen not only prevents dark spots and sunburn but it also prevents against premature aging. So, make sure to slather on that SPF and enjoy the rainy season worry-free!

3. Is it OK to not use sunscreen everyday?

No. Repeated exposure to the sun can burn the skin and reduce its elasticity, leading to premature aging. Apart from that, being out in the sun for too long without sunscreen can also lead to different types of skin issues with time.So, make sure to protect your skin by using sunscreen every day.

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