BEST SUNSCREEN FOR ALL SKIN TYPES IN PAKISTAN (2021 EDITION)
Everything sunshine is amazing and something the heart desires all the time, because frankly, who likes the gloomy, dull weather which just plunges your spirits. But with bright sunshine, comes the harsh UV rays of sun that are not very skin friendly. So, what do we do now? Do we go out and enjoy because the day is bright or do we stay indoors, wrapped in the cocoons', avoiding the sun because of its rays?
Well, you’re not a vampire (I hope) and you do not need to avoid the sun like a plague. There is, however, something you must do and something you must not attempt. Amongst the things, you must do is application of a good amount of sunscreen on your exposed skin before you leave your house and reapply your sunscreen every two hours, especially when you’re spending your time outdoors. What you must NOT do is, that you shouldn’t skip your sunscreen because “Eh, who needs sunscreen?” or “Ugh, I don’t want to put stuff on my skin”. I mean, I am don’t write the rules or I don’t have “A Guide to lead your life” but one thing I can say with 100% confidence is the fact that your sunscreen is the most important part of your skincare regime and it’s the one you shouldn’t skip.
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What Is A Sunscreen?
If you’re someone who’s not into skincare, chances are, you still know what sunscreen or sunblock is, but in case you’re not familiar with what this product is and why you must use it, here is your guide. A sunscreen, as the name implies, literally screens or block the harmful UV rays of sun or light that might penetrate the skin for worse. In order to avoid the exposure that is guaranteed to damage your skin, it is important to wear a nice and effective sunscreen. This guide will lead you to the best sunscreen In Pakistan so keep on reading.
The Adverse Effects of UV rays
Why do you hate the UV rays, you may ask. Well, I don’t have anything against these rays of varying wave-length but they sure do have something against a human’s skin and that’s why they cause harm to the skin. UV rays can penetrate the skin and can cause multiple types of skin cancers by interfering with the cellular activity of the body. Moreover, these UV rays can cause pigmentation in various areas thereby a person develops multiple brown or black spots, also known as the sunspots on their skin. UV rays also cause the skin to age earlier than usual so that is another drawback.
What Is Sunscreen Made Of?
Sunscreen is made of UV filters. Some ingredients such as Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Avobenzone, Homosalate, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octocrylene, Octyl Salicylate, etc are traditionally used. If you’re looking for the best sunblock in Pakistan, look out for these ingredients.
A commonly used term when it comes to sunscreens is ‘Broad Spectrum’. It is important to go for a broad-spectrum sunscreen as they offer protection against UVA and UVB rays. If you’re looking for sunblocks in Pakistan, there are many you can choose from, however, Jenpharm’s sunblocks are all broad-spectrum and do not leave a white cast. Moreover, all these sunblocks are affordable, making them the best sunblock for summer and winter in Pakistan.
Oxybenzone is a UV rays filter, however, it is proven to cause damage to the environment and the skin therefore it is now banned. Although many companies still use oxybenzone, however, Jenpharm’s products are all free of oxybenzone.
Sunscreen selection should be based on the skin type. The most common skin types are oily, dry, and combination skin types. Here are a few of our top favorite sunblock creams in Pakistan.
Spectra Block SPF 60
Composed of the best UV rays filters such as Octyl methoxycinnamate, Octocrylene, Zinc Oxide, titanium dioxide for the best protection against harmful UV rays, and some amazing skincare ingredients for adequate nourishment of the skin, such as Vitamin E and aloe vera, Spectra block SPF 60 is ideal for dry and dry to combination skin type. This sunscreen doesn’t choke the skin and doesn’t leave behind a white residue so which makes it easier to use. For the best results, apply liberally all over the exposed skin 15-20 min before leaving the house. It can be worn under makeup as well.
Spectra Matt SPF 40
Spectra matt SPF 40 is the best sunblock for oily skin in Pakistan. It contains a Sebo-micropores absorption technology in which the small silicone molecules absorb the excessive sebum from the skin, giving it a nice, flawless, and matt look. This feature makes it the best sunblock for oily skin in Pakistan. Containing effective UV filters such as OMC, Tinosorb S, Uvinul A+ this sunblock is a dreamy formulation for those who seek to avoid the sticky, white cast that a normal sunblock offers. This, one of it’s kind sunscreen is a must-have in your skincare basket if you have literal reservoirs of oily on your face!
Spectra Block Max SPF 100
If you’re someone with oily to combination skin or normal skin, and you want a tinted sunscreen that acts as an all-in-one (sunscreen, primer, mild coverage), this product is for you. Composed of remarkable ingredients such as avobenzone, homosalate, and Octisalate, this sunscreen is guaranteed to protect your skin against the harmful UV rays that make your skin age or cause uneven hyperpigmentation on the skin. Apply 2 fingers' worth of product on your exposed skin 15-20 minutes before leaving the house and see the magic protection it offers your skin. This sunscreen too doesn’t leave any white cast so it can be worn under makeup or as it is.
Sunscreen is the most important step and it should be done before the application of makeup and after all the AM skincare routine steps. Even if you’re someone who doesn’t step outside their homes, it is still important to wear sunscreen as the UV rays can penetrate through windows and doors and affect your skin. It is better to stay safe than sorry so yeah, Don’t skip your sunscreen!!