The Best Body Sunscreen
Here I’ll present few different scenarios with you and while they’ll look so different, there’ll be something common in them. So, let us see.
Scenario No. 1: It’s a beautiful sunny day, you’re on your vacation, having fun on the beach, soaking up all the beautiful sea breeze. Or you’re on the hike in beautiful terrain. Or you’re just enjoying your day off outside on your porch or having a nice picnic in a nearby park.
Scenario No. 2: It’s again, a beautiful sunny day, you’re on your way to work or school. All are motivated and dedicated to learn something new or to accomplish something.
So, what is similar In these drastically different situations? The Sun. And the UV rays. These dangerous UV rays have the potential to destroy your skin because they’re harsh. Studies prove that UV rays from the sun are one of the leading causes of skin cancer. Moreover, it is something that causes your skin to age faster than normal. Other effects are tanning of the skin, sun spots, freckles, etc. So, what is the solution? The best sunblock is all you need to keep these harmful UV rays at bay.
In case you’re wondering what is sunblock and what is there to know about it? You’ve come to the right place because will tell you all about it!
A Guide To Your Skin-Protection Journey!
Introduction to sunblock
A sunblock, or a sunscreen are essentially the same things and both are used to protect your skin either by blocking the sun rays by reflective mechanism or by absorption mechanism. Certain ingredients block and scatter the rays back or absorb it so it doesn’t reach the skin. There are some terminologies specific to sunscreens, so let us familiarise ourselves with that first.
Generally, 3 types of rays are emitted from the sun. UVA, UVB, and UVC rays. UVA and UVB rays are extremely damaging. When a label claims to be broad spectrum on a sunscreen, it means that particular sunscreen offers protection against UVA and UVB rays both, instead of UVA rays only. It is always advised to select broad-spectrum sunscreen before making a decision.
SPF is the abbreviation of the ‘Sun Protection factor’. It is the degree of protection your sunscreen offers from the UVA. UVB rays. Dermatologists recommend using SPF 30 and above for daily routine since it provides the required amount of protection.
PA is the protection grade against UVA rays. PA+++ is designed for skin that is likely to get high exposure to UVA rays, hence the protection factor in the sunscreen is higher.
The best sun block or the best sunscreen is the one that performs these functions effectively but there is one common drawback with sunblock. It is the fact that sunblocks tend to leave behind a white cast due to their formulation which makes it less than ideal to use. Moreover, sunscreens tend to be comedogenic (thick preparations that don’t allow your skin to breathe). These issues decrease user compliance greatly.
Best Body Sunscreen
The exceptional ingredients to look for, in sunscreen are Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. Moreover, avobenzone, homosalate, etc are also super good ingredients that provide your skin with the desired protection.
Ingredients To Avoid
There are some ingredients that cause harm to your skin and the environment. The evidence suggests that we should avoid these ingredients in our sunscreen since they’re not safe as per FDA.
Oxybenzone is one such ingredient and we, at Jenpharm, are proud to announce that our products are 100% oxybenzone-free.
Sunscreens for Face and Body
There is no difference between sunscreens that can be applied on the face or body. Every sunscreen having good, desirable ingredients that prove to be a good filter against harsh rays, which can be used/ should be used on any exposed area of your skin.
Here are our recommendations for every skin type because we’re a firm believer in the concept of ‘something for everyone’ here at Jenpharm.
Spectra Block Max SPF 100 PA +++
Formulated with exceptional ingredients like Microfine zinc-oxide, Microfine titanium Dioxide, and Homosalate, this preparation works like a charm against UV rays from the sun. As a bonus point, Spectra block max SPF 100 is also tinted so it also acts like a BB cream to even out any discoloration your skin may have. Free of fragrance, this sunscreen doesn’t leave behind any white cast so it is very ideal for use even as a body sunscreen. This sunscreen is ideal for oily to
combination skin people.
SPECTRA MATT SPF 40 PA +++
Spectra matt is a sebum control sunscreen that is suitable for oily, acne-prone skin people. This Unique formulation consisting of a sebo micropore structure to help with the excess sebum, leaving behind a silky, matte finish that makes it an ideal companion for oily, acne-prone skin people. Due to the presence of tinosorb S and other phenomenal ingredients, this sunscreen doesn’t leave behind any white residue whilst absorbing any harmful rays, so it doesn’t reach your skin.
Spectra Block SPF 60 PA +++
Spectra Block is a carefully curated sunscreen, containing a unique blend of ingredients such as Microfine Zinc-oxide, Microfine Titanium Di-oxide, Aloe-vera, octocrylene, and vitamin E. This formulation is ideal for dry/combination skin people as it doesn’t stick to the dry patches and provides maximum protection against harmful UV rays. Apply as directed to get the best results.
There are some tips shared by experts to get the best possible results
1) Apply sunscreen as the last step of your AM skincare routine before makeup (if you do any) so sunscreen is not under many layers of other products that you’re using on top of it.
2) Apply sunscreen at least 15-20 mins before stepping outside.
3) Even if it is cloudy or you’re staying at home, it is important to apply sunscreen every day because UV rays enter our home through windows and doors and our artificial lights also emit some UV rays.
4) Mineral sunscreens are generally less irritating than chemical sunscreens so they’re suitable for kids or sensitive skin people.
This winds up our hands-on guide to face and body sunscreens. As important as the sun is in our life, it is equally important to protect your skin against its harsh effects.