Monsoon comes as a much-awaited relief from the scorching summer heat. All you want to do is sit on your balcony and enjoy tea with pakoras.
That said, with the subsiding heat, many women tend to forget about an important element of their skincare routine—sun defense cream.
More than half of women still believe that they only need to wear sunscreen in summer or when the sun is shining bright. If you are one of them, you might want to re-think. Because UV rays will always be a potential threat to your skin, no matter the weather outside.
Along with causing pesky skin conditions, such as tanning, sunburn, rashes, and premature aging, harmful UV rays can also result in serious skin ailments, such as skin cancer. For that reason, make sure to buy sunscreen for the face and body to protect your skin from sun damage.
If you aren’t already convinced, here are a few reasons why you should shield your skin with the right amount of SPF during a rainy or cloudy day.
- Clouds don’t block the UV rays
If you think that the clouds are there to protect your skin from sun damage, you are mistaken. According to a report by the Skin Cancer Foundation, more than 80 percent of UV rays easily pass through the clouds. Exposure to this harmful radiation can in turn damage your skin.
Although dense clouds can limit the radiation to some extent, harmful UV rays can still peek through them. Besides, cloudy skies are unreliable; they can disappear anytime. For that reason, it is always better to prepare in advance and wear brightening sunscreen with SPF 40 to avoid free radical damage to your skin.
2. Sun damage has nothing to do with the weather outside
One of the most common misconceptions that many women have is that they need sun protection only during summer and when the sun is visible. And, as the temperature drops, they can skip sunscreen. Contrary to this belief, sunscreen is one of the most important elements of any skincare regime, no matter the temperature or outside environment. Whether it is a cold winter day or rainy day, UV levels are the same and can do just the same amount of damage to your skin as they do in summer.
Sun rays can reflect through sand and water
A common fact that we all learned in school about sun rays is that they have the tendency to reflect through sand and water, and we are not talking about rainbows.
According to research, 17 percent of UVB rays can reflect through water, sand, snow, and even grass, which intensifies the sun exposure by 80 percent. Therefore, even if it is overflowing outside, you are still getting affected by sun rays.
Now you know how necessary it is to apply sunscreen throughout the year. So, all you have to do is look for the best sunscreen in India and use it routinely for healthy skin.
CIEL’s Brightening Sunscreen SPF 40 provides broad-spectrum UVA & UVB protection. Whether you are looking for sunscreen for oily skin or dry skin, this sun defense cream is suitable for all skin types.