Beauty & Health

SPF Sunscreen – How Does It Help Prevent Against Sunburn?

SPF Sunscreen

Chances are that you may either be fair in complexion or a bit toned, another factor is your skin type and reactivity. If you have a bit more reactive skin type, or that which easily responds to hurts by external elements like sun, heat, change of weather, water change etc, i’m sure you’d be spending more on your skin’s maintenance.

Of course yes, SPF, as quoted in our today’s topic hints unambiguously to your skin and its reaction to sunlight. As the same signifies, Sun Protective Factor (SPF), a measure of how well a sunscreen will protect your skin from UltraViolet rays – which is a major type of radiation that causes sunburn, damages the skin and may also contribute to skin cancer.

More so, one common biological changes of the skin that does not guarantee its safety on exposure to sunlight is color, however, whether you’re 80% fairer, 40 % or 20 %, probabilities are that your skin may still get burnt if it is allergic to sunlight.

Having said this, understanding your skin type and level of reactivity most especially to sunlight would help you tailor down the best SPF practices. It will help you understand the level of concentration of SPF that should be in your body oil/lotion.

Here are few points to note

  • If your skin often get burnt after being exposed under the sun for 10 minutes, applying an SPF 15 sunscreen would indefinitely permit you to last 15 times longer without experiencing any burn or whatsoever. This means an added 150 minutes. A rough estimate which mainly depends on several factors including your skin type, the amount of SPF applied and as well the intensity of the sun on your skin. It is ideal to comprehend that SPF is limited to help you determine duration of exposure but rather to help measure up protection from amount of UVB exposure.
  • If you’re unsure of what to do but yet hope to get the best protection, experts recommend using a minimum SPF sunscreen of 15, applying a wholesome amount of it on the skin before embarking on each day’s outing would do more than just giving you protection against burns, but also ensure maximum comfort.
  • A good number of people under-apply SPF. Doing so does not help the situation to a reasonable extent, but only provides the square root of the SPF. this further translates that using half application of an SPF 30 only provides an effective SPF of approximately 5.5.

SPF is relevant in so many ways, even so, it is recommended to both adults and children above maturity age bracket.

Conclusively, before shopping an SPF, it is always advisable to monitor brand authenticity, this helps you to get the best out of the market. Good and known brands tends to be more better-off.
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