Updated: Nov 3, 2020
There's something special about the summer months. From flowers in full bloom, to getting ready for your beach vacations ( which seem like a distant dream right now) and long bright sunny days, the season spells out vibrancy. While there are things to love about the summer it doesn't come without its cons - stickiness, humidity, the scorching sun and break outs.
While some amount of Vitamin D is essential, adding sunscreen to your skincare regime is one of the most important steps in skincare. It helps to create a protective layer between your skin and the sun, preventing your skin from the harmful UV rays that cause visible signs of ageing. Despite the fact that many of us are spending time indoors, it’s important to remember that sunscreen is a nonnegotiable necessity all year round. Be it winter or summer, protecting your skin from the sun whether or not you are directly exposed is quintessential.
The hustle bustle of daily life gets you rushing through your skincare regime and many of you forget to put it on sunscreen 30 minutes before stepping out. Considering shifting your skincare products to the washroom or toss a bottle into your hand bag or car to ensure you add this to your daily skincare routine.
Dr. Kiran Sethi, Dermatologist & Founder Isya Derm says, "Sunblock is vital to prevent aging, pigmentation,freckles, tanning and skin cancer. I prefer sunblock to sunscreen - sunblock is mineral sunblock and sunscreen is chemical based. Recently the US FDA came out with a warning that chemical sunscreens can be absorbed into the blood stream. Further, then can break down while on the skin and cause oxidative damage. So I prefer only 100% mineral and inert sunblocks. Further zinc oxide even helps protect against blue light from your phones and screens, and also from visible light from overhead light. Zinc Oxide is a mineral sunscreen type."
Dr. Kiran Sethi's Sunblock Recommendations
Name: Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Gel
Price: Rs 1,598. Buy It Here
Name: Mineral Face Spf 30 Sunscreen Lotion, Matte Cucumber
Price: Rs 6,286. Buy It Here
Brand: Crystal Tomato
Name: CRYSTAL TOMATO® BEYOND SUN PROTECTION
Price: Rs 7,195. Buy It Here
We've also put together a list of the best sunscreens available in the market for every budget.
1. Brand: SHISEIDO
Name: Perfect UV Protector SPF 50
Price: Rs. 3,150. Buy It Here
2. Brand: CLINIQUE
Name: Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Mineral Sunscreen Fluid For Face
Price: Rs. 2,700. Buy It Here
3. Brand Avene
Name: Very High Protection Cream Spf 50+(50 ml) Price: Rs 1575. Buy It Here
4. Brand: Forest Essentials
Name: SUN FLUID Tender Coconut Water with Turmeric & Basil Leaf SPF 50 Price: Rs 975. Buy It Here
5. Brand: Bioderma
Name: Photoderm Max Aquafluide SPF 50+ Teinte Claire(40ml) Price: Rs 1575. Buy It Here
6. Brand: Kama Ayurveda
Name: Natural Sun Protection SPF - 21 Price: Rs 1350. Buy It Here
7. Brand: Neutrogena
Name: UltraSheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 50+ Price: Rs 494. Buy It Here
8. Brand: La Shield
Name: Sunscreen Gel SPF 40 Price: Rs 790. Buy It Here
9. Brand: L'Oreal Paris
Name: UV Perfect Even Complexion SPF 50+(30ml) Price: Rs 412. Buy It Here