Dr Irene Williams speaks on Myths and Facts of Sunscreen


National Sunscreen Day happens on May 27. Doctors advise to rub and absorb the sunscreen lotion, cream or spray before enjoying the warmth and light of summer. The higher the sun protection factor (SPF) the better. Skin is exposed to UV rays every day of the year, because UV rays penetrate clouds. Understanding is the difference between chemical and physical sunscreens.

 Since physical ones sit on top of the skin, they form a physical barrier between the skin and damaging UV rays. In addition, they work immediately upon application, are broad spectrum (meaning they protect against both UVA and UVB rays), and less prone to irritating sensitive skin.

Talking about this Dr.Irene Williams says, " UV rays from the sun can penetrate clouds and reach your skin even on cloudy or overcast days. It's important to wear sunscreen every day, regardless of the weather. Wear Sunscreen even if you are indoors under bright light & gadget lights. Most cosmetic products offer protection that is much lower than the minimum recommended SPF 30+. You should wear sunscreen under your makeup if you’re going to be in the sun. No sunscreen can provide all-day protection. Sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours or after swimming or sweating. The difference between SPF 50+ and SPF 30+ is only 0.5%".

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