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Should you apply sunscreen in the monsoon too?

sunscreen in the monsoon

Our daily skin-care routine should always include sunscreen and we all know why it is important to apply sunscreen. To prevent skin from tanning, wrinkles, premature aging, sunburn, and skin cancer, in the long-term, sunscreen should not be skipped.

But the question arises, is it essential to use sunscreen during the rainy season as well?

Monsoon has arrived. Rains and clouds covered the sky and it is important to re-energize your skin according to this season and to switch to a monsoon-friendly skincare routine. Sun is barely being visible in this season, so people tend to skip the sunscreen thinking their skin will not get damaged as the weather is cloudy and rainy. But the sun is still there even if it not visible. Sunscreen is vital as it protects us from the harmful ultraviolet radiation of the sun. It is always recommended by skin care professionals and dermatologists that sunscreen is important 365 days a year for healthy and younger-looking skin.

Reasons why not to skip sunscreen in Monsoon:

  • Cloudy skies hovering over us do not work as a filter and will not block the UV radiation from reaching the earth’s surface and may even enhance the effect of damage they cause to our skin. Apply sunscreen even during monsoon to protect your skin from sun damage.
  • Sunscreen is a must all year round, no matter what the season is. Even if it is winter or heavy rains. Do not skip sunscreen. It should be religiously applied daily because sun damage has nothing to do with the weather outside. It can even harm your skin on very cold days.
  • Heavy rains will not protect your skin from sun damage. UV radiations can pass through water too. Your skin will get burnt and tanned even in rain. Protect your skin by applying sunscreen if your want to enjoy the rain outside.

Things to remember while using sunscreen

  • A single application will not protect your skin the entire day. It is recommended to reapply the sunscreen after every few hours and strictly to reapply after prolonged sun exposure, heavy sweating, swimming, or heavy exercising.
  • The weather is humid and the thick formulation of sunscreens can make your skin oily, sticky, and sweat all day. You can go for a gel-based sunscreen as the lightweight texture will be loved not only by you but by your skin too.
  • Your sunscreen should provide you with broad spectrum protection of at least SPF30, and if the SPF is more, what’s better than this.

Fixderma’s Recommendations:

Shadow sunscreen SPF30+ gel and Shadow sunscreen SPF50+ gel  are dermatologically tested gel-based sunscreen formulations that are very lightweight on the skin and are non-comedogenic so that it can be even used on acne-prone skin too. These sunscreen gels are formulated with the most photo-stable sun protectors which are ideal for all weathers and suit all skin types, without leaving any white cast.

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