20 Best Sunscreens in India: When in Doubt, SPF it

20 Best Sunscreens in India: When in Doubt, SPF it
Best Sunscreens in India with Price, Offers
It's time to beat the summer sun with the best sunscreens for face + body in India. We found 20 hardworking formulations of sunscreen lotion that will give you quality broad spectrum protection – warding off both UVA rays (with PA), which age your skin, AND UVB rays (with SPF), that are responsible for causing pesky sunburns (in case this boggles your mind, we explain sunscreen lotion jargon below). Slather on generous amounts to save your skin from photodamage. In addition to sunscreen lotion, you may use hats, caps and full-sleeved shirts to shield your face and body further. Listed below, the 20 best sunscreens in India (sunscreens for dry skin, sunscreens for oily, acne-prone skin, sunscreen lotion for face and body, the whole gamut) to protect youthful skin from its number one enemy – UV rays. You'll be thanking us a few years from now.

What is SPF?

SPF is short for Sun Protection Factor. It measures the level of protection against UVB rays, which are responsible for causing skin cancers and sunburns. So SPF 15 blocks 93% UVB rays, SPF 30 97% and SPF 50 98%. If you're going to be out in the sun long, dermatologists recommend you use sunscreen lotions with at least SPF 30+.
  • SPF 15 – 93% UVB blockage
  • SPF 30 – 97% UVB blockage
  • SPF 50 – 98% UVB blockage

What is PA+++?

PA refers to the Protection Grade of UVA rays. The more the +'s after PA, the better the protection against UVA rays, responsible for sun spots, wrinkles and other forms of skin ageing. In other words, a sunscreen lotion labelled PA+++ will protect you from very strong radiation, while PA++ will protect you from moderate radiation.
  • PA+ – some UVA protection
  • PA++ – moderate UVA protection
  • PA+++ – high UVA protection

How to Apply Sunscreen

You may think sunscreen is reserved only for uber-sunny days, or that anything with SPF in it is enough to protect your skin from UV rays; but that's simply incorrect information. Follow the pointers below to apply sunscreen the right way:
  • Just because it's cloudy, or the dead of winter, doesn't mean you don't need sunscreen, as the sun's UV rays filter through every element you can think of. The golden rule is: never, ever step out without layering your face (and body) with a good sun lotion
  • Dermatologists recommend a minimum of SPF 30 when you're leaving the house, especially if you're going to be in the outdoors long. At the same time, there's no need to go over SPF 50, after which the efficacy of sunscreen sort of plateaus.
  • Many of you probably use BB creams which purpotedly have SPF in them. However, often the SPF count isn't enough (<30), or the amount of product you apply on your face is unable to do the job (unless you slather it on generously and risk your makeup looking cakey). So here's a simple trick we recommend -- just mix your favourite BB cream with any of the sunscreens below to fortify its UV-warding power
  • In giving attention to your face, you may miss other exposed parts of your body that are equally sensitive to UV rays-- we're talking about your arms, your neck, your legs and your feet. Give them a generous slathering, too!

20 Best Sunscreens in India for all Skin Types: When in Doubt, SPF it



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