When it comes to using sunscreen, we often end up putting our faith in baseless myths. As a result, we pave the way for harming our skin. So, it is time ladies to stop believing in such myths and do what is needed. Believe in Science, and see the benefit!
Myth#1: Using SPF with Makeup is all the protection that your skin requires:
While moisturizers and foundations are available with SPF to protect your skin, most of them offer very low SPF ratings. Thus, they do not ensure total protection from the UV menaces. Sunscreen with the phrase “broad spectrum” is the product you must look out for. The “broad spectrum” means it will ensure you some exclusive security from the harsh and harmful UV rays.
Myth#2: SPF 100, you are guarded 100%:
If this is your belief, then you need to change your perception. To be honest, no sunscreen on earth can oath to provide full protection. SPF 30 gives you 97% while that of 50 renders only 98% protection. The dermatologists only recommend at least SPF 30, but then if you are sun-sensitive you may go higher as well.
Myth#3: Sunscreen is the cause of Melanoma:
Earlier this was a firm belief, but a recent rigorous research in Australia encourages its use. Melanoma, the most common form of skin cancer, can easily be avoided by using proper sunscreen along with some major precautions. When the research in Australia with a township of 1621 residents concluded after a decade, it was observed that people using “broad spectrum” sunscreen lotion are fully protected from Melanoma. However, people using just normal SPF lotion or avoiding it are more vulnerable to skin cancer. So girls, keep aside the myths and go for sunscreen!
Myth#4: Spending lot of time under the sun during childhood days?
Congratulations, the damage is already done! This is absolutely an illogical, meaningless, baseless conception because Sunscreen is a thing that is never too late to start with. You just need to begin. That’s all there is to it.
Myth#5: Many members of the gentle sex are allergy-prone to sunscreen:
Even though it’s not a common complaint; it is not quite uncommon as well. Many girls often make a fuss about using SPF as they get allergies. As a matter of fact, allergy appears in different ways and different forms. So, what can you do to counter this problem? Well, before you apply the SPF lotion all over your face and body, try it on a small area over your body (like on your wrist). If it starts its itching or the area turns reddish, it is the sign of danger. Never ever use that again or otherwise, be prepared to pay for your deed! Change your sunscreen immediately by consulting with your dermatologist. Most importantly, never ever buy a cheap sunscreen because it can be dangerous to your skin. This cautious measure can actually make a huge difference.
As the ozone layer depletes and the risk of skin cancer increases due to the increasing UV radiation, do not waiver from sunscreen due to some silly myths. Use sunscreen while going out on the sun and be protected from skin cancer completely.