The sun plays a very big role in the health of skin it can determine how quickly the skin ages, how it bounces back from injury and how it reacts to products. Sun care is an essential part of everybody’s routine whether you are oilier, lighter, darker, dryer, or inside all day the effects of sun damage look different on different people. UVA and UVB rays can hits different layers of the skin and break down cells, causing DNA damage that has far reaching effects. so care your skin on daily basis from sun UV rays is an essential part of everybody routine.
When the sun’s rays hit the skin, regardless of the skin type, there will be free radical damage. UV rays damage and kill skin cells leading to sunburn, blisters, dry, dull and uneven skin tone, pigmentation and a major loss of collagen.
- Dry Skin
The sun can cause already dry skin to dry up further, and give it flaky and cracked apperance making it appear wrinkled and tired. water content in the skin is depleted and the Natural Moisturising Factor (NMF) can be damaged due to a broken down skin barrier. This will cause the skin to dry out further,” says Dr Anand. “Pick a cream-based sunscreen with ingredients like ceramides, glycerin, hyaluronic acid, honey that moisturise the skin. It should be broad spectrum protection and contain antioxidants to calm the redness and boost the skin’s anti-ageing potential,” says Dr Kapoor.
- Oily skin
Prolonged sun exposure can make the skin tan quickly, but it will not burn that easily. Sun exposure can cause oily skin intensify Oil production, leading to seborrhoea and eventually blemishes.Thick coats of sunscreen will only clog the pores and lead to blackheads and whiteheads. “Instead, use a non-comedogenic and lightweight gel or fluid-based sunscreen. Also, look for ingredients such as green tea, tea tree oil or niacinamide when shopping for sunscreen.
- Sensitive Skin
Sensitive skin trends to break out in rashes when exposed to the sun. Redness, itchness and other inflammation is common too. “Pick a sunscreen that is water-resistant, broad-spectrum, contains zinc oxide or titanium oxide along with other soothing ingredients like panthenol, and allantoin. Minimum SPF should be 30—50 is ideal—and along with it invest in a wide-brimmed hat to shade your skin,” says Dr Kapoor about the ideal sun care for this skin type.