Any amount of time, money and effort you spend on your skin is in vain if you skip sunscreen and let the sun damage all that hard work you put in. So gear up, no matter what age you are, young or old it doesn’t matter, just go out and get yourself a good sunscreen and apply it religiously.
MYTH: You need to wear it only when going out..
FACT: You need sunscreen indoors and outdoors. Sunrays UVA and UVB both penetrate thorough windows.
MYTH: There is no need for sunscreen if the weather is cloudy.
FACT: You need sunscreen no matter what the weather is. Cold, hot, rainy, stormy, whatever. If it’s still daylight, you need it. Again sunrays pass through clouds and rain.
MYTH: One application is enough.
FACT: You need to reapply sunscreen every 2 to 3 hours for maximum protection.
MYTH: Sunscreen protects from tanning
FACT: If you are exposed to the sun on a daily basis, sunscreen will not stop the tan. The tan might be minimised but it will still happen. It will protect your skin from sun damage which is not something visible at first but worsens in the long run.
MYTH: Your foundation that states it has SPF in it is good enough
FACT: If you try to achieve the SPF level of a sunscreen by using a foundation, you’d probably have to use a tablespoon of foundation for your whole face and let’s be real, that’s gonna be some real cakey makeup and we don’t want that.
MYTH: Sunscreen makes you break out/clogs your pores
FACT: This really depends on everyone’s individual skin and their tolerance. This is true for any skincare product. Even a face wash that works for one might break another out. So trial and error is important. There has to be a sunscreen out there that suits you particularly. Just be patient and look for it. Don’t blame all sunscreens.
MYTH: Sunscreen causes cancer.
FACT: It actually does the opposite. It protects you from skin cancer.
MYTH: I have dark skin, I don’t need sunscreen.
FACT: You can’t just depend on your melanin to protect you from the sun. Dark skin might get tanned less in general. But again sun damages everyone’s skin the same.