7 Sunscreen myths you’d want to stop believing

7 Sunscreen myths you’d want to stop believing

Hey there! You think you know everything about skincare just because your friends say so? Well, let’s keep that aside and burst few of these sunscreen myths for you!

We’ve got you covered here at Iba, because we have the right gyan in store just for you. Many a times you’ve heard or received advices regarding a sunscreen; when to apply, how to apply, where to apply...and we’re sure that most of them have left you in puddle of confusions.

Let’s sort that out for you today. Here are 7 myths about sunscreens that you need to stop believing right now!

SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. Simply put, an SPF rating tells you how long you can stay in the sun without getting burned while wearing that sunscreen.

For example, it typically takes you 15 minutes to burn without sunscreen, so if you apply an SPF 10, it will take 10 times longer (2.5 hours) to burn in the sun. Interesting… isn’t it?

But remember!!!!!!…… A higher SPF doesn't indicate superior sun protection—it indicates that you will remain protected in the sun for a longer amount of time.

For example, an SPF 10 product protects your skin just as effectively as one with an SPF of 50. However, SPF 10 sunscreen will need to be applied more frequently.

To be safe, no matter what SPF you choose, it's best to reapply sunscreen at least every two hours, no matter where you are or what you are doing.

Properly applied SPF 50 sunscreen blocks 98 percent of UVB rays; SPF 100 blocks 99 percent. When used correctly, sunscreen with SPF values between 30 and 50 offers adequate sunburn protection, even for people most sensitive to sunburn. So, to all those people who kept on believing that more the SPF it is better, hope you got your answer!!! ;)

The SPF only indicates the level of protection against the sun's ultraviolet B

 rays, which are called UVBs for short. However, ultraviolet A (UVA) rays also pose risks. They age the skin and contribute to skin cancer. SPF alone does not protect against UVA rays.

In order to get the best sun protection possible, look for a sunscreen that provides both UVA and UVB protection.

Buying Tip: Look for a sunscreen that says "broad spectrum" on the label and that has an SPF of at least 30 to protect your skin from both UVA and UVB rays.

No, you are not! Sunscreens generally last up to 2-3hours depending on your SPF unit! It is extremely important to re-apply your sunscreen and in case you forget, just add a reminder alarm. This way you’ll be protecting your skin like a boss this summer!

No, you absolutely don’t! Having a sun tan does mean that you have a good level of vitamin D. You just need 10-15 minutes of sun daily before your body reaches the maximum limit of vitamin D and then your body automatically stops. The best way to maintain vitamin D is through a healthy diet and sun exposure– in moderation.

Yes, lady, you do need a sunscreen regardless of the fact that you’re dusky or fair. Sunscreen is extremely essential for all skin types and complexions as it helps in preventing skin cancer as well as premature aging caused by sun damage.

Some sunscreens have been proved to have harsh chemicals that might not be suitable for few skin types. But we have a solution for this one too! Iba SPF 50 Invisible Sunscreen is extremely mild with ingredients like aloe vera water, witch hazel water, and coconut water, making the texture extremely light and water-based! The sun is your true enemy so gear up with your sunscreen armor this summer!

SPF should always be the final step of your morning routine, no matter the outside temperature or weather. The sun’s UV rays can penetrate through clouds and even windows, so it is still possible to be sunburned when the sky is cloudy or when you’re working indoors!

You can thank us later for these myth busters but for now, protect your skin!