Most people know the importance of sunscreen when it comes to protecting our skin from the ravages of the sun.
Harmful rays like UVA and UVB damage our skin, and prolonged exposure to it may lead to sun burn, skin irritation, or even worse, skin cancer.
The thing is, recent research has shown that UVA is more likely than UVB to cause cancer.
While most sunscreens protect us from UVB rays, which in turn helps prevent sun burn, many don't have UVA-resistant capabilities.
So it's a good idea to look for one that does provide UVA protection.
In general, the higher the SPF the better. But do take note, higher SPF means better protection, not longer.
Also, "water-resistant" ones should retain the SPF protection level even after contact with water.
When applying, don't stinge on it. Be generous with your application, and re-apply every 2 hours or so, or after swimming, perspiring etc.
And yes, you do need it on cloudy days as well...because it's the rays that harm, not how bright the sunlight is.
Of course, it's always better to avoid the sun, especially between 10am and 4pm, when the harmful rays aren't being absorbed too well by the atmosphere.
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When outdoors, wear caps or hats, long-sleeved shirts and shades, when you know that it's ridiculously burning out there.