Sun Protection Factor (SPF) is a measure of how effectively a sunscreen product can protect the skin from the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. The SPF indicates the degree to which a sunscreen product can block UVA & UVB radiation, radiations that cause sunburn and contribute to skin cancer.
SPF is a numerical rating system that indicates the length of time a person can stay in the sun without getting sunburned. It's important to note that no sunscreen can provide 100% protection from UV radiation and that reapplication of sunscreen is necessary every two hours or after swimming or sweating heavily.
Additionally, sunscreen should be used in conjunction with other sun protection measures, such as wearing protective clothing and seeking shade during peak sun hours.
SPF protection for your skin.
Sun Protection Factor (SPF) protects the skin by blocking or absorbing ultraviolet radiation from the sun. UV radiations are responsible for causing sunburn and contributing to skin cancer, so blocking or reducing its effects can prevent skin damage and reduce the risk of skin cancer.
Sunscreen works by combining chemicals that absorb radiation or by using physical blockers such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide that reflect the rays away from the skin. The SPF number of a sunscreen indicates how well it protects the skin from radiation. When a person applies sunscreen, it creates a protective barrier on the skin that absorbs or reflects UVB radiation.
Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic has a wide range of aromatherapy-based sunscreens and is free of harmful chemicals, parabens, alcohol, artificial fragrance & colour. Below are sunscreens and sunblocks by Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic that you can add to your skincare routine for sun protection.
Aloe Vera Sunscreen Gel for Oily & Acne Prone Skin
This all-mineral, gel formula creates a physical barrier between you and the sun. The non-nano Zinc Oxide in this is a mineral reflector found in nature that scatters harmful rays. It is nongreasy, skin-friendly, and enriched with wheatgerm, avocado, and grapeseed oils that provide natural sun safety with vitamins B5, C, and E to prevent visible signs of aging. Calendula, peppermint, and Roman chamomile essential oils hydrate, soothe and reduce acne.
Cucumber Sunscreen Lotion for Normal to Sensitive Skin
Its ultra-light formula creates a physical barrier between you and the sun. It has wheat germ, coconut, and soybean oils. The essential oils of frankincense, myrrh, and Roman chamomile fade scars and soothe your skin. The non-nano Zinc Oxide is a mineral reflector that scatters harmful rays. Cucumber extracts soothe your skin and give a calming effect.
Carrot Sunscreen Lotion for Normal to Dry Skin
This all-mineral super light formula provides natural sun safety with vitamins B5, C, and E and also delays visible signs of aging. The blend of essential oils of lavender, chamomile, and myrrh fortify skin cells and provide complete sun protection. It has carrot seed, sea buckthorn, and rice bran oils that help moisturise, soothe, and protect your skin.
Sunblock Lotion for All Skin Types
Its mattifying formula creates a physical barrier on the skin. The blend of carrot seed, wheatgerm, and jojoba oils contain vitamin B5, C, and E that keeps the skin protected and prevents visible signs of aging. The essential oils of helichrysum, calendula, and Roman chamomile heal the scars and boost skin elasticity.
- Sunscreen should be applied 15-30 minutes before going outside and reapplied every 2 hours or after swimming, sweating, or toweling off.
- Sunscreen should be used every day, even on cloudy or overcast days, as UV radiation can still penetrate through clouds and cause skin damage.
- Sunscreen should be stored in a cool, dry place and should be discarded after the expiration date or if it has changed in color, consistency, or smell.