Summers have now started setting in and that would mean extra exposure to the heat, sun and sweat for your skin. This summer give extra protection to your skin by choosing the right sunscreen for your skin type. And if you have a hard time choosing which SPF would suit you the best, keep reading as we solve this mystery :
The foremost thing to understand before purchasing a sunscreen is what is an SPF?

SPF or Sun Protection Factor determines how efficiently a sunscreen would protect your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays and other radiations that can cause sunburn, skin damages and tanning.

Here's how different SPFs can help provide you better sun protection -
  • SPF 15 - A sunscreen with SPF 15 or less is suitable for people having darker skin tone which is less likely to get sunburnt but may tan easily. 
  • SPF 30 - A person with fairer skin tone needs an SPF of 30 or more for better protection from harmful sunrays. This is because that the skin tone is so light that it will tan more easily than of someone having a darker skin tone. If you have a light skin tone which is also oily, we recommend you to use Bio Aloe Vera sun lotion with SPF 30 to make your skin moisturized and better protected from sunrays. 
  • SPF 40 or more - People who live in sunny areas and are exposed to sun for longer duration should use a sunscreen having an SPF 40 or more. Bio Carrot with SPF 40 is an excellent sunscreen which is blended with pure carrot oil, extracts of carrot seed and aloe vera that provide your skin amazing sun defense. If you are looking for a water-resistant sun lotion, Bio Sandalwood with an SPF 50 would be a perfect pick which retains SPF after 80 minutes in the water. 
Also, applying sunscreen only once in the day wouldn't be enough if you stay outdoors for long hours. Sunscreen should be applied generously half an hour before going outdoors and re-applied every 2 hours.
Even when the day is cloudy, you should apply a sunblock of atleast SPF 15 as the UVA/UVB rays would still be able to harm your skin.

Apart from protecting your skin using a sunblock, you can also follow some extra tips like wearing a hat to shade your face and scalp, and wearing quality sunglasses to protect your eyes from direct sunlight.
Drinking plenty of water (atleast 7-8 glasses everyday) is also an essential step to keep your skin hydrated and healthy in summers.