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Which Inatur SPF is Right For Me?

By INATUR Ayurveda & Aromatherapy November 03, 2022 0 comments

Which Inatur SPF is Right For Me
Raise your hand if you get a greasy look or white-washed face after you put on your sunscreen. If your answer is yes, you have stumbled upon the right blog.

We want to look our best and desire our skin to be perfect. However, we often ignore the need to protect our skin from harmful sun rays. One of the undeniable steps to our skincare routine is the underestimated sunscreen. In some extreme cases, harmful rays from the sun can even cause permanent skin damage and cancer.

There are 3 types of UV rays
  1. UVA rays
  2. UVB rays
  3. UVC rays
Let us not worry much about Ultraviolet C rays as they are absorbed by the ozone layer in the atmosphere. However, UVA and UVB are a whole different story. These rays cause us the most harm.

UVA
Ultraviolet A rays age the skin and exist everywhere as they bounce off shiny surfaces around us. They enter the deepest layers of our skin and cause skin ageing and wrinkles. Collagen and elastin protein in the skin are the most damaged by UVA, causing genetic cell damage and skin cancer.

UVB
Ultraviolet B rays make up only 5% of the sun’s rays and are of high energy. They burn the skin by overexposure with skin reddening, sun tan, sunburn and in some cases, blistering and even skin cancer.

Blue Light From Electronics
HEV (high-energy visible) light, also known as blue light from our laptops, TVs and phone screens, is just as harmful as UV rays. As new research indicates, more commonly known exposure to electronic devices can lead to hyperpigmentation and skin looseness. All these can be very well avoided with skin protection.

Superhero SPF
SPF is a number indicating the time taken by the sun’s UV radiation to redden your skin - the radiation that causes sunburn and skin damage. Simply put, with SPF 30, it would take 30 times longer to affect your skin than if you weren’t wearing sunscreen.

• SPF 15 blocks 93% of UVB rays
• SPF 30 blocks 97% of UVB rays
• SPF 50 blocks 98% of UVB rays

Under ideal conditions, like in a laboratory, a sunscreen with higher SPF offers more protection against sunburn and UVA damage. Unfortunately, that is not how it works in the real world. Due to other factors, like sweat and smudge, the sunscreen doesn’t stay put. Hence, one should re-apply it every 2-3 hours for adequate sun protection.

Your Ideal Sunscreen
1:) Essential Ingredients
Look for ingredients like - titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, and avobenzone in your sunscreen, as they are highly beneficial in protecting the skin. The Inatur VITAMIN C Day Cream SPF-50 is your newfound bestie, packed with stabilized vitamin C and antioxidants that protect your skin and fight against free radicals.
2:) Broad-Spectrum SPF
With an SPF of 30/50, a broad-spectrum sunscreen aids skin protection from harmful UVA & UVB radiation from all directions. It shields your skin from extensive sunburn and damage, making you ready for any time during the day.
3:) Formulation of Sunscreen
The active ingredients mentioned above are the same for all Inatur sunscreens. However, the base is different for different skin types. A special mention is the water-based gel formulas which are not possible yet with UVA & UVB as these are opaque. So the gel looks like cream for oily skin.
  • Dry Skin - Cream-based
    • Day Cream - Collagen with SPF30
    • Day Cream - Vitamin C
    • Day Cream - Vitamin E with SPF30
  • Combination skin - Lotion based
  • Oily Skin - Spray or gel-based
    • Sun Protection Spray - SPF 30 - Oil Free with High UVA & UVB Protection
You are good to go with just a coin-sized amount of sunscreen for your face and neck. Your ideal sunscreen will protect your skin and feel good like no other.
But if you have not found your perfect fit yet - any sunscreen is better than none. You need the sun for better skin and health. Since avoiding the sun is futile, use sunscreen to reap the benefits of the best of both worlds.

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