Here’s a fun fact: the very first sunscreen was invented roughly 80 years ago (during World War II) by pharmacist Benjamin Green, then known as Gletscher Crème. Fast forward to the 21st century, and sunscreens have become a common commodity - a crucial part of skin care routines across the globe. Today, as we celebrate the occasion of Sunscreen Day - let's take a deep dive into the key benefits of this miraculous remedy.
Essentially, a sunscreen is a mixture of active ingredients such as titanium and zinc oxide that deflect the harsh UV rays of the sun. Modern innovations such as NIVEA’S Aloe Protection Body Lotion with SPF 15 combine this shielding factor with the nourishing benefits of 100% natural aloe vera to give your skin deep moisture and long-lasting hydration.
One of the most common misconceptions people seem to have is the idea that sunscreens are only meant to be used during the summers, simply put - this is incorrect. Let’s have a look at some of the major benefits of sunscreens:
- Risk Reduction: It’s a well-known fact that applying sunscreen is the best form of defence against skin cancer. Even a sunscreen of SPF value 15 can help premature skin aging and wrinkles (yikes!). Want to hold on to your radiant skin and age beautifully? Screen up!
- Ignoring Inflammation: For people who have sensitive skin, a good sunscreen is a must. Without skin protection inflammation can occur pretty soon, sometimes even in less than an hour of direct sunlight.
- Sayonara Sun Spots: Ever notice certain patches of dullness on your face or body? This is a pretty common side effect of sun exposure known as discoloration (or ‘Sun Spots’). The best practice to maintain even-toned skin?...you guessed it!
The science is evident and the conclusion is obvious: Irrespective of your age, gender, lifestyle, or the climate of your city, you really should be using a sunscreen every single day. In fact, one of the most recent reasons for using sunscreens is to prevent skin damage that can occur from prolonged phone usage, don’t believe us? Just ask your dermatologist!
This Sunscreen Day offers you the perfect opportunity to start something good. Not sure where to start? Check out NIVEAs Sun Moisturising Lotion. Its non-greasy and non-oily formula gets quickly absorbed by your skin and gives you instant protection from harsh sun rays. Plus, it restores the skin moisture lost due to sun exposure (and it’s water-resistant too). Available in both SPF 30 and SPF 50 variants.
Trust us, once you start to use any type of sunscreen on a daily basis, you’ll notice the change in the tone and radiance of your skin and will feel much more confident spending long hours in the sun - Be it for 9 to 5 office commute or weekend Goa getaways. Happy sunscreening!