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Live a Sun-Safe Life: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Perfect Sunscreen

by Co Company 11 Jun 2024
Live a Sun-Safe Life: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Perfect Sunscreen

In a country like India, where the sun shines bright almost all year round, protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is crucial. Sunscreen is an essential part of everyone’s daily skincare routine, and the type of sunscreen you use, its properties, and key ingredients play a huge role in the texture and feel of the sunscreen on your skin. Finding the right sunscreen is like finding your soulmate. It's tough, but totally worth it!

Ideally, an SPF will not only protect skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays, but it should also be able to relieve existing skin concerns and balance skin texture to give well-rounded skin.

 

Key Features to Look for in a Sunscreen:

  1. Broad-Spectrum Protection:

    When a sunscreen is labelled "broad-spectrum," it means it protects against both UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays can cause premature aging, while UVB rays can lead to sunburn and increases your likelihood of developing skin cancer. Without broad-spectrum protection, your skin is vulnerable to a wide range of dangerous skin damage.

  1. SPF Value:

    Sun Protection Factor (SPF) measures how well a sunscreen protects against UVB rays, the type that causes sunburn. It indicates how much longer it would take for your skin to burn with the product than without it. Choose a sunscreen with at least SPF 30 for daily use. Higher SPF values provide more protection, but it's important to reapply regularly regardless of the SPF.

  1. PA Rating:

    Protection Grade of UVA (PA) is used to measure of sunscreen’s ability to block UVA rays. UVA damages the collagen and elastin in the skin and also generates free radicals. Look for sunscreens with a PA rating (e.g., PA+, PA++, PA+++, PA++++) for effective UVA protection. The more plus signs, the higher the level of UVA protection.

  1. Water Resistance:

    Even if you’re not swimming, a water-resistant sunscreen can be beneficial. Activities like running, hiking, or even gardening can cause you to sweat, which can wash off regular sunscreen. Water-resistant sunscreens adhere better to the skin and provide more reliable protection.

  1. Guard Against Indoor and Outdoor Stressors:

    Modern life constantly exposes our skin to various stressors, including blue light from screens, IR radiation, and environmental pollution. Studies suggest that these stressors can penetrate deep inside the skin and cause damage similar to UVA rays. Opt for sunscreens that are formulated to protect against these additional stressors, making them essential for comprehensive skin protection.

  1. Skin-Loving Formula:

    Opt for Non-Comedogenic, lightweight formulas that don't leave a white cast. This ensures the sunscreen feels comfortable and looks invisible on the skin.

  1. Additional Skincare Benefits:

    Some sunscreens come with added skincare benefits, such as antioxidants like vitamin C and E, which can help protect the skin from environmental damage and premature aging. Other beneficial ingredients include Hyaluronic Acid, Ceramides, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Kojic & Glutathione, and much more.

  1. Texture and Finish:

    Depending on your preference, you might prefer a matte finish to control shine, a dewy finish for a more radiant look, or a satin finish for primer-like feel. The texture should feel comfortable on your skin, whether it's a lightweight lotion, a creamy formula, or a gel-based sunscreen.

 

Why Dermatologists Recommend Using Sunscreen Every Day:

  1. Protection Against Skin Cancer:

    The primary reason for using sunscreen every day is to protect against skin cancer. UV rays from the sun can cause DNA damage in skin cells, leading to various forms of skin cancer, including melanoma, the deadliest type. Regular application of broad-spectrum sunscreen significantly reduces the risk of developing skin cancer by blocking these harmful rays.

  1. Prevention of Premature Aging:

    Sunscreen aids in averting premature aging by protecting your skin from UVA rays, which penetrate deeply and deteriorate collagen and elastin fibres. These fibres are essential for preserving the firmness and suppleness of the skin. Consistent application of sunscreen can decelerate the onset of wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots, thereby extending the youthful appearance of your skin.

  1. Avoidance of Sunburn:

    Sunburn is a visible sign of skin damage caused by UVB rays. Not only is sunburn painful, but repeated sunburns can increase your risk of skin cancer. Using sunscreen with an appropriate SPF protects your skin from UVB rays, preventing sunburn and the immediate discomfort and long-term damage associated with it.

  1. Maintenance of Even Skin Tone:

    Sun exposure can lead to hyperpigmentation, resulting in dark spots, freckles, and an uneven skin tone. Sunscreen helps prevent these pigmentation issues by blocking UV rays that stimulate melanin production. Consistent use of sunscreen ensures a clearer, more uniform complexion.

  1. Overall Skin Health:

    Daily sunscreen application contributes to overall skin health by protecting the skin’s natural barrier. UV exposure can weaken this barrier, making the skin more susceptible to environmental pollutants and irritants. By using sunscreen, you help maintain the integrity of your skin, keeping it resilient and less prone to irritation and inflammation.

Protect Your Skin with The Best Sunscreens:

To ensure you get the best protection possible and leave your skin feeling healthy, choosing the appropriate sunscreen for your skin type is crucial. But with so many options available, finding the perfect sunscreen can be daunting. This guide will help you navigate through the different types of sunscreens and understand what makes our extensive range the best choice for your sun protection needs.

 

The CO Sunscreen Range:

CO Sunscreen Range has captured the hearts (and skin!) of many, delivering superior sun protection with nourishing ingredients tailored to diverse skincare needs, ensuring you have the best in sun care at your fingertips. Regardless of your skin type, there are sunscreens fit for all, providing protection from harmful UV rays whilst keeping skin healthy, hydrated and youthful!

 

  1. 𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐫 𝐁𝐥𝐮𝐞 𝐋𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐏𝐀 ++++

(Infused with Titanium Dioxide, Zinc, Silk Protein Extract, Carrot Seed Extract, Lavender & Ylang Ylang Essential Oil)

  1. 𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐫 50 𝐏𝐀 +++

(Infused with Vitamin C, Zinc Oxide, BHT, Glycerine)

  1. 𝐂𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐚 𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐆𝐞𝐥

(Infused with 1% Centella Asiatica, 1% Bakuchiol,

1% Niacinamide, Silk Protein Extract)

  1. 𝐂𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐆𝐞𝐥

(Infused with 1% Ceramide Complex (Ceramide EOP, Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP), 2% Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Silk Protein Extract, Zinc)

  1. 𝐆𝐥𝐮𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐆𝐞𝐥

(Infused with 1% Glutathione, 0.5% Kojic Acid, 2% Vitamin E, Hyaluronic Acid, Silk Protein Extract, Tinosorb M, Zinc)

  1. 𝐇𝐲𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐜 𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐆𝐞𝐥

(Infused with 1% Hyaluronic Acid, 1% Kakadu Plum Extract, 2% Vitamin E, Silk Protein Extract, Zinc)

  1. 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐆𝐞𝐥

(Infused with 95% Mineral Oil, 1% Oats (Superfood, Pre-Probiotic), 1% Rice Ferment Extract, 1% Cocoa Butter, Titanium Dioxide, Silk Protein Extract, Glycerin, Zinc, Almond Oil, Vitamin E)

  1. 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐫 𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐆𝐞𝐥

(Infused with 24k Gold Dust, Hyaluronic Acid, Tea Tree Oil, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerine)

  1. 𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐫 𝐒𝐏𝐅 50 𝐏𝐀+

(Infused with Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Rheum Rhaponticum Root Extract)

  1. 𝐒𝐏𝐅 75 𝐏𝐀+++

(Infused with Zinc, Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid)

  1. 𝐌𝐞𝐧 𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐋𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧

(Infused with Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide Octocrylene, Tinosorb M, Glycerine, Vitamin E, Citric Acid, Glycolic Acid (AHA), Lactic Acid (AHA)

 

The Big Picture:

While sunscreen is a critical component of sun protection, it's not the only step you should take. Here are additional measures to ensure you live a sun-safe life:

  1. Seek Shade: Whenever possible, stay in the shade, especially during peak sun hours (10 AM to 4 PM).

  2. Apply Sunscreen Even When It’s Cloudy: While clouds can block some of the sun’s rays, the UV radiation can still penetrate through them and reach your skin.

  3. Wear Protective Clothing: Long-sleeved shirts, pants, and skirts can provide an additional layer of protection. Look for clothing with a UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) label for added safety.

  4. Use Accessories: A wide-brimmed hat can shield your face, ears, and neck, while UV-blocking sunglasses can protect your eyes and the sensitive skin around them.

  5. Re-apply: Reapply sunscreen every two hours, or more frequently if you're swimming or sweating heavily, to maintain its effectiveness in protecting your skin from harmful UV rays.

  6. Invest in Skincare with Blue Light Protection: As we spend more time in front of screens, using skincare products that protect against blue light can prevent additional skin damage.

  7. Embrace Screen Filters: Use blue light filters on your devices to reduce exposure.

  8. Adopt Healthy Screen Habits: Take regular breaks from screens to minimize exposure and give your eyes a rest.

 

Final Thoughts:

From our current lineup cherished by many, we're proud to be the only company in India offering a wide range of sunscreens, beloved by countless customers for their efficacy and quality!

Stay tuned for even more groundbreaking additions as we continue to lead the way in skincare innovations! Join us in the journey towards healthier, happier skin!

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