Sunscreen Woes for Indian Skin and its Solution

Sunscreen Woes for Indian Skin and its Solution

The best sunscreen for you is the one you actually use.

Why do we need sunscreen?

A sunscreen is inarguably the most important part of a skincare routine. All skin types irrespective of the color, climate and geography, need sunscreen 365 days of the year.

A sunscreen does a lot more than protecting you from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays. Apart from reflecting them away from your body, it also shields your skin from daily damage, prevents premature aging and lowers the chances of skin cancer.

When does sunscreen fail?

When it comes to SPF, finding the right formula isn't easy. While sunscreen is a relatively inexpensive way to protect yourself from the sun, it is common for women, especially us brown skin beauties, to not find the one that works for their skin.

Here are some common issues with sunscreen that have troubled us all once or more:

1. It doesn’t blend well

Does your sunscreen betray you everytime you try to blend it? Check the formula as it might not suit your skin or it could be you not allowing it ample time to get absorbed.

2. Leaves a white cast

This is the most common and dreaded issue that often makes women skip SPF altogether. For brown skin, going for a tinted sunscreen is a smart choice.

3. Sweaty & sticky feel

Yes, sweat accumulation can often make sunscreen get washed out and leave your skin with an annoying oily cast. It is good to invest in a non-greasy formula that's lightweight and at the same time provides sun protection.

4. No certifications

Never undermine the importance of using only a dermatologically tested and approved sunscreen. Check the ingredients list and go for the one that’s got safe and skin-enhancing components.

5. Generic UV filters & formula

The world of sunscreen has evolved to a point where we no more need to compromise on our skin’s needs. Brown skin deserves an extra layer of love and care when it comes to SPF. Invest in sunscreen that goes beyond UVA + UVB protection and offers nourishment, hydration and a healthy glow.



How to make SPF work for you?

Sun is unavoidable but picking the wrong sunscreen can certainly be avoided. The best way to make that happen is to stay informed and select a formula made to suit Indian skin.

Always go for a sunscreen with a high SPF, ideally SPF 30 or more, to get adequate protection against the sun's harmful UV rays. A lot of sunscreens protect against UVB rays, which are the most harmful to skin cells. However, they do not protect against UVA rays. UVA rays cause premature aging, wrinkling of the skin and skin cancer. Hence, it is important to look for a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF above 30 for overall protection.

Not many know, but our rigorous research suggests that sunscreens should not contain essential oils, fragrance or alcohol as this can intensify the effect of sun and cause skin irritation. 

Keeping all this in mind, we have surprise for you! Read till the end to know!

Lastly, sunscreens come in a range of textures and finishes to match different skin tones and that can be overwhelming. A tinted sunscreen is a great option to get an even coverage and a healthy glow without the pesky white cast.



Meet our SUNSOAK

Our Sunsoak is a thoughtfully formulated SPF 50 sunscreen with BASF UV filters for better protection and a flattering universal tint for no white cast and a seamless blend. It's NAFE SAFE i.e. our Sunsoak got No Alcohol, No Fragrance or Essential Oils.

What more? It has additional high quality hydrating and anti-aging ingredients likeHyaluronic Acid, Indian Ginseng ( Ashwagandha), L Arginine and Glycerin too. The sunscreen also promises blue light protection and is dermatologically tested. Your skin will surely thank you for this one.

The Mokah Take

It's so important to be mindful of your skin's needs and pick a sunscreen that provides the best protection for your Indian skin type. 

PRO TIP: Go for a tinted one. Apply it 15 minutes before stepping out and reapply it every two hours and use enough for proper coverage.

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