Pratibimb

Pratibimb Skin and Hair Clinic, behind bhide hospital, Bhide Chowk, Savedi Naka, Savedi, Ahmednagar-414003

10 AM To 6 PM

Use Of Sunscreen

Use Of Sunscreen

  • ¬†Sunscreens are products which prevent absorption of UV rays from skin.
  • I am not going out whether I need sunscreen or not?
  • Is most common question
    doc faces when sunscreens are prescribed. And the answer is yes. UV rays
    consist of UVA (320-400) and UVB (290-320) visible rays at range of 400- 800and infrared rays are above 800 Exposure to UVA rays cause suntan, wrinkles, pigmentation Exposure to UVB rays cause sunburn and cancer
    To protect our skin we need to use sunscreen daily.
  • sunscreen should be broad spectrum and non comedogenic. For those who work indoor like prolonged screen
    time need extra protection against infra-red radiation.
  • SPF means sun protection factor is a measure of protection of UVB rays.
    Usually SPF above 30 and PA +++ is recommended for daily sun protection. SPF
    30 and more gives 96% sun protection from UVB rays.it is necessary to look at PA factor also which shows protection from UVA rays.
    If you have dry skin use cream based sunscreen for oily skin use gel based sunscreen. For larger body surface area like hands and legs lotion based sunscreen is used. For face and neck half teaspoon (3ml) and for each arm 3ml sunscreen is used.
  • It should be applied 30minutes before you go out in sun. sunscreen should be
    reapplied every 3- 4hours, there are some preparations which give sun protection for eight hour. For reapplication of sunscreen just clean the face with plain water no need of facewash.
    Even if you apply sunscreen vit D is being synthesized in body. Sunscreen needs
    to be applied in every season 365 days.
    How to increase effect of sunscreen?
    Oral sunscreen:
  • supplements like vit C beta carotene, lycopene,vit E
    polypodiumleucotomos are known to protect from visible light and infra red rays Foundation contain organic sunscreen and only ads to sun protection. Remember
    to apply broad spectrum sunscreen first and foundation later
    Talcum powder also adds to sun protection.
    Use of 365 days sunscreen use protects us from melasma and photoaging, sun tan, wrinkles and of course skin cancer.

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