Skincare Tips

Why You Should Wear Sunscreen

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At Buybetter.ng, one of the most common skin concerns we diagnose all the time is sunburn and melasma.

Nigeria’s location in the tropics has given her a tropical hot climate the weather is hot for the most part of the year.  

Some of the common excuses we hear

Excuse #1:“ I don’t go out under the sun so I don’t need sunscreen”

Excuse #2:“  My cream has SPF 15 I believe that is Okay”

Excuse #3:“   What is sunscreen do I need it “

The truth is everyone needs a sun protection regardless of skin tone to prevent sunburn which is caused by an overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, commonly from the sun.  When it comes to sun protection, most people tend to think only about sunburns, but the truth is you’are forgetting an entirely different type of damage. UVA rays enter the skin’s surface even deeper, leading to signs of aging (wrinkles, uneven skin tone) and are the major culprits in skin cancer.

Ninety percent of the signs of aging are caused by the sun.

All sunscreen have an SPF ( Sun Protection Factor) number which is a measure of protection from UVB rays.  Any dermatologist will tell you, SPF 30 is the minimum needed daily protection.

Sunscreens we recommend for everyday use:

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 45 provides powerful sun protection you will love to wear. It goes on easily and absorbs quickly for an invisible, lightweight feel on your skin. Formulated with Helioplex® Technology, it offers superior broad spectrum protection from aging UVA rays and burning UVB rays.

Neutrogena Ultra Touch Sunscreen spf 45 in NIgeria

 

  • Non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores)
  • PABA-free
  • Lightweight, non-greasy feel
  • Fast absorbing

     You can purchase it here 

Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 50 delivers superior broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and hydration with a water-light, refreshing feel.

This water-resistant sunscreen lotion with SPF 50 leaves skin looking healthy and moisturized for up to eight hours without any greasy residue or white marks. The non-greasy sunscreen has a light, clean feel, and layers invisibly under makeup. Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 50 is oil-free and non-comedogenic, which means it won’t clog pores.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion SPF 50 in Nigeria

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ANTHELIOS CLEAR SKIN SPF 60 SUNSCREEN

DRY TOUCH SUNSCREEN: Absorbs pore-clogging oil, even in heat and humidity, and won’t cause breakouts.

With Cell-Ox Shield™ XL antioxidant technology
Oil-free, dry touch texture
Sunscreen protection for face
Water resistant (80 minutes)
Broad spectrum SPF 60 protection

 

LA ROCHE-POSAY ANTHELIOS CLEAR SKIN SPF 60 SUNSCREEN in Nigeria

Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion

Providing powerful protection for your skin, this innovative protective veil actually becomes even more effective on the applied area when exposed to water for 15 minutes,* because of its WetForce technology. This unique formula for body and face includes beneficial ingredients to help prevent skin dryness. Ideal for outdoor activities and sports, it provides high sun protection, yet is comfortable and gentle on the skin. 3.3 oz.

 

Shisedo Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion WetForce SPF 50+ in Nigeria

It also can’t hurt to double up on the protection with a moisturizer that contains SPF

 

CeraVe AM Face Moisturizer with Broad Spectrum Protection, SPF 30,3 oz

CeraVe AM Face Moisturizer with Broad Spectrum Protection, SPF 30 moisturizes throughout the day and helps restore the protective skin barrier. Formulated with broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen for daily UV protection.

It also can’t hurt to double up on the protection with a moisturizer that contains SPF

 

Cerave AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion in Nigeria

It also can’t hurt to double up on the protection with a moisturizer that contains SPF

                                                               

 

                                                HOW TO APPLY SUNSCREEN

When

Every day but especially from 10 am – 4 pm, when UV rays are the strongest, so make sure to re-apply by mid-day.

How much

You need ¼ teaspoon (a nickel-sized dollop) for your face, and 1 oz (or a shot glass full) of sunscreen to cover your entire body. But you can never have too much!

Don’t Forget

Your lips, eyes, ears, neck, and hands are sensitive spots and often skipped over.

When wet

Sunscreen formulas can be water and sweat resistant but can lose efficacy after 40 or 80 min depending on the product. Always reapply every two hours, or immediately after toweling off post-swim.

 

With makeup

You can apply SPF over or under your makeup.

 

The End……

 

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