Stay safe in the sun, guys
A sunscreen is the MVP in your skin-care arsenal. Come rain, shine or snow, you can’t skip the sun block. It’s a dermatologist-attested fact! A great sunscreen is supposed to offer broad-spectrum protection, meaning, block the harmful effects the UVA and UVB rays of the sun cause on your skin. While you can read all about why a good sunscreen is a must-have even for men here, take a look at some of the best sunblocks out there….
1. NIVEA MOISTURISING SUN (BODY) LOTION SPF 50
If your work takes you outdoors when the sun is at its harshest, this body lotion might just help! The lotion has been formulated for quick-absorption and also for providing advanced collagen protection—which will prevent those unwelcome lines/wrinkles from showing up before their time! This one is non-oily, non-greasy and water-resistant, and also restores the moisture lost due to prolonged sun exposure.
Ideal for: Dry, mature and normal skin types
Price: ₹360 (75ml)
2. NEUTROGENA ULTRA SHEER DRY TOUCH SUNBLOCK SPF 50+
If you struggle with oily skin or breakouts, this sunscreen will give you the UV protection you need without clogging the skin’s pores. The oil-free formula gives a matte finish so your skin stays shine-free. It’s also water-and-sweat resistant, making it perfect for hot weather.
Ideal for: Oily and combination skin
Price: ₹560 (88ml)
3. AVENÈ CREME SPF 50+
This cream offers fantastic protection against both UVA and UVB rays. The formula has an antioxidant complex, which is said to do its magic to prevent damage at a cellular level. Besides, it comes packed with the goodness of the Avène Thermal Spring Water that’s known for its soothing and softening properties. It’s alcohol-free and the water-resistant cream will leave your face looking dewy and healthy.
Ideal for: Dry and sensitive skin
Price: ₹1,750 (50ml)
4. KIEHL’S ULTRA LIGHT DAILY UV DEFENSE ANTI-POLLUTION SPF 50++
When you live in urban, concrete jungles, your skin also needs to deal with pollution. This facial sunscreen is a double treat because it defends your skin against pollution and free radicals while also protecting it from UV rays. Rich in skin-friendly antioxidants, it’s lightweight and silky, and won’t choke your skin. Slather some on while running errands in the city!
Ideal for: All skin types including sensitive skin
Price: ₹3,000 (30ml)
5. FOTOPROTECTOR ISDIN FUSION WATER SPF 50+
With anti-ageing and antioxidant properties thanks to its Hyaluronic Acid and vitamin E content, this water-based sunscreen is a must-have! This daily facial sunscreen gets high marks from dermatologists because it provides broad-spectrum protection in an oil-free formula that’s light on your skin, and moisturises it without clogging your pores. It’s water-resistant and can do its job for up to 40 minutes even if you’re swimming or sweating. It’s safe-eye tech doesn’t sting your eyes and is easily available across popular wellness stores/chemists and skin clinics.
Ideal for: Oily, acne-prone and normal skin types
Price: ₹1,980 (50ml)
Whichever sunscreen you choose, the right usage will give you the maximum benefits. This means: Reapplying it every two hours, especially if you are outdoors during the day, and making sure you use the exact amount as instructed by your dermatologist!
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