Saturday, 2 March 2013
Summer is here. So I went to the drug store to pick up a sun block lotion and the endless shelves of bottles are astonishing. Have you ever thought, "What's with all the different SPF numbers?" If you're confused by what these numbers mean, you're not alone.
What does SPF mean?
Firstly, SPF means Sun Protection Factor. These numbers refer to the product's ability to block out the sun's burning rays. Sunscreens with SPF 15 filter out 93 percent of UVB Rays, SPF 30 filters out 97 percent, SPF 50 blocks 98 percent, and SPF 100 blocks 99 percent of UVB rays.
If I wear a higher SPF sunscreen will I be protected for the whole day?
If you think, wearing a sunscreen with a higher SPF number will protect your skin, you are wrong. The effectiveness of a Sunscreen depletes over the day..And you need to reapply it every 2-3 hours.
It is cloudy today. So I don’t need a sunscreen?
False! UVB rays reach into your home too. So Sunscreen is a must!
Neutrogena, Clinique or Lakme?
Citizenkay’s top 3:
Neutrogena Ulta Sheer Dry Touch Sun Block: Hasti Kenia a loyal customer of Neutrogena since 5 years says “I prefer Neutrogena since it is smooth and non-greasy. It absorbs instantly and does not cause any breakouts.”
Price: 499 for 88 ml tube.
Clinique Solar Smart SPF 30:
The sunscreen doesn’t leave the skin feeling greasy or sticky, so you can use it on the face and the neck. Plus, it dries to an invisible, matte finish. The scent of Clinique will surely make your money worth this sunscreen.
Lakme SPF 24++
It is a light feel sunscreen but takes time to absorb completely and also leaves little greasiness feel on the skin when applied it in large amount. It also leaves a light white cast on the skin.
Price: 135 for 50 gms.
For everyday wear its Lakme since it feels lighter on the skin, but for days when i need foolproof sun protection- nothing can beat Neutrogena!
Disclaimer: All the products mentioned in this review are bought by the owners of this blog until mentioned otherwise.
Text: Sarika Nagdeo