In almost all my skin care blogs I keep stressing on how important it is to use a good sunscreen lotion. Kbeauty or not, sunscreen should be in everyone’s skin routine. And the reason is not just sun tan or sun burn but UV rays has a much more harsh effect on our skin.
Most important reasons for wearing a sunscreen
- It shields our skin from harmful UV rays
- Prevents premature aging
- Prevents sun spots and tanning
- Lowers risk of skin cancer
- Improves skin health and texture
When and how often should we use sunscreen
Sunscreens act as a shield against the harmful UV rays which penetrates every time your skin is exposed to the sun. It is therefore advisable to use sunscreen everyday. You may not notice the benefits now, but the advantage of using sunscreen is felt in the long run. If you are out in the sun for a long time either working or enjoying a sun bath in the beach, it is better to reapply sunscreen after every two hours to protect your skin from sunburns. Also there is no particular season or time to start using a sunscreen. If we think logically… the sun is always there, so a sunscreen lotion can be in our routine always!
My Kbeauty routine
In my kbeauty routine I understand that sunscreen is the most important step and so I include it in my morning and evening care. And if I am out in the sun for work or outing this is one cream that is always there in my bag and I do reapply it every two hours. It’s easier because I generally do not use make up. But if you are into make up it is a good option to use a make up which has SPF because then every time you do a touch up of your make up you are actually reapplying your sunscreen too!
Step 7 : Sunscreen
A sunscreen comes as my last step in my morning and as well as night routine. From the very first time… even before I started following Kbeauty I have been using this sunscreen lotion and it works great on my skin. And most importantly, its pocket friendly and effective!
Lotus Herbals safe Sun UV Screen MatteGel SPF 50 PA+++
What is it? – An innovative sunblock which is totally non oily and provides a fresh and clean finish to the face , neck and hands. It protects against all forms of sun induced damage skin tan, sun burn, pre-mature ageing and skin cancer.
Priced at – INR 395/- for 100gm
Appearance – It comes in a bright orange plastic tube with flip open cap. The packaging is sturdy & lid is tightly secure and you can easily carry it with you.
Ingredients – Comfrey (Symphytum Officinale), Sebum Control Vanilla (Vanila Plamifolia), Soothing Horse Chestnut (Trapa Bispinosa), UV Protector.
This matte gel has whitish color and has mild fragrance. It is very lightweight and gets absorbed into the skin quickly with little massage. It gives cooling sensation to my skin. After application it gives neat matte look and there is no oil secretion for next 4-5 hours.
Its simple product that just delivers without burning a hole in your pocket and that is what I love about it the most.
– Pros –
- Travel friendly packaging
- Gel based sunscreen
- Herbal product
- Sinks into skin within a minute
- Gives matte looking skin
- Controls oil for 4-5 hours
- Has SPF 50
- Easily available
- Can be used as a makeup base
- Ideal for combination to oily skin
– Cons –
For me none. But I know it doesn’t suit everyone so its good to check using a smaller tube.
That’s all for today guys! Till next time…
Keep Glowing!! <3