Shield your skin
Be it going on a vacation, playing your favourite sport or simply stepping out to work, it is impossible to avoid the sun. Even more, a sun tan. All of us have experienced changes in skin colour at some point or the other, after exposure to the sun. And we usually spend time and energy trying to get rid of it. But did you know it’s not the tan you should be worried about. It’s the deep-skin damage that comes with it.
Harmful sun rays
The sun emits three kinds of ultraviolet rays – UVA, UVB and UVC. UVC rays are filtered by the ozone layer, and hence don’t reach the earth. UVB rays penetrate the skin’s outer layer and trigger off cells called melanocytes. These cells produce a pigment called melanin which rises to the skin’s surface and tans your skin. UVB rays also cause sun burn and in extreme cases skin cancer.The real culprit however are the UVA rays. UVA rays penetrate the skin’s deepest layers and cause deep-skin damage.
But did you know it’s not the tan that you should be worried about as it will eventually fade away. Deep within your skin, cells continue to be attacked by UVA rays. This repeated exposure to UVA rays results in spots, pigmentation and fine lines that start forming deep within your skin. Therefore, the tan you see is proof of deep-skin damage. Even if your tan has eventually lightened, your skin’s deep-derma layers have already been exposed to damage. That’s why you need a complete protection sunscreen to effectively protect your skin from both, UVA and UVB rays.
Introducing LAKMÉ SUN EXPERT Range of SUNSCREENS
These complete protection sunscreens are an advanced light-feel formulation with SPF and PA+++ rating that protect your skin from the harmful UVA and UVB rays.
SPF is a protective index in the sunscreen, which blocks the UVB rays. Lakmé Sun Expert with PA+, PA++ and PA+++ protect the skin from the harmful UVA rays that cause sun spots, age lines and pigmentation. The range also contains ingredients rich in anti-oxidants such as cucumber and lemongrass extracts to moisturize and nourish your skin.
Formulated by Lakmé skin experts, Lakmé Sun Expert is dermatologist tested. You can choose from a wide range of sunscreens and after-sun products to help prevent all your skin problems caused by the sun.
Lakmé Sun Expert UV Lotion SPF 50 PA+++
This high-performance sunscreen forms a strong shield for your skin, giving complete UV protection from harmful sun rays. Most effective on normal to dry skin, it is a must-have if you’re faced by a long day in the sun or a vacation under it. It comes in a pump as well as an ‘access pack’ that’s easy to carry and can be yours at just Rs. 99 for 15 gms.
Lakmé Sun Expert Fairness + UV Lotion SPF 30 PA++
This sunscreen is designed especially for normal to dry skin. Not only does it offer your skin protection from the harmful UV rays, but leaves it feeling nourished.
Lakmé Sun Expert Fairness + UV Lotion SPF 30 PA+
Best suited for oily skin, this one’s a light-feel sunscreen with mineral clay for superior oil control. It is a must carry at all times.
Lakmé Sun Expert Fairness + UV Lotion SPF 24 PA++
The biggest advantage with this sunscreen is that it suits all skin types. It is designed to not only protect your skin from the sun but nourish it too.
SUNSCREEN USAGE TIPS
Apply 20 minutes before going out in the sun.
Apply ½ teaspoon of sunscreen on your face and neck and 1 teaspoon on the exposed parts of your body.*
If using a moisturizer, apply moisturizer first and then sunscreen.
Re-apply every 2-3 hours, especially when out in the sun.
*Minimum usage recommendation. Individual requirement may vary
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