Collection: Sunscreen lotion and cream

Sunscreen lotion and cream are products designed to protect the skin from the harmful effects of the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays. They contain active ingredients that help prevent sunburn, skin damage, and the risk of developing skin cancer.

SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor and is a measure of a sunscreen's effectiveness in blocking UVB rays, which are the main cause of sunburn. The higher the SPF number, the greater the protection it provides. For example, a sunscreen with SPF 30 filters out about 97% of UVB rays, while SPF 50 filters out approximately 98%.

Sunscreen lotions and creams typically come in various forms, such as lotions, creams, gels, sprays, sticks, or even powders. The choice of formulation depends on personal preference and the specific needs of the individual.

  • To use sunscreen effectively, it's important to apply it generously to all exposed areas of the skin, including the face, neck, arms, and legs.
  • It should be applied at least 15-30 minutes before going outside to allow the skin to absorb it properly.
  • Reapplication is necessary every two hours or more frequently if sweating heavily or engaging in activities like swimming.

When selecting a sunscreen, it's advisable to choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays are associated with skin aging and can contribute to skin cancer development, while UVB rays primarily cause sunburn. Look for sunscreens labeled "broad-spectrum" to ensure protection against both types of rays.

It's important to note that sunscreen is just one aspect of sun protection. Wearing protective clothing, including wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses, seeking shade during peak sun hours, and avoiding prolonged sun exposure are also important for maintaining healthy skin.

As always, it's a good idea to follow the instructions provided by the specific sunscreen product you choose and consult a dermatologist or healthcare professional for personalized advice.