Stay Sun-Safe With The Lakme Sun Expert Range

Summer’s here! Bring out the flip-flops, bikinis, and pina coladas! Lounging by the pool seems like the only way to cool off but if it’s at the cost of tanning, you’d need to do some rethinking. Luckily for you Lakme’s launched an entire sun-protection range just in time to have some outdoor fun! Craftily created, this line boasts of a sunscreen for every skin type (how thoughtful, right?). Adios tanning, sun spots, skin darkening, premature aging, and fine lines.
But first, let’s get down to basics
How often and when should one apply sunscreen?
The answer is simple: dermatologists say – always – whether it’s sunny, cloudy, or rainy you always need to stay protected. Ideally slather it on evenly, a whole 20 minutes before stepping out into the sun so that it forms a protective layer over the skin.
What exactly is SPF and what does PA +, ++, +++ mean?
SPF means Sun Protection Factor, the level of protection the sunscreen offers from UVB rays (cause of sunburn) while PA relates to the protection level grade. The more + signs the higher the level of protection from UVA rays (cause of photoaging and worse).
What is SPF 30, 40, 50 and so on?
The numbers denote how long you can stay out sans a sunburn. For daily use experts recommend an SPF 30 and reapplying every 2-3 hours depending on the kind of activity/sun’s intensity.
Now that the crash course’s done we can move on to some fun: choosing the formula for your skin type. Side Note: your sunscreen should always feature last in your day time skincare regime i.e. after moisturizing your face.

Oily Skin

Fret not if oiliness is your arch nemesis cause years from now you’ll have the youngest looking face, trust us. On the downside though, your over-working sebaceous glands may end up clogging pores. Use Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 50 PA+++ Gel to protect your skin from 97% sun damage in an exceptionally lightweight, mattifying formula.

Combination Skin

As with oily skinned folks your oily T-zone is well-moisturized, but your cheeks need a little extra TLC. You need a non-comedogenic lotion that dries to a stunning matte finish. The Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 30 PA+++ Lotion enriched with fruit extracts offers protection against harmful rays and is non-sticky in all the right places.

Dry Skin

If your face always feels parched, and in dire need of moisturization every now and then, you my friend have dry skin. Show your flaky skin some love with a hydration lotion like Lakme Sun Expert SPF 24 ++ UV Lotion. This power-packed formula protects of course but infused with vitamin B3, lemongrass and cucumber it moisturizes too. 

Fun-Fact

If you’re also the adventurous type deep-diving into the sea, choosing off-beaten hiking trails or simply running around in the heat from 10 am-4 pm then pick Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 50 PA+++ Lotion as your one-and-only savior.
Last but not the least is our cherry-topper - Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 40 Pa+++ Compact. This revolutionary compact unlike any other has an in-built sun protecting factor, thus each time you touch-up you’re also reapplying your sunscreen. Truly genius, don’t you think? What’s better is that it’s a universal shade, so you don’t have to worry about finding the match for your skin tone, ever.