The answer’s an emphatic yes! And here’s some science to back that up: clouds filter out sunlight, but up to 80 percent of wrinkle-causing UV rays manage to still get through. Plus, UV rays can bounce off clouds and hit your skin directly. Bottom line: you should wear sunscreen on cloudy days.
Fortunately, gone are the days when slathering on SPF left you a hot sticky, white mess. Yes, sunscreens have caught up with our demands to provide light, skin nourishing formulas that don’t just sun protect but balance skin and actually transform it from within. Look for sunscreens with a cocktail of moisturizing (and mattifying) ingredients. Combine that with at least SP 30 and you’ll have a winner on your hands. Check out the top six Nykaa-approved rainy day sunscreens to keep you looking gorgeous.
6 Best Sunscreen Creams For Monsoon
With a phthalate-free, micro-emulsion formula, this distributes the sunscreen evenly across skin for a smooth, matte effect without a white cast making it the best sunscreen cream. Meanwhile, the special cocktail of antioxidants, Chamomile, White Tea, Gingko Biloba and Olive Leaf extract soothe and calm skin.
This 3-in-1 sunscreen for Indian skin is a wonder cream; a tinted moisturizer, sun block and skin lightener, all rolled into one. Its fast absorbing, non-greasy formula is infused with the goodness of Birch, Mallow and Hops extracts that refine pores, mattify skin and reduce oiliness.
This naturally formulated broad-spectrum sunscreen contains extracts of Pineapple, Turmeric, Aloe Vera, Cucumber, Carrot Seed and other skin-loving essentials to nourish it from within. The non-greasy, matte formula glides on your skin for complete UVA and UVB protection makes it the best sunscreen for monsoon.
This sun protection cream contains Glabridin, derived from liquorice, to stop skin darkening and pigmentation. Meanwhile, Photoderm SPOT prevents the hyperpigmentation of scars and Cellular Bioprotection™ preserves and stimulates the skin's defences.Again, one of the best sunscreen for rainy season.
This sunscreen for Indian skin provides 98 percent protection from UVA absorption. Perfume, paraben and alcohol-free, its formula safeguards against sun damage and ageing. Proven to be effective on sun-intolerant skin. Dermatologically tested on very sensitive skin.
This new, improved formula is infused with Rosa Gallica to soothe and calm skin. The oil, fragrance and colorant-free formula is non-comedogenic and contains a unique blend of filters; Mexoryl SX and Mexoryl XL to guard against long UVA rays.