They say, you should never peep into a girl’s bag. If you do (hello curiosity!), you’re most likely to find a sunscreen. After all, it’s our only protector from all the harsh UV rays. And all its side effects - the likes of sun tans, skin damage, signs of anti-ageing, sunburns and so many more. However, the flipside to this cautionary measure is that godforsaken greasy film on the surface of your skin. And finding the perfect non-greasy, broad-spectrum sunscreen in this not-so-desirable, hot and humid Indian summer is laborious. The struggle is real.
Trust in Pond’s to always have a solution. As of 2019, they’ve finally waltzed into the world of sunscreens with their latest range, Sun Protect. You know you’re in safe hands when your trusted brand that’s been our skincare haven for eons makes this move. Their range is dermatologically-tested, moisturizes skin without clogging pores and adds a luminous sheen with its brightening formula. But it goes without saying that no amount of SPF can entirely spare you the horrors of harmful sun rays. Which is why they’ve been smart about their SPF by introducing two products with two of the most effective levels - SPF 30 and SPF 50.
Now, to tackle the immediate question at hand: which SPF suits you best? Scroll to know.
Did you know that if you step outdoors without sunscreen, your skin begins to burn in under 10 minutes? This is why stepping out without slathering sunscreen on your face is a sin you cannot commit. Of them all, you may ask why SPF 30 is the most loved? For starters, it suits all skin types. But what packs a punch is the fact that it blocks a whopping 97 per cent of UVA and UVB rays. If this isn’t a tall order, we don’t know what is. And it does so without leaving the annoying white cast on your skin. It’s your chance to officially bid adieu to sticky, oiliness once and for all. Doesn’t this come in handy when you’ve got to touch up your sunscreen once every three to four hours? Also remember that if you sweat more than usual or take a dip in the pool everyday, you’ve got to re-apply it within 90 minutes.
SPF 50, on the other hand, takes the sunscreen game up a few notches. It gives you 50 times more protection and filters out 98 per cent of UVA and UVB rays. You must think to yourself, ‘that is just 1 per cent higher than SPF 30?’ You may be right. But when you have sensitive skin or a family history of skin cancer, 1 per cent can make all the difference. But the common assumption is that - higher the SPF, lesser the touch-ups? Admit it, you thought it too, right? Set aside your devious schemes because there’s no chance you can replace one for another. Ask your dermatologist, if you don’t believe us. For it to be effective, apply this after washing your face and before applying makeup. And don’t neglect areas like your nape, back, hands, feet - that’re areas we usually miss out on. Frankly, with its creamy texture that absorbs into your skin in a jiffy, you won’t even feel like you’ve got sunscreen on. The highlight? I its soothing, rejuvenating formula that will leave your skin with a radiant glow. We won’t judge you if you’ve added this sunscreen to your cart already.