UV rays harm skin – period! You have heard that from your Beauty Parlour lady, Times of India, your Dermatologist and your Mom. Direct sun exposure puts people at higher risk of cancer—but there’s also a numerous other ways the sun messes your skin. Sunscreen is a medium to protect one self from this. However many myths surround sunscreen, I am almost always confused what amongst all this needs to be believed. So I did some research and quizzed my dermatologist about it. Summer is almost here, so here is an effort to separate the sunscreen facts from the fiction.
Needless to say Sunscreens are very important for skin care. It helps protect the skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun, which causes pigmentation and sunburn. Sunburn is an immediate reaction but long-term exposure to sun ages the skin and is known to cause skin cancer.