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All You Need To Know About Sunblock

Sunblock protects the skin. It plays an important role in blocking ultraviolet (UV) radiation from being absorbed by the skin. UV radiation damages the skin and can lead to sunburns and skin cancer.

Wearing sunblock regularly is one of the best and easiest ways to protect your skin appearance and health at any age.

When should I use sunblock?

Every day! The best practice is to apply 30 minutes before going outside to allow the sunblock to absorb into your skin. Re-apply after every two hours of exposure and immediately after swimming or excessive sweating. Even when it’s cloudy, up to 80 percent of the sun’s UV radiation reaches the earth.

Amount of sunblock to apply:

Only pea sized sunblock is enough to completely cover your palm. Squeeze your sunblock into your hand, and apply it to your face, neck, arms, and legs.

Can sunblock remove dark spots?

Whether you’re treating the dark spots on your own or seeing a dermatologist, using a sunblock is essential when you’ll be outside. When applied daily, sunblock can prevent new dark spots and patches. It can also help to clear existing ones. You’ll want to apply sunscreen to all skin that clothing won’t cover.

Wrapping up:

Using sunblock is the best way to protect your skin. However, consulting with a dermatologist will be better to opt for sunscreen according to your skin. 

Keep in mind that no sunscreen is perfect, which entirely protects your skin and does not leave a side effect. Wear sunglasses or other protective clothing and seek shade whenever possible.

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Dr. Sayyam Azam is a certified dermatologist who has specialized in Clinical Dermatology (Pakistan) and Aesthetic Medicine (US). During her specialization, she was involved in multiple clinical as well as aesthetic dermatological procedures such as botox, fillers, and chemical peels.  As a licensed dermatologist, she is now running a state-of-the- art Aesthetic Center (The Face Clinic) in Multan, Pakistan.


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