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Why Sunscreen Is Important, Especially In Desert Climates

Why Sunscreen Is Important, Especially In Desert Climates

Sunscreen should arguably be the most important step of your skincare routine. We know this because of the constant reminders from dermatologists, skincare experts, and our favorite influencers. 

That's not all. There are vital reasons backed by scientific evidence showing that sunscreen is necessary, especially for those who live in dry climates. 

Why Sunscreen?

Sunscreen has the ability to absorb the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation, protecting the skin from sunburns and mainly prevents skin cancer. 

As we step into summer, it's best for our skin to be protected from both UVA and UVB rays, and the best way to do this is to get a sunscreen that is SPF 50 or SPF 50+, to get a broad spectrum of protection.

Is Reapplication Really Necessary?

Is Reapplication Really Necessary?

It is recommended that sunscreen be reapplied every two hours, especially if you’ve taken a swim, or you’re sweating. Depending on your activities for the day and the amount of direct sun-light you’ll be exposed to, you should reapply sunscreen as needed. 

The frequency in which you should reapply sunscreen depends on your activity level and the direct sunlight you’ll be exposed to during the day, and not simply the passage of time. This is because the sunscreen you’ve applied will break down upon exposure to sunlight, and it usually takes two to three hours for the sunscreen to fully wear off. This is why it is generally recommended that sunscreen be reapplied every two to three hours. 

It's best to apply a generous amount of sunscreen on properly moisturized skin, for maximum protection.  By a generous amount, we mean the four-finger rule. According to the four-finger rule, you should apply sunscreen along the lengths of your index finger to the pinky finger, and pat it gently onto moisturized skin. Keep in mind that rubbing it into your skin will end up piling the other products you've applied!

Always Hydrated

The “Age Defying Daily Face Protect SPF 50+is a popular sunscreen from SunKiss, a luxurious, vegan, and cruelty-free sun-care brand. Our “Always Hydrated” box contains this effective sunblock, along with a hydrating cleanser, face mask, and other skincare products that guarantee multi-level protection and deep moisturisation for your skin. 

The “Age Defying Daily Face Protect SPF 50+comes with a multitude of benefits: 

  • It is enriched with vitamins 
  • Blocks UVA and UVB rays 
  • Nourishes the skin 
  • Paraben-free 
  • Toxin-free 
  • Fragrance-free 
  • Suitable for sensitive/delicate skin

This sunscreen contains Antioxidants, making it your best weapon against harmful sun-rays, pollution, and is also anti-aging. And to add to it, the Vitamin-E in the sunscreen also prevents your skin from dehydration and depleting collagen. You can also use this sunscreen as a primer before applying makeup. It is recommended that you apply this sunscreen as the last step of your skin-care routine.

At Pretty Glow Box, we believe that you deserve the best products that not only nourishes your skin but also protects it. This is why we’ve included cult-favorite skincare products in our collections that are impressively effective. 

Why “SPF 50”?

Why “SPF 50”?

We’re emphasizing on the “SPF 50” because it means protection from about 98% of UVB Rays.

As the weather starts to get hotter in the UAE, our skin needs to be kept hydrated and moisturized the whole day. It is essential that you go for a sunscreen that is SPF 50+, since a higher spf will provide better protection.

Forever Young

We’ve curated our Glow Boxes keeping in mind the different factors that will affect the skin. With over a hundred positive reviews on their website, the “Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF50+/ PA+++” from COSRX is one of the most popular sunscreen products in the skincare community. 

Korean skincare is all the rage nowadays. The hype is well-deserved and we believe so because the COSRX Sunscreen comes with so many advantages, such as:

  • It can be used daily 
  • soothing on the skin
  • lightweight
  • No white cast
  • Suitable for any skin-type and tone.
  • travel friendly, 
  • easy to layer-on.
  • No greasy residue.

COSRX’s products are well-known for their effectiveness, and their suitability for different skin types. Our “Forever Young” box comes with the COSRX sunscreen, and other hydrating and luxurious products from cleanser to face mask. 

“PA+++” means that the sunscreen offers the best protection against UVA rays, compared to “PA+” and “PA++”. The “Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF50+/ PA+++” from COSRX contains ingredients that are safe for all skin types. Its gentle soothing formula makes it suitable for those with sensitive skin types. The aloe vera leaf-extract in the sunscreen helps to soothe and moisturize the skin while providing protection against harmful UV rays. This product is not just a sunscreen, it doubles as a moisturizer too! 

We recommend that you still use a moisturizer, and not to skip any part of your skincare routine!

Is It Important To Wear Sunscreen Daily?

It does sound like a lot of work, to cleanse your face and then treat, moisturize and finally apply sunscreen. And it's also necessary that you reapply sunscreen every few hours, depending on your exposure to sunlight. This might sound like a difficult task, especially when you're in a rush in the morning, or when you just don't feel like it. 

It is important to keep your skin healthy, no matter what the weather might be. A lot of us skip sunscreens or moisturizers, because we underestimate the damage that it can do to our skin’s health. 

Skipping your sunscreen might end up with sunburns damaging your skin cells and blood vessels, causing skin to look 

  • Older
  • more wrinkled 
  • Dry
  • Discolored
  • Leathery. 

This is why we’re emphasizing on the importance of wearing sunscreen daily. All of this can be avoided by following a skincare routine best suited to your skin type. 

Pretty Glow Boxes come with unique and authentic skincare products which you can use to build your own skincare routine from scratch. You can check them out here!