Screen from the sun!
Apr28

Screen from the sun!

With the mercury levels going up we are all trying to find reasons to stay indoors and protect our skin from all the damage caused by the sun. Most of us resort to sunscreens without putting much thought to process. Some of us just buy any sunscreen which is available over the counter or go by the recommendation of the seller. But before you go sunscreen shopping for this season, there is a checklist that we want you to consider. There are many options available such as creams, gels, lotions and milk all claiming to protect the skin from the sun. However what matters the most is the type of your skin, the suitable solar protection, which part of the body is going to be exposed and for how long. First things first – Decide whether you need a sunscreen or a sun block. For those who did not know, yes there is a difference. As the name suggests, a sun screen will give your skin a screen against the sun. However, a sun block will block the sun rays completely. In general terms, a sunscreen is good to use on a routine basis. But if you are going to be exposed to the sun for an extended period of time then you must consider picking up a sun block. Protection against UVA as well as UVB rays is a must. Any exposure to sun definitely causes serious and sometimes irreversible damage to the skin. UVA rays cause wrinkles while UVB rays cause more serious damage like sunburn. Protection from UVA rays is offered by most of the sunscreens but this time look for a product that offers protection from UVA as well as UVB rays. What is a PA rating? It is the protection against UVA rays. This can be figured out by PA ratings mentioned on the label such as PA+ or PA*, PA++ OR PA**or PA+++ PA***. More the rating, higher is the protection provided. What is the correct Solar Protection Factor (SPF) for me? This is the most common yet an unanswered question when it comes to choosing a sunscreen. All sunscreen labels mention the SPF rating. While it is true that higher the SPF better is the protection, one cannot be looking for a 100 SPF. The correct way to select the one that suits you is by knowing the activity you are indulging in and the type of the skin. If you are going trekking or spending a day at the beach, go for a 50+ and if it is an ordinary routine you may select any SPF from 15+ to 50+. It...

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You hair needs sunscreen too!
Apr26

You hair needs sunscreen too!

Never heard of sunscreen for your hair? That is  because it’s a new concept, and like all good things, it is catching up. Worldwide. Book Your Appointment Intensive research has shown that it is not only your skin that is affected by the Sun. UVA and UVB rays from the Sun damage the cuticles of your hair making it dry, brittle and damaged. It loses its natural moisture and shine, feels itchy, and dandruff appears. You can see for yourself that the top layer gets frizzier and thinner than the parts that are not exposed. Damaged hair breaks easily and becomes unmanageable and unruly. Harmful rays from the Sun break down the proteins in your hair known as keratin. Keratin helps keep your hair hydrated, flexible and healthy. You need to be even more careful about exposing your hair to the Sun if you blow dry your hair, use heated styling tools, dye, perm, or curl. Using an umbrella when you step out will not help as the harmful UV rays penetrate it. A scarf or cap will not protect the hair that is not covered by it. Something that covers the hair completely will certainly help though. But all is not lost. You don’t have to hide your beauty every time you go out. Not with the introduction of sunscreens for your hair, says Enrich Salons. There are many broad spectrum conditioners, lotions, sprays and gels that are easy to use and are light so your hair does not look greasy in the market now. Those containing SPF are specially effective. Try them. Book Your Appointment Also, next time you walk into Enrich Salons ask about home-made packs you can use weekly to give your hair the tender loving care it...

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