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The rainy monsoon season is a time of relief for many, bringing respite from the scorching summer sun. However, there's a common misconception that during monsoons, the need for sunscreen diminishes. After all, the sun seems to hide behind the clouds, and the sky often remains overcast.
But don't be fooled by appearances—UV radiation is still present, and protecting your skin with sunscreen remains essential. In this blog, we'll explore why sunscreen is non-negotiable in monsoons, the benefits it offers, and other sun protection measures you can take.
There are many common myths that persist about the use of sunscreen during non-sunny weather. Let's look into some of these misconceptions:
Reality: There's a common misconception that sunscreen is unnecessary during the monsoon season because the sun is often hidden behind clouds. However, it's important to note that UV radiation can penetrate clouds. UVA rays, which can cause skin damage, remain relatively constant throughout the year. Even on overcast days, UVA radiation exposure is a concern. Therefore, using sunscreen during monsoons is crucial for protecting your skin from the harmful effects of UV rays - especially one with high UVA protection.
Reality: It's a prevalent myth that sunburn is impossible during the monsoon season due to frequent cloud cover. However, cloud cover is rarely a perfect shield and enough UV radiation can reach your skin when you are outdoors to cause sunburn even on cloudy days. Using sunscreen is crucial year-round to protect your skin from harmful UV radiation, ensuring you stay safe even during the monsoons.
Reality: Some people believe that the rain itself acts as a protective barrier against UV radiation. While raindrops can scatter UV rays to a certain extent, they don't provide sufficient protection from the sun. Rainwater can also contain pollutants and impurities that may negatively affect your skin. Therefore, relying on rain alone is not a reliable method of safeguarding your skin from harmful UV radiation.
Reality: Another common misconception is that skin aging takes a break during the monsoon season. UVA radiation is one of the primary causes of premature skin aging. UVA radiation is present throughout the year. Its longer wavelength allows it to penetrate clouds and also glass windows. Sunscreen helps mitigate these effects, keeping your skin youthful.
Incorporating sunscreen into your daily skincare routine during the monsoon season ensures that your skin remains healthy, youthful, and protected, allowing you to make the most of this rainy season while safeguarding your skin from potential harm.
The monsoon season might give you a break from the scorching sun, but it doesn't exempt you from the need for sunscreen. UV radiation remains a threat even on cloudy days, and the benefits of sunscreen go beyond sun protection. Don't forget to use Sandiva's One & Done tinted sunblock which is available in 4 different tints, for added benefits.
So, rain or shine, make sunscreen an essential part of your daily skincare routine. Your skin will thank you for the protection and care, and you'll enjoy a healthy and radiant complexion throughout the monsoon season and beyond.