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Sunblock For Every Season: Why It's Important Year-Round

Who said sunblock is only for sunny weather?! After all, the sun is around all year long - and that means we need to use a good sunblock all year long too!

In this blog post, we'll debunk the myth that sunblock is only for sunny weather, what type of sunblock one must use during winter & rainy times, understand the benefits of applying sunblock, and share some tips on the correct application.

Sunblock is NOT just for sunny weather 

One of the most common myths surrounding sunblock is that it's only necessary when the sun is shining bright or during summer. Harmful UV rays are persistent, even on cloudy or rainy days. While UVB rays are strong on bright sunny days and can cause sunburn when directly exposed, UVA rays penetrate through clouds and cause long-term damage to your skin. Likewise, during winter, when the sun might not feel as intense, UVA rays still manage to reach you and can harm your skin. Therefore, dismissing sunblock as a summer essential product is a misconception that needs to be ended.

What type of sunblock to use during winter and the rain?

Even during winter and rainy months, it's crucial to protect your skin from harmful UVA rays. 

Opt for a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 and a high PA rating. 

Look for a water-resistant formula, which is beneficial during rainy weather or if you engage in outdoor activities. 

Additionally, choose a sunscreen with moisturizing ingredients to combat winter dryness. 

Remember to reapply it every two hours, especially if you're exposed to rain or water as it may tend to wash away your sun protection.

Benefits of applying Sunblock

Protecting your skin from sun rays is only one of the myriad benefits applying sunblock has to offer. Here are some of the other benefits: 

Prevention of Premature Ageing: Sun exposure is a leading cause of premature ageing. Regular use of sunblock helps prevent the formation of wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots.

Prevention of Sunburn: The most obvious benefit is protection against sunburn. Sunblock creates a shield on your skin, preventing UV rays from causing redness and irritation. This is more common among those with sensitive skin.

Protection Against Hyperpigmentation: Sun exposure can lead to hyperpigmentation, causing dark spots and uneven skin tone. Sunblock helps prevent and reduce the appearance of these skin concerns.

Preservation of Collagen: UV rays can break down collagen, leading to sagging and loss of skin elasticity. Sunblock helps preserve collagen, keeping your skin firm and supple.

Tips to remember when applying Sunblock

Here are some things to keep in mind when applying sun protection:

Choose the Right SPF: Choose a sunblock with the appropriate Sun Protection Factor (SPF) for your skin type and the level of sun exposure. SPF 30 or higher is recommended for daily use.

Apply Generously: Don't skimp out on the sunblock. Apply it generously to all exposed skin areas, including the face, neck, ears, and hands.

Reapply as Required: Sunblock wears off over time, especially if you're swimming or sweating. Reapply every two hours or more frequently if you're engaging in water-related activities. If you’re worried about ruining your makeup when reapplying, check our website for our SPF Top-Up Loose Powder!

Apply Evenly: Ensure that you distribute the sunblock evenly on your skin. Give importance to areas that are often overlooked, such as the tops of your feet, ears, and the back of your neck.

Use it Regularly: Make sunblock a regular in your daily skincare routine. Apply it after moisturiser and before makeup for best protection.


Sunblock is not merely a summertime necessity; it is a skincare essential for all seasons. By making sun protection a consistent habit, you empower your skin to withstand the test of time, ensuring a radiant and healthy complexion throughout the year. Prioritize your skin's well-being with the year-round embrace of sunblock, and let your beauty shine resiliently, regardless of the season.

In the world of sun protection, Sandiva's One & Done Tinted Sunblock stands as a reliable companion in your year-round skincare routine. A lightweight lotion with a beautiful mousse-like texture it offers you heavy-duty protection from UVA & UVB sun damage.

Packed with the goodness of soothing Sandalwood to calm inflammation caused by sun exposure, it leaves no white cast and seamlessly blends into your skin. 

Available in 4 different tints suitable for most Indian skin tones.

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