10 sunscreen questions answered

Hello friends!!!!!!These are some regular issues with sunscreen that i thought the answers might be helpful to you


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1.Why :

This is a really good question. For answer, I don’t want to go in to medical terms.  It is very much misunderstood that ‘sunscreen’  is just meant to keep tan at bay. Apart from that it protects skin from premature aging, skin cancer and some skin conditions. So, if you are going to stay in sun for > 15mins (even in winter) sunscreen is a must.

2.When :

Sunscreen takes at least 20-30mins to work, so plan accordingly.

3.When in all the regimen :

This is another mistake done by many. Sunscreen needs skin contact to work. Apply your sunscreen as a first layer (after cleansing, toning and before moisturizer, make up). Yes, you need to apply before moisturizer. It is not like if you apply it on the top of everything, it is going to act like a shield.

4.Where :

It is again wrong to apply it only on face. Every sun exposed area needs it. Do not forget top of the ears, upper back, top of the feet.

5.How much :

I have seen many people using sunscreen in less than needed amount. For face you need at least 1andhalf to 2 pea sized amount. For body if only for arms and feet, you will need at least half ounce (15 ml) for bikini you need 1 and half to 2 ounce. Plan it according to your exposed area.

6.  When to re apply

you applied in the morning and forgot about it. Later you will start cursing that bloody sunscreen product you used. If you don’t want this happening to you again, do not forget to re apply once every 3-4hrs.

7.Who :

every one under the sun needs sunscreen unless you have some special skin problem or allergy to any ingredient.

8.What is S. P. F. :

It is a short Form for Sun protection factor. In simple terms it describes the capacity of sunscreen. In country like India, I will advise you to use at least S . P. F. 30 UVA & 2+ UVB protection.

9.Long wear really???

Some famous brands claim ( boast)an extremely long wear sunscreen ,but even if the brand is very famous top brand offering costly sunscreen ,this claim is not true. Any sunscreen needs to be reapplied every  3-4 hrs.

10.Water-proof and sweat proof

I heard from a dermatologist that water and sweat proof really mean that they are relatively resistant to water & sweat ,not complete ‘proof’ . You still need to consider after a dip and wild play under sun.

Hope you find these helpful……

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Hey beauties , i am really sorry for being sooooo irregular with my posts these days. This is happening in spite of my serious attempts to write regularly.Last week , i was busy in raising my level .Ohhh not in CANDY CRUSH SAGA or anything, but in real life. I successfully shifted my self from 2nd floor to 3rd floor of my hostel. I was busy with my messed up luggage.

I am back with three more d.i.y.s using our age old beauty ingredient turmeric powder.I think INDIANS have been using turmeric for beauty purposes from the beginning of mankind. Every girls mother , grand mother , great grand mother ……….. might have used it at some part of their lives. So, here we have 2 simple d.i.y.s with turmeric.



For people who suffer from rough,dry skin & fine lines.

  • Break one egg & take egg white.
  • Add two drops of olive oil , pinch of turmeric,spoonful rose water to it.
  • Apply the resultant liquidy mixture to face & neck.
  • Let it dry for 15-20 mins.
  • Wash it offff….


For removing dead skin and making skin soft and supple.

  • Take spoonful of honey,spoonful sugar,half a bowl besan ,pinch of turmeric in to a bowl.
  • Mix them into a paste, if necessary add rose water.
  • Massage this paste slowly on body before bath for 10 mins.
  • Take bath.
  • Use this for twice a week for soft skin.


Turmeric is well known for it’s skin lightening properties.This is how u can use it as a scrub for lightening.

  • You will need half a bowl of besan ,quarter bowl of turmeric powder,honey, milk.
  • Make a paste of all these things.
  • massage for 10 mins before taking bath.
  • Use this for twice a week.


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