Best suncreams on the market

Are you protecting yourself and your family against the harmful effects of the sun? It is becoming increasingly important to protect your skins while out in the sun as the risks of skin cancer continue to increase with the earth’s depleting ozone layer.

Most people intuitively want to buy the best suncreams on the market, but fewer people actually know how. We highlight some important things you need to consider when buying suncreams to help you find the right creams for your skin type and give your family the best protection for adverse sunlight.


One of the main things you need to acutely be aware of when you pick a sunscreen product is its SPF. SPF stands for: Sun Protection Factor. Sun Protection Factor indicates the actual level of protection the product offers against damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays the sun produces. UV rays are what cause most of the adverse effects of the sun, such as skin cancer and early signs of ageing like wrinkles and sagging skin.

It is recommended that you only pick a bottle of sunscreen that contains at least an SPF of 15. However, more and more sunscreen products with an SPF of more than 15 are being produced and doctors now recommend you pick and apply sunscreens with an SPF of at least 30 or 45. SPF can go as far up as 100 so you need to consider the needs particular to your skin type to find the right sunscreen product for you and or your child.

Skin type

Different sun creams are best suited for different people, depending on one’s skin type. If you have pale skin that is easily scorched by the sun’s rays or you are buying the product for a child, you will need sun cream with high SPF to protect the skin when you are out in the sun. If you have darker skin, you may not need sun cream with the highest SPF, but you still need to apply sunscreen each time you are heading out of the house.

Bottom line

Suncreams with high SPF are absolutely important for people with very pale complexions and sun-sensitive skin because when exposed to the sun these skin types are more likely to develop skin cancer. You will also need the higher SPF sunscreens when you are leaving the house to go for outdoor activities that require you to be out in the sun for long periods of time.

Choose and use the best sunscreen product for your skin type to ensure you enjoy the sun without exposing yourself and your family to harmful sun rays that can lead to hazardous medical condition later on in life.

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