The American Academy of Dermatology 2019 recommends everyone to use a sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum protection.

Thus, it is imperative to apply sunscreen to protect yourself from harmful UV rays.

The American Academy of Dermatology 2019 recommends using a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to protect your skin.

SPF (sun protection factor) measures how much UVB light sunscreen filters out or how much UV radiation causes a sunburn. The higher the SPF, the less likely your skin will burn.

Check the label for broad-spectrum protection. UVA and UVB are the main causes of skin cancer and ageing, so apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen.

Opt for water-resistant sunscreen if you're in the sun often. Generally, water-resistance lasts 80–120 minutes, so reapply sunscreen often.

Know your skin type For dry skin, use a sunscreen with hyaluronic acid or glycerin. Oily skin can utilise oil-free, lightweight, quick-absorbing sunscreens to avoid clogged pores and outbreaks.

Consider vitamin D. Vitamin D is vital for bone and immune system function, and our body creates it when exposed to UVB rays. So, choose a sunscreen that protects against UV radiation and boosts vitamin D production.