Why Sunscreen Is Important For Your Daily Skincare In Monsoons

Why Sunscreen Is Important For Your Daily Skincare In Monsoons

  • By Srishty Singh

This is a Public Service Announcement – sunscreen is non-negotiable even on a rainy day. The bands of clouds in the sky are no match for harmful UV rays that cause photoaging, pigmentation and more to your skin. So, if you have been steering clear of SPF during this monsoon, we suggest you remedy the situation STAT! 

This blog walks you through the benefits of sunscreen, the different formats of SPF available in the market and how to integrate one into your daily skincare. So, keep scrolling. 

 What Is Sunscreen?

Sunscreen is a cream, lotion or stick that wards off UVA and UVB radiations. These UV rays can easily percolate clouds and take a toll on your skin’s health. This is why you must swear by a broad-spectrum formula during the rainy season too. 

  Physical Vs Chemical Sunscreens: Which One Should I Pick?

There has been perennial discussion in the beauty community around physical Vs chemical sunscreens. Let's delve deeper into the differences here. 

1. Physical sunscreen: Physical sunscreens – infused with titanium or zinc oxide, form a physical barrier on the top of the dermis. This shield (if you will) bounces UV rays off itself, preventing damage to your skin.

2. Chemical sunscreen: As opposed to their physical counterparts, chemical sunscreens absorb harmful UV rays like a sponge, releasing them in the form of heat. They are formulated with ingredients like Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl, Hexyl Benzoate and more that help soak up the UV rays.

 What Are The Benefits Of Wearing Sunscreen?

If you’re wondering why sunscreen should find a spot in your vanity, here’s a closer look at its benefits. 

1. Prevents Skin Ageing: We all love basking in the sun. But constant sun exposure can damage essential proteins like collagen and elastin in your skin. Results? Sagging skin with fine lines, wrinkles and creases. To keep such problems at bay, sunscreen is vital.

2. Prevents Hyperpigmentation and Spots: Sun exposure leads to uninhibited melanin production in the cells and the formation of dark spots or patches. A broad-spectrum sunscreen helps prevent localized discolouration, ensuring an even tone complexion.

3. Prevents Skin Mutations: Even on an overcast day, your skin cells are susceptible to mutations due to UV radiation. 

Best Way To Apply Sunscreen

Want to make the most of your sunscreen? Here’s everything you should bear in mind – 

1. Studies suggest that it takes 15 to 20 minutes for your sunscreen formula to absorb in your skin. So, apply it at least 15 minutes before stepping outdoors.

2. Confused about the amount of sunscreen for a single wear? Experts suggest that two fingers’ worth of SPF should be enough for your face and neck. Also, remember to cover the back of your ear and other exposed parts, diligently.

3. Contrary to the misconception, a single slather of sunscreen doesn’t last you all day. If you are outdoors for long periods, reapply the formula every two hours.

 What Should I Look For In My Sunscreen?

  If SPF is an unknown territory for you, here are some value markers to look for 

1.  Does It Leave A White Cast?

If the sunscreen leaves a white cast on your face – we recommend steering clear of the tube. White residue or cast weighs down your complexion, making it look patchy. It also leads to a blotchy application of makeup products like the base or foundation. 

2. How Much Sun Protection Is Enough Sun Protection? 

The SPF or Sun Protection Factor helps determine the degree of sun protection for the skin. Experts suggest formulas with SPF 30 or more for long-lasting and infallible skin protection. 

3.  Will It Clog My Pores?

If you're someone with oily or combination skin, look for lightweight formulas that don’t clog the pores. Foxtale’s Mattifying Sunscreen is a great addition to skincare products for oily skin. We discuss more about this innovative product (later in the article). 

4. Is A Broad-Spectrum Formula?

 A broad-spectrum sunscreen shields your skin from both UVA and UVB radiation. This helps prevent ageing, burns and tans to the skin (simultaneously). 

  Best Sunscreens On Foxtale

Your search for the best sunscreen ends here. Foxtale brings you best-selling formulas for formidable sun protection, regardless of the season. 

1. Mattifying Sunscreen 

Skin Type: Oily and Combination 
Key Ingredients: Niacinamide 
SPF: 70 

This featherlight formula ensures formidable sun protection while regulating sebum. It glides on the skin without feeling greasy or icky, bestowing it with a gorgeous matte. Use this superlative formula to prevent photoaging, burns, and tans. 

2. Dewy Sunscreen 

Skin Type: Normal to Dry 
Key Ingredients: D-Panthenol, Vitamin E, Niacinamide 
SPF: 70 

 This breathable formula absorbs seamlessly and contains 3 types of Vitamin for your skin’s nourishment. It shields your skin against detrimental UV rays while enhancing your overall complexion. The best part? The delectable dewy finish grants your skin. 

3. Tinted Sunscreen 

Skin Type: All  
Key Ingredients: Zinc Oxide, Vitamin E 
SPF: 50  

 Available in 3 hues, our tinted sunscreen’s mousse-like formula blurs pores and creases for a dreamy finish. The formula doesn’t run with sweat or water, ensuring 360-degree protection for your skin in the monsoons. Use this  2-in-1 product to cloak uneven texture and blemishes in a jiffy. 

4. Glow Sunscreen 

Skin Type: All 
Key Ingredients: Niacinamide and Vitamin C 
SPF: 50 

 Fight sun damage all year round with Foxtale’s Glow Sunscreen. Formulated with Vit C and Niacinamide, the sunscreen enhances the latent brightness of your skin with time. It also forms a protective shield around the dermis – warding off pollutants, environmental aggressors, and free radicals. 


1. Can I skip sunscreen when it is raining? 

 Ans) No! Skipping sunscreen on rainy days is a grave oversight. For the unversed, UVA and UVA radiations can easily penetrate the clouds –wreaking havoc on your skin. 

2. What is the best sunscreen for monsoons? 

 Ans) Try Foxtale UltraMatte SPF 50 Sunscreen for formidable sun protection. The formula doesn’t run with water or sweat, making it the perfect fit for monsoons. 

3. Why wait 15 minutes after applying sunscreen? 

 Studies show that it takes 15 to 20 minutes for your sunscreen to completely absorb into the skin. This is why we recommend waiting for 15 minutes after applying sunscreen. 

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