Q. I need your suggestions on which sunscreen to use.

Answered by
Dr. Geeta Priyadarsini Kamminana
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Aug 18, 2017 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hi doctor,

I am in a little trouble. Summer has started where I live, and I am addicted to playing cricket, whatever the weather or climate be. From last two weeks, I have noticed that my face color has become darker due to the sun. So, I am a little confused about which sunblock cream to use. I need your suggestion on which cream to use. I do not understand the concept of SPF 25, 30, 50 and 60.

Dr. Geeta Priyadarsini Kamminana

General Medicine Internal Medicine
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Sun protection factor or SPF blocks damaging UV rays, which are responsible for skin aging, darkening, sunburn, and malignancy.

I would advise you to use sunscreens that are a multi-spectrum or broad spectrum, which blocks both UV-A and UV-B rays.

Select Sunscreen according to SPF value. SPF number not less than 30 and not more than 50 will serve the purpose.

While going to play, you may apply a generous layer of SPF 50, and for the routine purpose, you may use SPF 30.

Do drink plenty of fluids and wear protective cotton clothing particularly light-colored clothes.

Take care. Have a nice and safe game.

For more information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/internal-medicine-physician


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