What is suntan ?
The human body has its own mechanism of protecting itself from external factors that cause harm to it. When the UVA and UVB rays from the sun attack us, the skin produces Melanin in the epidermal layer of the skin. Melanin acts as a protective shield against the sun's harmful effects. The skin, in result, darkens in color. Sun tanning over period of time leads to a dull, lack-luster skin with blemishes and black spots on the tanned areas. A sun block helps in keeping a tab on the tanning process, saving the skin from damage. The effect of a sun-block's action against UVB rays is measured in Sun Protection Factor or SPF. It is strongly recommended to apply a sun-block of SPF 15 or more at least 30 minutes before going out in the sun. This allows the ingredients to penetrate through the skin and prepare a shield against the harmful rays of the sun. Also, one must make sure the sun-block is effective against UVA rays as well. Also, the reapplication is important. Excessive sweating, water sports and toweling would wipe off the sun screen. Hence, one must make sure to reapply the sun block in such cases.
Benefits of The Sun-shield combo: Wheatgerm Oil + Manjistha
Wheatgerm Oil is obtained in unrefined form from the core (or kernel) of wheat grain. In comparison with any vegetable oil, Wheatgerm Oil contains the maximum percentage of Vitamin E. Apart from gifting the skin a supple glow, Wheatgerm Oil is known to cure burns and patching. It is effective on all skin types. The presence of Vitamin E makes Wheatgerm Oil a very powerful antioxidant which acts on the sun-damaged skin cells, acting as an anti-scarring agent and healing the skin in no time. On a regular Wheatgerm application, premature aging stops and a younger-looking, even toned skin is visible. Sun exposure leads to black spots and pigmentation which are effectively cured by Wheatgerm Oil. It soothes the skin and works on cell renewal and fighting wrinkles. Rubia cordifolia or commonly known as Manjistha is a very effective herb that helps fighting skin disorders like pigmentation, black spots, scars, irregular tanning leading to discoloration and sun burns. Manjistha brings back the glow and health that the sun rips off due to constant exposure to harmful UVA and UVB rays. By promoting a faster healing of the skin, Manjistha acts both as a shield as well as a nourishment provider to the skin. Pimples, freckles, wrinkles and fine lines are effectively dealt with by this powerful herb.
Aloe Vera:The natural skin beautifier
The sun's powerful rays have the capability of burning the skin. The 'burn plant' or Aloe Vera is the most effective cure found for treating any level of skin burn. Aloe Vera gel taken out from the leaf of Aloe plant penetrates into the skin surface, helps the skin to breathe and also, provides nourishment and moisture for the skin to heal itself fast. Aloe Vera is a natural analgesic. The presence of amino acids and the vital Vitamins- C, F, A and traces of B-12 help in the improving blood flow yielding a healthy, supple and sun-shielded skin.
Vitamin E as a sun-shield
A natural antioxidant, Vitamin E takes care of the skin by acting as a layer over the skin that fights the powerful sun rays and safeguards the skin from their harmful effects. Apart from being a savior, Vitamin E also acts as the healer. It takes to repair of the skin and nullifies the harsh damage caused by UVA and UVB rays of the sun. Sun burns are visibly reduced and the skin breathes with life, health and suppleness. 3 in 1 Sunscreen Cream SPF 20 contains the goodness of Vitamin E and Aloe Vera combined with the powerful sun-shield combo of Wheatgerm Oil & Manjistha making it an effective safeguard from the Sun's harmful effects."