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Article: Can We Apply Sunscreen After Aloe Vera Gel

Apply Sunscreen After Aloe Vera Gel

Can We Apply Sunscreen After Aloe Vera Gel

Gone are the days when skincare was a luxury; the changing waves of the future, especially the damaging effect of UV rays, are turning it into a necessity! But have you ever wondered if you can apply sunscreen after aloe vera gel? 

I mean, who doesn't love Aloe vera? It is such a start skincare component! It not only calms the skin but hydrates and smoothes it at the same time. But, when it comes to sunscreen, we all want to ensure we're doing everything right to protect ourselves from harmful UV rays. So, what do you think?

 

Does using sunscreen after applying aloe vera gel enhance its effectiveness or reduce the safeguard it offers our skin? Let's explore this topic more in this blog.

Understanding sunscreen and its importance!

You must have heard dermatologists and skincare experts emphasising the need to use sunscreen daily. What makes it so important?

Sunscreen is an essential protective layer for skin against ultraviolet (UV) radiation. The sun emits UVA and UVB radiations, which are both capable of causing damage to the skin. But sunscreen works as a protective barrier against those UV rays. It decreases the chance of developing skin cancer, minimises the appearance of wrinkles and age spots, and helps avoid sunburns. 

This is why you should always wear sunscreen, even on cloudy days, because UV radiation can still damage the skin through clouds. Additionally, it's essential to put on sunscreen thoroughly and reapply it regularly, particularly after sweating or exercising. Ideally, you should select a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of at least 30. This guarantees defence against both UVA and UVB radiation.

What happens if you don't apply sunscreen regularly?

Although it may appear harmless, skipping sunscreen invites the sun to cause havoc on your skin. The UV rays cause damage to your skin by penetrating its layers and can have several consequences -

Premature Ageing: Extended sun exposure can hasten the ageing process. It causes age spots, wrinkles, and fine lines, depriving your skin of a youthful glow.

Hyperpigmentation: Prolonged sun exposure can result in uneven skin tone, black patches, and freckles, which cause discolouration.

Skin Cancer: Skin cancer can arise from mutations caused by UV radiation damage to skin cells' DNA.

Tanning: A tan is actually your skin's attempt to shield itself from UV rays. The chance of skin injury is increased by excessive tanning.

Sunburn: The first signs of damage to the skin's outermost layer are severe sunburns, skin peeling and discomfort.

Hence, always prioritise sun protection to enjoy the sunshine without worrying about the adverse effects.

Complementary roles of Aloe vera gel and sunscreen

In a skincare regimen, aloe vera gel and sunscreen work well together to promote skin health synergistically. 

  • Aloe vera gel works as a perfect base layer, giving skin hydration and calming properties.
  • Packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, aloe vera deeply penetrates the skin without clogging pores.
  • It is an excellent pre-sunscreen treatment because of its anti-inflammatory qualities, which help soothe inflamed skin and reduce redness.
  • Sunscreen is more effective when coupled with aloe vera gel because the moisturised skin promotes better sunscreen adherence
  • Aloe vera's comforting qualities also help lessen the possibility of discomfort from certain sunscreen compounds.

Several studies have explored aloe vera's ability to manage sunburn, illuminating its remarkable characteristics-

  • A study published in the 'Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand' emphasised the powerful anti-inflammatory properties of aloe vera, which helped prevent suntan and reduce swelling and redness that come with sunburn.
  • According to a paper published in the 'International Journal of Dermatology', aloe vera has analgesic qualities that relieve sunburn pain when administered topically.

Aloe vera has been shown, as published in the 'International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research', to moisturise and hydrate sun-damaged skin, hence reducing excessive dryness and peeling.

Application tips for optimal results

Now that you are aware of the need for both sunscreen and aloe vera for skin care, it is essential to know how to integrate them into your daily routine effectively to maximise results. You can benefit from these goods every day in an efficient manner by following this step-by-step guide:

Clean your face: To remove dirt on your skin, start with a mild cleanser. Dry off your face with a pat.

Apply aloe vera: Take a tiny bit of avimee pure aloe gel and evenly distribute it over your face. Aloe vera aids in hydrating and soothing the skin. Give it a few minutes to absorb.

Apply your serum: After using the avimee aloe vera gel, use any serum you choose. Sunscreen's protective properties can be enhanced by serums containing antioxidants. Apply a pea-sized quantity, then allow it to absorb.

Sunscreen application: Applying sunscreen ought to be your next move. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a minimum SPF of thirty. Use enough sunscreen (about a tablespoon) to cover your neck and face.

Reapplication: If you will be in the sun for long, reapply sunscreen every two hours or more frequently if you sweat.

Makeup: If you like to wear makeup, wait until the sunscreen has been completely absorbed before applying it. An additional layer of protection is offered by some foundations that include SPF.

Nighttime skincare routine: During the evening, rewash your face to remove any leftover makeup and sunscreen. Apply a layer of XYZ aloe gel before going to bed.

As you use new products, patch-test them first, especially if you have delicate skin. Modify the amounts according to the needs of your skin and the directions on the particular product.

Conclusion

  • When paired, aloe vera gel and sunscreen make a powerful skincare team that works in harmony to protect skin from the sun's damaging rays.
  • Using sunscreen as your primary barrier against UV radiation can protect your skin from sunburns, early ageing, and even skin cancer.
  • On the other hand, aloe vera gel, well known for its moisturising and soothing qualities, is a calming agent for the skin.
  • Aloe vera gel can be applied as a layer of extra hydration before sunscreen application, keeping the skin hydrated and better able to withstand extended sun exposure.

Healthy skin starts with a balanced skincare routine. We invite you to feel the advantages of avimee aloe gel as you begin your skincare journey. Please feel free to share our blog on your social network accounts, write comments on our site, and help us spread the word about healthy skin.

Let's encourage people to put skincare first and learn about the amazing advantages of aloe vera gel, sunscreen, and a thorough skincare regimen.

 

Dr. Maulik Vyas
Reviewed by Expert Dr. Maulik Vyas ( ( Ayurveda Content Specialist, Avimee Herbal ) )

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