Sunscreen: Use, Price and Where to buy it in Ghana
Do you know that the sun’s rays can be harmful to the skin? Yes, the sun helps us in many ways. It dries our clothes, provides solar energy, and even helps our plants grow, but the sun and your skin are not best friends, no matter how good it feels when it meets it after spending a long day under the air conditioner. But hey! The only time the sun’s rays are suitable for your skin is when you sit under it at 6 am for some vitamin D.
Sun rays exposure can cause skin cancer and visible signs of aging like wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. This is due to the sun’s ultraviolet A and Ultraviolet B lights. When buying sunscreen, you need to consider the Sun Protection Factor (SPF), which is how much UVB light sunscreen can filter out, and the recommended amount of SPF is 30 or above.
It would be best if you also considered your skin type. For dry skin, use a sunscreen that contains hydrating ingredients like ceramides or hyaluronic acids, and for sensitive skin, opt for a physical or mineral sunscreen. It comes in different types lotion, gel, stick, spray, and balm.
How to Apply Sunscreen
Many people ask themselves whether to use their lotion or sunscreen first. Well, the lotion always comes before the sunscreen for full effect. Apply generously 30 minutes before sun exposure. People with all skin complexion can use sunscreen. Yes, we mean even people of color. It is safe and healthy for your skin. Avoid the eyes when applying it. And reapply it every 2 hours on days you will have to be in the sun for a long time.
Where to Buy Sunscreen in Ghana
You can buy sunscreen in all cosmetic and beauty care shops in Ghana. You can also buy it in pharmacies and online stores like Jumia, Jiji, Kikuu, and Amazon and have it delivered to your doorstep.
It can be challenging to choose a good sunscreen since there are many of them on the market, but we will recommend a few ones for you, ones you can get to buy in all cosmetic shops.
- Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Sunscreen, Oil-Free SPF 30: GHS 90 – GHS 100
- Neutrogena Healthy Skin Moisturizer with Sunscreen: GHS 100 – GHS 120
- CeraVe Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30: GHS 100 – GHS 150
- La Roche Posay Anthelios SPF 60 sunscreen: GHS 100 – GHS 210
- Sugergoop Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40: GHS 200 – GHS 270
It is about time you add sunscreen to the many beauty products you have at home, that is, if you want to keep your skin healthy and prevent skin cancer, hyperpigmentation and wrinkles. The most common effect we get from sun rays in Ghana is hyperpigmentation, thus, darker patches of the skin. Especially on the cheekbones. For even and healthy skin tone. Choose a good sunscreen.
Together with the sunscreen, it would help if you also chose a lotion and moisturizer that is mild on your skin and does not contain harsh chemicals that would interrupt the action of the sunscreen you use. If you have any questions, leave them in the comment section.