Do you know why using Mekis Sunscreens is important?
According to WHO, most Kenyan areas have extreme levels of UV index with Mombasa, Nairobi, Kisumu etc. ranging from 12 on UV index scale. Hence, use of sunscreen is a must.
Understanding the importance of using Mekis sunscreen can give both adults and children more incentive to apply SPF more regularly. So, why is using Mekis sunscreen important?
The sun produces natural energy in the form of ultraviolet (UV) rays that can cause damage to the skin.
There are two types of UV rays that cause different types of damage if there is too much exposure:
Â· Ultraviolet A (UVA) ââ associated with premature aging of the skin
Â· Ultraviolet B (UVB) ââ associated with sunburns
Your skinâs outer layer is composed of cells that contain a pigment called melanin that helps to protect your skin from the sunâs rays.
However, melanin can only do so much; too much exposure from these ultraviolet rays causes these cells to darken and then shed.
Mekis Sunscreens acts as a shield for your skin cells and protects your skin from damage. This damage can take the form of:
Â· Intense or frequent sunburns
Â· Popped blood vessels in your skin
Â· Premature aging of the skin that causes wrinkles
Â· Skin cancer
Spending time in the sun, regardless of your skin type, puts you at a higher risk for sun damage.
All our sunscreen products are covers broad spectrumâ ââ this means your sunscreen will shield your skin against both UVA and UVB sun rays.
What is SPF? Why is it important?
Mekis Sunscreen bottles and jars have a number that indicates the SPF level . SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor ââ the number refers to how long your skin will be protected from burning if the sunscreen is applied.
For example, if you apply Mekis Sunscreen SPF 30 your skin will be protected for 30 times longer than if you werenât wearing sunscreen.
Though this means that youâre technically protected for a certain duration of time, we generally recommended that you re-apply your broad spectrum sunscreen every two hours for guaranteed protection.
Who should use Mekis sunscreens?
Men, women and children over 6 months of age should use sunscreen every day. This includes people who tan easily and those who donât â remember, your skin is damaged by sun exposure over your lifetime, whether or not you burn.
When should you apply Mekis sunscreen ?
Every day! The best practice is to apply 30 minutes before venturing outside to allow the sunscreen to bind to your skin.
Reapply every two hours of exposure and immediately after swimming or excessive sweating.
Even when itâs cloudy, up to 80 percent of the sunâs UV radiation reaches the earth. Going unprotected on an overcast day can lead to skin damage.
Where should you apply sunscreen?
At the very least, you should use sunscreen on every part of your body that is exposed to the sun, including those easy-to-miss spots:
Â· The tops of your ears
Â· Back of your neck,
Â· Your scalp (on the part line),
Â· Tops of your feet
Â· Behind your knees.
Why should you use Mekis sunscreen in your daily routine?
Â· It Protects Your Skin from UV Rays:
The depletion of the ozone layer has increased our risk of sun damage from harmful UV rays. Mekis Sunscreen blocks these rays, greatly reducing the likelihood of sunburn
Â· It Lowers Your Skin Cancer Risk:
By applying Mekis sunscreen each day, you cut your risk of contracting skin cancers in half.
Â· It Prevents Premature Aging of the Skin:
Sun damages from UV rays causes photo aging of the skin, which is characterized by a thick, leathery look; discoloration; and a breakdown of collagen, which contributes to lines, sagging and wrinkles.
Â· It Helps Maintain an Even Skin Tone:
Mekis Sunscreen helps prevent discoloration and dark spots from sun damage, helping you maintain a smoother and more even skin tone.
Mekis Sunscreen products are made of natural ingredients proven to protect from dangerous sun rays. They create a protective barrier on the surface of your skin that reflects and scatters UV away from your body
Reapplication reminders: Always reapply sunscreen. Aim for every two hours if youâre outside.
Sitting in the shade, wearing sun-protective clothing and a hat, and limiting your total sun exposure time should be additional parts of your sun-protection plan.
Just apply a small amount of Mekis Sunscreen and massage in circular motion until absorbed into skin.