I love talking about sunscreen especially why it is essential to include it in your skincare routine. I have already talked about a few sunscreen basics in a past post. However, I recently realised that many people still do not know what a broad spectrum sunscreen is. So I decided to do a quick post about it.
Broad Spectrum sunscreen:
A suncreen that contains both SPF and PA is known as a broad spectrum sunscreen. Sometimes, broad spectrum suncreens are also known as full-spectrum sunscreens since they protect the skin from both UVA and UVB rays.
If you want to know SPF and PA in details, here is a link to my post Know Your Sunscreen.
Earlier in the days, many sunscreens only contained Sun Protection Factor (SPF). Then came the sunscreens containing PA factor, gradually leading to sunscreens with both SPF and PA. The term “broad spectrum sunscreen” is losing its importance since a majority of sunscreens these days contain SPF and PA to protect the skin from the UVB and UVA rays on the sun respectively. If you are wondering why I am so enthusiastic about the use of sunscreens, you must read my post why you should use a sunscreen.
Hope you found this little skincare post about sunscreens helpful. Let me know in the comments section below if you use sunscreen regularly. And, which one is your favourite. I am currently using the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sun Block.