Why protecting your skin with sunscreen pills is a good idea
“Genetics sort of favoured me when it comes to ageing,” says Geetanjali, a 45-year-old homemaker. “It’s almost like a pattern, you look at my 70-year-old mother, and you’ll notice how supple and younger her cheeks look. Every time she goes to her old workplace for pension-related formalities, she still gets complimented about her looks.” Geetanjali herself doesn’t look her age either. “Same goes for me. My Mom, myself, and my daughter- we all look quite younger than our age. Most people cannot believe that my little one is working! They look at her and assume that she’s still in college!”
When we asked Geetanjali about her skincare routine, she said, she didn’t have one until a few years back. She relied on her genetics along with her moisturizer and limited her use of makeup. Her family didn’t really have any “Secret food recipe” for ageing and beautiful skin. Neither Geetanjali nor her Mom had even used sunscreen until then. But what changed 5 years back?
Benefits of sunscreen
“One of the skin mishaps I have ever experienced happened in 2017. I attended our all-day sunny barbeque party for our college reunion with my friends and I was under the sun for more than 6 hours. Following that event, I attended football matches on 2 consecutive days so I spent most of that period outside.”
Geetanjali’s daughter recalls, “That was the first time I saw my Mom in that condition. I still remember, when she came home after that reunion trip, her face and arms had red patches all over.”
“Acne, redness, itching, discomfort, my face was in pain. I consulted a dermat and was under her treatment for the next few weeks. Slowly, my skin healed and went back to how it was before.” says Geetanjali, “I genuinely thought this was a one time thing, and it was only a repercussion of outdoor events but I was wrong. Following that incident, everytime I’d be under the sun anytime between 10 am to 4 pm, inflammations would develop.”
“I learnt it the hardway; sunscreens are important. My dermat actually recommended a daily application, whether or not I am indoors or outdoors.”
Although many people believe that sun protection is only important on sunny days, UV rays may pass through clouds, reflect off of snow, sand, concrete, and water, and UVA rays in particular can pass through glass, making year-round use of sunscreen mandatory.
Are sunscreens enough though?
Before we get to that, let’s understand everything that’s dangerous about you going out under the sun at odd hours.
Is sunscreen pill good for skin?
When you cut an apple and leave it uncovered, you notice that it turns brownish after a while. This phenomenon is called ‘oxidative stress’ and guess what? Our skin too may go through oxidative stress, mainly caused by exposure to sun, bad food habits, poor lifestyle, incessant drinking and smoking. Factors like these generate free radicals inside your body in amounts that your body may not be able to neutralize. These free radicals attack lipids and DNA in the epidermis and cause cellular damage. The consequences being premature ageing, inflammation, wrinkles, pigmentation, and even cancer.
Antioxidants are free radical scavengers that destroy these free radicals. This is why it is recommended that we have an antioxidant-rich diet. Sun protection with sunscreens can help in combatting oxidative damage to your skin caused by harmful UV rays.
Besides sun protection, vitamins and antioxidants in skincare are essential to combat oxidative stress.
Now, coming back to our original question, are sunscreens enough?
UVA, UVB, and UVC are the three types of UV radiation produced by sunlight. The deepest skin-penetrating UVA radiation cause sunspots, wrinkles, and sagging as well as premature ageing. UVA comes in two varieties: UVA1 and UVA2, with UVA1 photons penetrating the skin more deeply than UVA2. 95% of UV exposure comes from the three primary types of UV rays, with UVA1 accounting for 75% of that exposure. Sunburns are caused by UVB radiation, which are also significantly to blame for skin cancer. The ozone layer of the planet blocks the most harmful form, UVC, which is also present in some artificial light sources like mercury lamps and lasers.
Combining topical and oral photoprotection is crucial for maximising UV protection. Ingestible sunscreen pills are a beneficial addition to regular sun protection practices. It helps make up for sunscreen’s shortcomings and offers a fuller, more effective photoprotection.
Mediterranean rosemary and grapefruit extracts, which make up the natural ingredient combination known as Nutroxsun®, protect the skin from the inside out from harm caused by the sun. The flavonoids in grapefruit and the phenolic components and diterpenes in rose-mary extract work on distinct and complimentary targets to produce an efficient photoprotection. Its preventive and mitigating effects on photoinduced oxidation, skin photodamage, and photoaging are systemic.
Plix’s Sun Prepped skin is a powerful blend of clinically studied NutroxSun™ that inhibits the ROS generation of UVB-exposed cells & decreases skin redness caused by sunlight. It contains NutroxSun, Hyaluronic acid, and 5 antioxidants Lycopene, Astaxanthin, Resveratrol, Vitamin E, and Rosemary protects the skin from UV radiation and reduces signs of aging. Sun Prepped Skin is the perfect addition to your sunscreen routine so you can stay sun protected, inside out.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Who requires sunscreen?
Regardless of age, gender, or ethnicity, anybody can require sunscreen for keeping themselves protected from the sun’s dangerous UV rays.
Should I stop applying sunscreen if I consume edible sunscreen pills?
No. Ingestible sunscreens tablets are a beneficial addition to your sun-care regimen. They complete your skin care routine and make up for the deficiencies in the sunscreens.
What results can I expect from Sun Prepped Skin?
You can expect a reduction in sun-induced pigmentation, reduced fine lines & wrinkles and a younger-looking skin.
What does the product contain?
It contains NutroxSun, Hyaluronic acid, and 5 antioxidants Lycopene, Astaxanthin, Resveratrol, Vitamin E, and Rosemary protects the skin from UV radiation and reduces signs of aging.
Will it aid in my skin’s improvement?
Hyaluronic acid, astaxanthin, and amino acids are ingredients in NutroxSun that increase skin suppleness and minimise wrinkles and fine lines. Your skin will receive nourishment and keep its moisture.