Protect scalp from sun damage; ask experts for advice

First and foremost, it’s important to understand why sunscreen is so important for your scalp. Sunburns on the scalp can lead to redness, irritation, and pain. In addition, it can also cause the scalp to peel, which is uncomfortable and can lead to hair loss and thinning. Over time, sun exposure can also lead to premature aging of the cells on the scalp, as ultraviolet (UV) radiation can deteriorate the skin cells and break down their supportive collagen and elastin fibers. This can cause the appearance of wrinkles and uneven skin tone. Perhaps most importantly, repeated sunburns on the scalp can also put you at higher risk of developing skin cancer.

So, what are the best methods for protecting your scalp from the sun? Here are some frequently asked questions about sun protection for the scalp to help you stay protected while looking stylish:

1. What type of sunscreen should I use on my scalp?

The best sunscreen for your scalp is one that has broad spectrum protection (i.e. protection against both UVA and UVB rays), is waterproof or sweatproof, and has an SPF of 30 or higher. ZenonLife's Scalp & Hair Sunscreen SPF 40 offers all of these features. It contains a proprietary blend of sunscreen actives, including homosolate, octocrylene, octisalate, and avobenzone, that provide broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays, and it is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes for extra protection on hot, sunny days.

2. How often should I reapply sunscreen to my scalp?

The general rule for reapplying sunscreen is every two hours, and this applies to the scalp as well. However, if you’re swimming, sweating, or engaging in any other activities involving water, it’s important to reapply your sunscreen every hour - or as often as you can.

3. Should I use a sunscreen specifically for my scalp and hair?

Yes. While you can use a body sunscreen on your scalp, it’s best to use a product specifically designed for scalp and hair sun protection. These types of products contain special ingredients such as amino acids and antioxidants to help nourish your scalp and hair while providing an extra layer of protection.

4. Are there any other steps I should take to protect my scalp from the sun?

In addition to applying sunscreen, there are a few other things you can do to protect your scalp from the sun. Wearing a hat with a wide brim and even a bandana can help provide additional protection. You should also avoid direct sun exposure when you can and seek shade whenever possible. Additionally, drinking plenty of water is key to keeping your scalp - and your body - protected from the sun.


Protecting your scalp from the sun is just as important as protecting the rest of your body. From understanding the importance of sunscreen to taking extra steps to limit direct sun exposure, there are a number of measures you can take to help keep your scalp safe from harmful UV rays.



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