Sun cream is a sunscreen that is available in the form of cream packaged in a tube. It must be applied daily onto the facial skin and whichever part of the body is not covered in order to prevent sunburn. Sun cream is especially needed by people living or travelling in tropical countries. The cream is light and spreads evenly onto the skin. It is velvety soft and penetrates into the skin quickly without leaving an oily texture. Women can apply a layer of sun cream prior to applying makeup.