Summer is getting warmer; weather is hotter and the temperatures are soaring. Sunglasses on. Dresses check. But, wait.. Are you sure that you are adequately protecting your skin from the sun? Extensive research shows how extremely essential daily sunscreen is for the skin to prevent aging and skin cancer, but we mostly seem to neglect it.
Sunscreen should be applied every day at the pool and the beach or even when you’re heading to the mall for a shopping spree. Do look for light-weight sunscreen to be applied daily or even tinted BB creams with an SPF for protection.
Here are some fresh tips for choosing the right sunscreen for you:
Level of SPF
If the SPF is 30 or higher, this means it covers both UVA and UVB rays which is the best for your skin.
Get to know the functionality of your skincare products.
If you are going to the pool or the beach, For example,
the best product to use would definitely be a water-based one.
Apply sunscreen every 3 hours to hydrate your skin.
Texture & Feel
If your sunscreen leaves a white semi-matte finish then
this isn’t the best sunscreen for you. Choose something
that is light and has a quick drying effect.
Dermatologist, Jeannette Graf states that
“there shouldn’t be any stickiness, greasiness, or
shininess, and it should not cause any clogged pores, acne, or rashes.”
Dry: if you always have dry skin, the best option for you is to apply a moisturizer before applying your sunscreen.
Oily: if you have oily or acne-prone skin, the best sunscreen for you is a gel formulated one. Dr. Graf points out that the zinc oxide can help with the acne-prone skin.
Sensitive: mineral sunscreens are often the best option since they are the least irritating ingredient for sensitive skin.