Our summer beauty routine calls for an essential - a good sunscreen lotion that is a definite must-have. Not only do sunscreen lotions protect us from direct UV rays but also give nourishment to our skin. However, before rushing to pick the right one for yourself, you need to know your skin type. That's why you need to look out for sunscreen lotions with above SPF 50 protection and are light, oil-free and waterproof. Daily use of a beauty product that doesn't work for your skin could cause more harm than good. Matching the sunscreen to your skin type isn't always the easiest, but well worth the effort. Fret not! Here's our easy guideline to choose the ideal sunscreen according to your skin type. Not only that, we have come up with options that can suit your skin and give you all the necessary protection in the summer.
Say Hi To These Sunscreens Lotions For Different Skin Types
Find your perfect sunscreen match with these picks.
1. For Sensitive Skin
Those who have sensitive skin should use a sunscreen that contains ingredients that are milder on the skin and you're familiar with. Don't forget to choose the ones with high SPF. Avoid using sunscreens that can cause skin rashes and irritation. Those who have acne-prone skin should chose a sunscreen carefully. Do not opt for something that has harsh ingredients, instead go for a sunscreen lotion or spray that is not greasy. There are also sunscreens specially formulated for acne-prone skin types available with high SPF.
2. For Oily Skin
Creamy sunscreens can usually feel sticky and heavy for people with oily skin. Instead, water-based sunscreens are ideal. If you have extremely oily skin, you can also choose one with a matte finish so that your skin does not appear too oily post-application.
3. For Dry Skin
If you have dry and flaky skin, you should opt for a moisturising sunscreen lotion or cream with high SPF. These sunscreens prevent your skin from drying out but also moisturise it. Look for sunscreens that contain hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, glycerine or aloe vera that will not dry out your skin in the sun.
4. For Normal Skin
The ones who have normal skin can use any high quality sunscreen that protects you against both UVA and UVB. If you have fair skin tone, use a broad spectrum sunscreen with a higher SPF content. While an SPF 30 is the minimal level recommended, opt for an SPF of 50+.
5. For Combination Skin
If you have combination skin, you're probably dealing with certain areas of your face being oily. Hence, when it comes to sunscreen, go for a lightweight gel-based one so that as not to weigh down the oily T-zone. In short, you have to choose one that is light enough for the oily areas, but smooth enough for the dry parts of the face.
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