How to Choose the Best Sunscreen According to Your Skin Type?

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Reasons to Wear Sunscreen Daily

Everyone consider sunscreen as the soulmate among all skincare products. But choosing the best sunscreen is not an easy task. Same as a soulmate, finding a sunscreen that is best for your skin type should be one you are comfortable with applying on the skin. Like all body parts including arms, legs, face etc the most frequently exposed part to the sun in the face, so protecting it every day is a must not only on trips and beaches but yes every day.

On the sunnier days, go to the beach with those beautiful pair of slippers, sunglasses and a giant umbrella and a favourite sunscreen cream or sunscreen lotion. According to a study by the centres for disease control, it is said that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer caused due to sun exposure. Exposure to sunlight without any protection can cause early signs of ageing leading to wrinkling formation and hyperpigmentation of the skin.

Protection against the harmful radiations of the sun is always needed by the skin through all seasons but it becomes more essential during summers as you have prolonged exposure that causes skin discolouration and sunburns. The main cause of skin cancer may be overexposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. 

Which sunscreen works the best?

Applying sunscreen is the only ultimate cause for skin protection against ultraviolet rays that are harmful to the skin.

Let us find here how to choose the best sunscreen for your skin type:

One should use sunscreen that is labelled ad broad spectrum as that means protection against both UVA and UVB rays of the sun. These rays cause premature ageing of the skin, also cause age spots and dark pigmentation on the skin with fine lines and wrinkles. And thus overexposure to both UVA and UVB leads to skin cancer.

Applying sunscreen to the face or for the skin is only an effective way to use it in the right manner. You must always reapply the sunscreen after every two hours to get protection from the harmful rays of the skin. Sunscreen also comes according to different skin types such as sunscreen for oily skin, sensitive skin, normal skin and combination skin.

Always consider SPF factor for sunscreen

It is always important to consider the SPF content in sunscreen the sun protection factor that measures how much UVB light sunscreen filters out. According to many dermatologists, SPF 15 blocks about 93 per cent of UVB rays then having more than SPF 30 content in sunscreen provides you with the highest protection from harmful rays. 

It's very essential to apply sunscreen on every exposed part of the skin every day. While swimming on hot beachy days you must always apply sunscreen from getting your skin tanned and sunburns. It's a thumb rule to apply sunscreen before stepping out in sun for swimming purposes. And always remember no sunscreen or any SPF content product may provide you with full protection, along with sunscreen wearing protecting covering or full covering clothes is also must.

Choosing sunscreen as per skin type is also a must

For the oily skin type or acne-prone skin, always make sure to use a sunscreen labelled as non-comedogenic that does not block the pores. And if you have dry skin, always go for a sunscreen containing hydrating ingredients or moisturizers with sunscreen. Hyaluronic acid and ceramides are the best hydrating ingredients in all the products that help the skin to retain its moisture level. For sensitive skin always choose the mineral or physical type of sunscreen that contains zinc oxide and titanium dioxide that protects the skin from burning and stinging of the eyes by forming a barrier to the skin.

For sensitive skin avoid using sunscreens containing paraben or oxybenzone as they lead to skin rashes and skin irritations. For Acne-prone or oily skin, you must not opt for a sunscreen that contains harsh ingredients that are greasy and have fragrance, instead, opt for sunscreen in lotions and spray that has high SPF content and are non-comedogenic to the skin and won't clog the pores.

Having normal skin is a boon to an individual as they need not worry about the type of sunscreen required for the skin as they can use organic or non-organic, gel or cream or any type of sunscreen for your skin. Also if the normal skin type people are in experimental mode then they can use a tinted type of sunscreens too.

Invest in the right type of sunscreen

Applying sunscreen is not seasonal and is a very important thing to always carry with you whenever you step to direct sunlight. And you can finally call it a long term investment if the sunscreen is best suited for your skin type. And the effects of the sunscreen are not noticeable after application immediately in two or three days but after years you may see changes in your skin with a clear glow.

Take Away

Protecting skin and having a good skincare routine is a must. Having good skin care products as per your skin type is the best thing and especially having the best sunscreen that protects the skin from harmful UV rays is a great investment for life as it is for the long term. So always reapply sunscreen whenever you are stepping out in harmful sunrays that causes sunburn and lead to early ageing.