The need to have the right sunscreen becomes an integral part of our daily routine since the sun rays can be damaging even during severe winters. Hence, we end up looking for sunscreens with high SPF but we do not realise that different skin types need different bottles and consistency.
While a sunscreen with an SPF or Sun Protection Factor of 15 blocks 93% UVB rays, the one with 30 SPF blocks 97% which is just 1% less than a sunscreen having 50 SPF. See the difference? So choose a sunscreen that suits your skin type because it is another important product that can offer protection or cause a reaction resulting in breakouts or drying if not chosen properly. So how do you go about choosing the right sunscreen as per skin type? Read on to find out.
Sunscreen For Oily Skin
If you have oily skin then you should never weigh it down with creamy and oily products. The same rule applies to sunscreens. Choose one with a formula that is light on your skin, gets absorbed and gives a non-greasy, matte finish. A sunscreen containing avobenzone and oxybenzone should be a good choice of sunscreen for oily skin. Confused about which one to buy? Try the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock. Available at an MRP of Rs 199, you can buy it here for Rs 169.
Sunscreen For Sensitive Skin
If you have sensitive skin that reacts to sun exposure with rashes, redness, and inflammation, choose a sunscreen that has ingredients to soothe the skin. Ingredients like sandalwood, saffron, wheat germ, honey, and Arjun tree extracts not only help your skin in fighting off the bad effects of sun’s UVA and UVB rays but also moisturise your skin while improving its complexion. So if you have sensitive skin, you can try using Biotique’s Bio Sandalwood Sunscreen Ultra Soothing Face Lotion. Available in the market for Rs 350, you can get it on a discount here for Rs 297 only.
Sunscreen For Acne Prone Skin
If you have acne prone skin then you must know how much extra care it needs. Certain chemicals in popular sunscreens may not work for your skin so stay away from them. Just go for the sunscreen which is non-comedogenic and has a non-greasy formula. You can try buying the RE' EQUIL Oxybenzone and Zero-Omc Sunscreen. It promises protection for a long time with once a day application. Available at an MRP of Rs 460, you can get it here for Rs 390 only.
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Sunscreen For Dry Skin
Dry skin gets further dried out in the winter and tanning on top of that just adds to the woes. To combat dryness and bad effects of sunlight, choose a hydrating sunscreen or a moisturiser with 50 SPF. The Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV-Protect Body Lotion For Dry Skin is something that you can definitely try out this summer. It has a special blend of Vitamin B3 and E with UV filter which controls melanin and promises to make your skin glow. Priced at Rs 260, you can get it here.
Though with Covid around and being a spoiler to all our plans the ideas of having an outing have been ruined. But it's imperative to protect your skin even while being at home. So choose the right sunscreen to nourish your skin so that you can be carefree and look as radiant as the sun. To read about home remedies to take care of your skin or tips to choose the best facewash as per skin type, keep reading HerZindagi.