Sunscreen: How to Protect Your Skin Like a Pro
Learn how to choose and apply sunscreen correctly based on your skin type to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. This quick guide covers the different types of sunscreen and their benefits, as well as tips on how to apply sunscreen effectively.
It is time to talk about the importance of protecting your skin from harmful UV rays. Sunscreen is a vital component of skincare, as it serves as a superhero by safeguarding your skin.
However, it is important to note that not all sunscreens are created equal. Therefore, it is crucial to choose the appropriate sunscreen for your skin type. In this regard, we have provided guidance to assist you in selecting the right one. Different skin types require different types of sunscreens, which can impact how your skin reacts to the sun's rays.
Normal, dry, oily, combination, and sensitive skin are the various types of skin. Here’s a list of sunscreen recommendations according to your skin type:
Normal skin can use most types of sunscreen without any worries. We recommend the Bioderma Photoderm Cream Light Tint SPF 50+ view in shop, it has a hydrating, light texture that lasts for eight hours without leaving an oily residue or white traces.
Combination skin requires a light sunscreen that does not clog pores, with oil-free and antioxidant-containing products being the best option, you can use the La Roche Posay Anthelios Anti Shine SPF 50+ (50ml) view in shop, this product is an ultra-light sunblock cream that ensures a comfortable, non-greasy veil that won’t leave an ashy cast on your face.
For dry skin, it is recommended to use a moisturizing sunscreen that hydrates your skin, containing hyaluronic acid or glycerin. Our go to is the Eucerin Face Sun Creme SPF 50+ view in shop, it is water-resistant and provides comprehensive protection against UV damage – in both the upper and lower layers of the skin.
For oily skin, a lightweight, oil-free sunscreen that will not clog your pores or make your skin look greasy is recommended. You can count on the Vichy Ideal Soleil Dry Touch Face Cream SPF 50 view in shop, it will give you a mattifying formula with a soft, dry, zero shine, water resistant finish.
For sensitive skin, a fragrance-free and dye-free sunscreen containing gentle ingredients is recommended, the perfect match is the La Roche Posay Anthelios Anti Shine SPF 50+ (50ml) view in shop it was specifically developed for sensitive skin providing a very high protection that is ultra resistant to water, sweat and sand.
There are two main types of sunscreen: chemical and physical. Chemical sunscreen absorbs UV rays and converts them into heat, while physical sunscreen creates a barrier on your skin that reflects UV rays.
The most critical aspect of using sunscreen is the application process. It is recommended that sunscreen is applied 15 to 30 minutes before going outside, allowing it to absorb into your skin. Use sufficient sunscreen to cover all exposed skin, with a teaspoon for your face and neck and a shot glass worth for your body being a good rule of thumb.
Sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours, or immediately after swimming or sweating, even if the sunscreen is labeled as water-resistant. Don't forget to pay special attention to those areas prone to sunburns, such as your nose, ears, and shoulders.
Using face sunscreen daily as part of your skincare routine can help prevent premature aging, skin damage, and skin cancer. Follow our tips and make sure you are protecting your cutis in the right way to guarantee a beautiful, glowy but most important, healthy skin.