How To Buy Sunscreen For Your Skin Type?

Hate applying sunscreen? One of the major reasons why people skip sunscreen application is to avoid that goopy, oily look or a post SPF white-cast! And while you can’t skip sunscreen altogether, you can certainly buy the right one for your skin type. Read on to find out how to shop for sunscreen, so you can stay protected without it feeling like a chore!

Dry Skin

If you suffer from dry skin, it can get worse under the sun! A lot of commonly found sunscreens can be on the dry side, so make sure to look for ones that indicate formulations can be a little on the drying side, but luckily there are lots of options that address the need for hydration. Seek out hydrating formulas that can help to provide optimum moisture without compromising on SPF. Try the EltaMD UV Daily Moisturizing Facial Sunscreen SPF 40 is a sheer lightweight facial sunscreen that glides on easily and absorbs quickly. It also comes with Hyaluronic Acid to boost moisture retention and diminish fine lines.

Sunscreen for Oily Skin

If you’ve got oily skin chances are you hate sunscreen! Most sunscreen brands tend to be thick and oily and can clog pores easily. A good option to consider are light lotions or gels that can protect you optimally and offer medium to light hydration too. Japanese sunscreen brands are known to work better in tropical climates, so these may be the ones to try! The Shiseido Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Gel SPF 50+ is a cult product that offers high protection to the skin but in a gel format. It is also highly water-resistant and contains 50% of skincare ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid, Marine Collagen and Aloe Vera! If it’s good enough for Japanese porcelain-like skin, we’ll take a few!

Sensitive Skin

Do you have extremely sensitive skin that reacts to every type of product? Seek formulations that clearly say fragrance-free and lightweight. These won’t irritate your skin as they are specifically designed to work for delicate skin types. For extremely sensitive skin, try a mineral powder sunscreen. These come packaged for easy use and cause less irritation. You’ll also find that they won’t clog your pores and feel pretty weightless to wear. The Derma E
Essentials Sun Protection Mineral Powder
is one to consider! A translucent, oil-free and sun protection mineral powder that comes enriched with green tea and Vitamin E that deliver vital anti-oxidants. It offers broad-spectrum protection from harmful UVA/UVB rays and is easy to apply on the go.

Sunscreen for Older Skin

As you grow older, sunscreen becomes one of the most important parts of your skincare. As our skin ages, the loss of collagen and moisture topped with sun exposure can lead to the rapid onset of sunspots and pigmentation. While these may seem a part of the ageing process, applying the right sunscreen can really help with slowing down their appearance. Choose formulas that are designed with anti-ageing benefits so you’ll get stronger protection from the sun AND help with hydration, wrinkles and pigmentation too. The Exuviance Sheer Daily Protector +50 is a triple anti-ageing facial fluid that contains Green Tea Extract to protect cellular DNA. It provides sheer mineral UVA/UVB protection against photodamage and gives a virtually invisible cover all while protecting from the sun, reducing excess melanin production and improving the appearance of wrinkles.

Sunscreen for Darker Skin Tones

Another reason to hate sunscreen – that white cast over darker skin! Newer sunscreen brands are relatively cast-free and can still offer optimum coverage. Look for those that say lightweight, sheer or gel, and you’ll be wearing SPF without the world knowing! Want a multi-tasking makeup product? Pick a sunscreen with a tint to it, and you’ll get light-to-medium coverage as well as the SPF! The Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector SPF 30 creates a flawless naturally, dewy and no-makeup look. It contains Macadamia and Kukui Seed Oils to support healthy skin function and has Tamarind Seed Extract to lock in moisture and give enhanced anti-oxidant protection. Better still, it comes in a range of skin shades, so you can pick one that matches your tone closely!