SUNSCREEN FOR EVERY SKIN TYPE
Jan 13, 20
SUNSCREEN FOR EVERY SKIN TYPE

 

According to our previous blog, it is important to apply sunscreen daily regardless of whether you are indoors or outdoors. Sunscreen of at least SPF 15 to 30 should be applied on the entire face, including your neck and hand. As a general guideline, it is recommended to reapply sunscreen every 2 to 3 hours, especially when you have been outdoor and one should not just rely on the SPF in their makeup products.

Sunscreen should be the first and considered as an important step in your skincare routine. There are many varieties of sunscreen such as those that has higher SPF and contains different ingredients. As each person has different skin types, it is important to find out which sunscreen will work best for your skin to ensure you get the maximum benefit.

 

Skin Type : Dry Skin 

It is important to look for sunscreen which provides additional moisture as well such as moisturising sunscreen in the form of cream or lotion, which can be applied after moisturizer. The ingredients one should look out for will be hyaluronic acid, honey , ceramides and glycerin. 

 

Skin type :Sensitive Skin

It is ideal to avoid buying sunscreen that contains alcohol , oxybenzone, cinnamates , fragrance and para-aminobenzoic acid ( PABA ) which could cause a reaction.

One should then choose a mineral sunscreen which is free of parabens, chemical and fragrance that may cause irritation with the skin.

 

Skin type: Oily Skin 

It is ideal to purchase sunscreen which are either water-based or gel formula with a matte finish. It is recommended to select broad-spectrum protection that utilizes ensulizole as the UVB which is not as greasy.

The ingredients one should look out for will be green tea, tea tree oil or niacinamide in sunscreen which will help to control oil production.

 

Skin type: Normal Skin

Those who have normal skin will be suitable to use any chemical or physical , be it gel or cream, depending on each individual’s preference. Chemical sunscreens are usually more cosmetically elegant for everyday use but physical sunscreen can look sheer on most skin types

One tip - instead of reapplying sunscreen throughout the day, you can simply use a powder sunscreen on top of your makeup that both absorb oil and adds protection. 

 

Hop over to Cozmetic Hub to shop our collection of sunblocks! 

PS: For kids friendly sunblock, parents can check out Lil Giants!