How To Choose The Best Sunblock According To Your Skin Type

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This summer you need to know what the absolute best sunblocks for your skin are! You know you need sunblocks when there are various consequences of not protecting your skin, out of which three are: pigmentation, terrible tans and stubborn dark spots. However, it is important to know that each type of skin requires a different formula owing to its nature. Hence, we’re here to help you with that today.

 

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No matter where in the world you are, you know that in summer you need a good sunscreen and you’re ready to invest. But, as is often the case, you barely know where to spend it. By following what your skin tells you about itself, you can easily pick out the best sunblocks for yourself. Either way, we’re gonna be telling you what type of sunblock formulation you need for YOUR skin. We’ll also be giving you product recommendations, so let’s get started! 

Skin types

Normal

Typically not too dry or oily, people have it easier with normal skin. Your skin is mostly clean, smooth and you also enjoy a healthier complexion as opposed to other types. You can opt for a cream-based sunblock in this case, and even if there is some oil build up, you can always dab it off.

Oily

Such skin is typically shiny, greasy and shows signs of large pores that tend to break out very easily! For skin that has high levels of sebum production and facial oil, one must try to opt for non-comedogenic sunblocks. Such sunblocks don’t clog your pores and aren’t loaded with irritants that trigger breakouts. Moreover, try to go for gel-based sunblocks as those would ensure your skin stays dry.

Dry

Such skin has pretty low levels of sebum production, and if that is not catered to, it can allow your skin to crack and irritate. To avoid that, you want to get a sunblock that is cream-based and is super moisturizing! Do remember that in order to protect your skin, you should invest into a thick and heavier sunscreen which shouldn’t be light (like matte finish). Why? Because a certain amount of thickness is required to protect your skin from sun-damage.

Sensitive or red

This skin is always irritated, hence if you have sensitive skin, it is advised that you can use anti-inflammatory and soothing formulas made specifically for this skin type. Also, you should stay away from fragrances, alcohols in products and go for more plant-based, soothing formulas that help calm down irritation.

Extra advice

Always do remember to apply your sunblock at lease thirty minutes before leaving your house. And, remember to re-apply it every 3 hours max. Even on cloudy days you must have sunscreen on because UV rays can still penetrate the clouds and damage your skin.

Moreover, you should know that not protecting your skin with sunscreen will clog pores, cause build-up of dead skin cells and lead to pimples and breakouts.

When and if at the beach, be sure to apply your sunblock after every 30 minutes.

Sunscreen expiration?

Your sunscreen should typically last you a year. But, if you see that it’s becoming grainy and is separating plus smelling, then get rid of it. If your sunscreen comes with an expiration date, well and good. If it only shows the product opening 12/24 or any month sign, then note down the opening date on the bottle/package to remember when you first opened it and till when you can consume it.

 

Product recommendations

Now, on how to find the best sunblocks for your skin type, here are some products we liked:

Normal Skin

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OILY SKin

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DRY Skin

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Sensitive SKin

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Neutrogena Sensitive Skin SPF 60+ Sunblock Lotion

 

Here you go girls, we hope this article helped you with your sunscreen shopping! Stay hooked to Beautyhooked for more! 

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