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WHICH SUNSCREEN TO USE FOR WHICH SKIN TYPE?

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Regularly applying sunscreen can be considered a long-term investment on your skin – especially when the sunscreen is best suited for your skin type. The effects may not be so apparent in the short run; however, you are bound to notice it after a few years.  So, if you’re looking for ‘the one’ sunscreen that will accompany you daily, consider using this list to help get you started.

 

Dry Skin 

It’s always a great idea to incorporate moisturizing into your routine, especially if you have dry skin. A Sunscreen containing moisturizing ingredients such as glycerin, honey, ceramides and hyaluronic acid is ideal for dry skin. Choose a moisturizing sunscreen that has a creamy texture, instead of the usual gel-like or dry texture, as it will keep your skin soft and flexible.

 

Oily Skin

Having oily skin is never fun, and it can get worse during summer. Ingredients such as green tea, tea tree oil and niacinamide in your sunscreen can help control oil production in your skin. Choose a light, water or gel-based sunscreen that has a matte finish

 

Normal Skin

Those blessed with normal skin type can choose pretty much any chemical or physical sunscreen for daily use. Doctors suggest opting for products labeled ‘broad spectrum’ – ones specializing in protecting against both UVA And UVB.

 

Sensitive Skin
If you have sensitive skin, you’d want to choose a physical or mineral sunscreen instead of chemical formulas. Debra Jaliman, Md, a dermatologist based in New York city says, “Chemicals are more likely to cause irritation”. She emphasizes the need to adorn sunscreen that say ‘unscented’ or ‘fragrance-free’ on the label, since fragrance containing products may cause irritation to sensitive skin.

Acne-prone skin

Mineral sunscreen is your safest bet, when it comes to acne-prone skin. People with acne often have issues with excessive sebum production and can benefit from products aimed at oily or sensitive skin. Using an organic sunscreen or a lightweight, water-based formula can significantly decrease irritation.

People tend to underestimate the effectiveness of sunscreen. Although it might not appear to be doing that much, being consistent with it can accumulate to wonders. And choosing the right sunscreen for your skin type can make you reap the most benefits out of this routine.

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