It’s needless to explain the importance of applying an SPF every day. Sunscreen is that one product that should always be a staple in your skincare routine regardless of the weather or the season.
And it’s officially the Season of Sunscreen!
While we all know how the sun makes life on this planet possible, UV radiation is bad news for our skin. Therefore, we’re emphasizing that sunscreen application and reapplication every two hours is obligatory as most of the photodamage your skin endures happens during your everyday activities.
What things to keep in mind before choosing a Sunscreen
Opt for Water-Resistant Options
A water-resistant sunscreen has a much more extended stay even if you have no plans to jump in the water. It will come in handy on days when you’re heavily sweating or doing extensive outdoor activity. A sunscreen with SPF 50 or higher would ensure that you stay protected from severe sun damage.
Look for Broad-Spectrum on the Sunscreen Label
The Broad-Spectrum Label ensures that your SPF protects the skin against both harmful UVA/UVB rays. Experts recommend choosing an SPF 30 or higher to prevent skin cancer.
Choose Lotions when in doubt.
Sunscreen lotions are an excellent option for generous and even skin application. The lotion spreads evenly all over the body to get the job done right. While sunscreen sticks and sprays deliver an inconsistent application and take more product to absorb into the skin, lotions are easier to apply and absorb.
Look out for the Sunscreen Formulation
Physical or mineral sunscreens sit on the top layer of the skin and deflect the UV rays, while chemical sunscreens work by absorbing the rays.
If you have sensitive or acne-prone skin, mineral sunscreen is a safe choice for you. Sunscreens are made from natural ingredients as they do not cause any skin irritation and keep your skin safe from sun damage.
How to choose the best sunscreen for your skin according to skin type.
No matter the weather or season, sunscreen is a mandatory step in your skincare routine, and one should never skip it. Before heading out, do not forget to apply and reapply your sunscreen as the SPF shields your skin from the harmful sun rays, reduces the risk of skin cancer and sunburns, prevents premature ageing and works on issues like dark spots and wrinkles.
But finding a well-suited sunscreen according to your skin type can be such a task!
A cream or a gel-based sunscreen? A spray or a sunscreen lotion?
Whether you’re looking for the best sunscreen for oily skin, sunscreen with SPF 50, best sunblock cream, best sunscreen lotion for face, or any other sunscreen variant, there’s always an option for you.
The Best Sunscreen for Normal Skin type
If your skin doesn’t flake or your pores don’t get clogged with oil, you are the lucky one blessed with normal skin type. People with normal skin type can opt for a sunscreen that is lightweight, non-greasy and delivers sun protection.
The Best Sunscreen for Oily Skin Type
We understand your concern about slathering on sticky sunscreens that can cause pore-clogging and major acne-breakouts for the ones with oily skin type, but can we skip this step? NO!
You’ll be relieved to know that there are sunscreen variants out there that won’t leave your skin feeling shiny, clogged or broken-out.
If your skin type is oily, you should use a lotion that dries matte or has a gel-based matte formulation. Since these products have a non-greasy, mattifying effect on oily skin, it is safe to say that these sunscreens protect the skin without causing irritation and sun-induced damage.
Try the Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Matte Gel SPF 50 for Oily Skin.
The Best Sunscreen for Dry Skin Type
If rough and dry skin is your best friend and you are always on the lookout for a moisturizer, go for a hydration packed sunblock cream.
For dry skin needs, opt for a sunscreen that is non-greasy and has a lightweight formulation that instantly seeps into the skin and stays for prolonged hours.
You can also choose a sunscreen with suitable oil-based content that moisturizes your skin but doesn’t make it overly greasy, too, giving rise to zits and other ailments.
Try the Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Sun Block Cream SPF 30 for Dry Skin Needs.
The Best Sunscreen for Combination Skin Type
If your skin dries out easily without a good moisturizer and if the area around your nose tends to get oily, you can easily guess that you have a combination skin type. This skin type is the most common one, and thus, more sunscreen choices are available since the skin is a blend of both dry and oily skin.
Combination skin needs regular hydration and protection from the sun; therefore, choose a sunblock cream that is not overly greasy and provides the skin with the required nourishment.
Try the Lotus Herbals Safe Sun 3-In-1 Matte Look Daily Sunblock SPF-40 for combination skin needs.
How to choose the right SPF for your skin.
While choosing a sunscreen for your skin type, you should consider the SPF number and the type of SPF you are opting for. Sunscreen Lotion with a minimum SPF 30 is recommended for everyday use. Anything more than SPF 30 is always a better option to tackle sun damage. No matter the weather, skin type or season, sunscreen is a mandatory step in your skincare routine and should not be skipped at any cost.
Difference Between Sunscreen Lotion, Sunscreen Cream, Sunscreen Gel.
A Sunscreen Gel is a thickened liquid that consists of mainly water and other water-soluble compounds. Usually small quantities of oil can be included in a gel due to its watery consistency.
A Sunscreen Lotion has a sufficient amount of oil-soluble substances and oils. Ingredients like almond oil, argan oil etc are included in a lotio. The texture and consistency of a Lotion is liquidy for easier spreading and faster absorption.
A Sunscreen Cream is infused with a lot of oil content. Depending on the kind of formulation, creams range from very light to super heavy consistency.
The Best Sunscreen Lotion For Face In India
The Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Moisturising Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 is curated for your body’s protection against the sun. This sunscreen is infused with the goodness of Aloe Vera extracts and UV filters that work on enhancing your skin tone and protects your skin from the harmful radiations of the sun. This Sunscreen Lotion is non-greasy, lightweight and prevents skin tanning, wrinkles, sunburns and premature ageing and is meant for both men and women.
The Best Sunscreen Cream For Face In India
The Lotus Herbals Safe Sun SunBlock Cream with SPF 30 is a unique sunblock cream with PARSOL that protects your skin against severe sun damage, reduces skin tan and prevents skin ageing after being exposed to atmospheric pollution. The Sunblock Cream is infused black plum extracts which have astringent and moisturizing properties, and the titanium oxide helps in blocking the radiations from the sun. The sweat-proof formulation is suitable for all skin types.
The Best Sunscreen Gel For Face In India
The Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel Pa+++ SPF - 50 is gel based sunscreen with oil-free formulation, specially curated to cater to the needs of oily skin type. Enriched with the goodness of Horse Chestnut, Comfrey and Vanilla extracts, it protects your skin against sun-induced damage like sun tan, sunburn, premature ageing and skin cancer leaving your skin soft and supple.
Now that you have understood everything you need to know about the importance of a sunscreen, what type of sunscreen you should use, and which one is the best for you, it’s time for you to go and slather some sunscreen before you go out!