We have all heard about the importance of sunscreens during summer to avoid sunburn and damage, but do you know the specific reason why you need to wear sunscreen? So here are a few reasons, you should always wear sunscreen, even on cloudy days or during winter.
- It protects your skin from UV rays
- It lowers the risk of skin cancer
- It prevents premature aging of the skin
- It helps to maintain even skin tone
Apart from that, in the market, then there are two available: Chemical and Mine in the marketral or Physical. Chemical sunscreens penetrate your skin and offer protection by dissipating UV rays. While Mineral sunscreens simply sit on the tour skin and reflect UV rays away from your body.
Here I will have the top pick chemicals & minerals in both sunscreens, so you can pick, what sunscreen suits best for your skin:
Supergoop! Matte screen – 100% Mineral & Spectrum SPF 40 Sunscreen
This is 100% mineral sunscreen. It goes on like a matte silicone primer, blurring small imperfections with a light tint on it. Stays matte but not dry throughout the entire day and also works best for sensitive skins as well. The only downside is the price for small size near $40 & this will last you no more than a month.
Biossance Squalane + Zinc Sheer
A super sheer nontoxic SPF 30 Zinc mineral sunscreen that provides invisible broad-spectrum coverage, moisturizing and blends in perfectly into the skin and leaves no white cast. It doesn’t have that zinc smell and is non-greasy. Also, this sunscreen is perfect for brown skin girls. One thing to point out though – it is harder to apply makeup over the top of it and looks a bit cakey after a few hours.
La Roche- Posay Anthelios Clear Skin Dry Touch
It is a chemical Sunscreen for oily skin people with SPS 60 fragrance-free and antioxidants to protect skin from free radicals. It doesn’t clog your pores and won’t cause breakouts, so highly recommended for acne-prone skin. Also, it is on a little affordable side, So if you are looking for a budget-friendly option, it would be the best choice.
Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor – SPF 30 Sunscreen
This is a 2-in-1 moisturizer and sunscreen is lightweight, oil-free, and truly invisible on all skin tones. This sunscreen works best for normal, dry, and combination skin. It is SPF 30, lightweight, has no pilling, and smells great.
EltaMD UV Facial Moisturizing Sunscreen
The big difference here is that this product is skincare in a bottle. Its tinted moisturizer with hyaluronic acid leaves your skin smooth and silky with no white cast even though it’s a mineral sunscreen. Also, it’s a water-resistant formula and works best for any skin type from dry to oily, and for people with sensitive skin.
Final thoughts on the use of sunscreens
I feel like the options available in the sunscreen market are so much more abundant than 5 or 10 years ago. Just choose the perfect sunscreen as per your skin type and the requirements that you are looking for in your sunscreen. Everyone should wear sunscreen every single day no matter the color of their skin, even on cloudy days, and even if they work indoors ( near a window ). Make it a part of your morning skincare routine to protect your skin. I hope that this post helps you find an option that works best for you!