PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM SUN
Within people’s lifetimes, people’s skin is exposed to the sun’s heat radiation, which could cause major issues. It is good to know that, the sun has ultraviolet rays such as UVA, UVB, and UBC, which can damage your skin. Having too much sun exposure for tanning face can cause sunburns, skin damage, skin cancer, and premature skin aging. Protect your skin by using sunscreens. They are designed to help us stay safe and protect us from sun’s harmful UV radiation. Use the one that has SPF in it which measures the protection level from the UVB rays. Sunscreens can come as, gel, lotion, or spray. While everyone is telling you to wear them, it can be tough to figure out what type you should be wearing on your face and it all depends on your skin type.
TIPS TO CHOOSE FOR DIFFERENT SKIN TYPES
People with dry skin should use the one that is thick, moisturizing, hydrating, and creamy.
Your skin tends to get oiler during the summer, so pick the one with water or gel based. They will provide a cooling effect on your skin. Also, it could calm your breakouts if you have any.
Use the one that is lotion based since your skin isn’t to dry or oily. A lotion based will make sure your skin gets the right amount of hydration your skin needs without making you look oily.
Since you have combination skin, you probably have certain parts of your face that are oily and some parts that are dry. Pick the one that is between a gel and serum and one that dries weightless on the skin.
Those with sensitive skin should use zinc oxide and titanium dioxide formulas, which are mineral sunscreen.
Darker Skin Tones
People with darker skin that tan easily in the sun and barely burn might feel like they do not need to use sunscreens but they do. Just like a sunburn, getting a tan can result in DNA damage from the exposure to the sun’s harmful UV radiation. Some sunscreens can look ashy and chalky on their skin if it’s based with titanium. Chemical ones are the best choice for darker skin tones.
Fair Skin Tones
Those that have fair skin should use the one that has an SPF 30 or above for extra protection from the sun.
TIPS EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW
- Pick sunscreens with SPF 30 or higher
- Apply it at least 30 minutes before you leave the home so that it absorbs into your skin
- Reapply it every two hours because it will wear off
- Don’t forget to put under your eyes
- Make sure you never run out of it, because no matter what the temperature is outside, you can still get a sunburn
- Wear sunscreens during the colder seasons because even though it’s colder, but has nothing to do with the strength of the sun’s UV rays
- Wear sun protecting clothes
- Pricier sunscreens aren’t necessarily more effective
- Try using chemical ones to avoid looking chalky
- Skip spray sunscreens and use lotions
- Avoid the ones with vitamin A
- Try to get UVB and UVA protection
- To protect the lips, use a lip balm that has sunscreen in it
- Check the expiration date
- Shake it well before you apply so that the ingredients mix together
- Just because it's natural it doesn't mean that is non-toxic
- Don’t breathe in spray sunscreens
- Apply under your makeup
- Pay attention to the ingredients
- The sun’s rays are the strongest between the hours 10 am to 4 pm
- Don’t put them on babies younger than 6 months old