Summer’s almost here! However, the ongoing pandemic might not really let us out of our houses this summer. But if ever we do, we need to lather up on some sunscreen to protect our skin from the harmful sun. Experts recommend using a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Sunscreens with SPFs greater than 50 provide only a small increase in UV protection. High-number SPFs last the same amount of time as low-number SPFs, in an article by Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Dawn Davis, a dermatologist at the Mayo Clinic states SPF is a ratio of how long a person without sunscreen can be in the sun without experiencing any redness divided by the amount of time you can spend in sunlight with a product on, in an article by CNN.
Here, Beauty Press highlights the best sunscreen for different types of skin. When it comes to day creams or face masks, or even scrubs and serums, there are different products depending on your skin type – depending on how dry, oily or acne-prone it is.
Dry Skin. According to licensed cosmetologist and beauty expert, Beth Barrick-Hickey, people with dry skin can use sunscreen protection with SPF 15 or higher in the form of a cream. Don’t substitute a sun cream with oil with sun protection. Oils promote rather than prevent sunburn and are more suitable when tanning.
Oily Skin. For oily skin, she recommends using lightweight, oil-free, mattifying, non-comedogenic sunscreen as to avoid skin break-outs, clogging pores and greasing.
Acne-Prone Skin. Sensitive or acne-prone skin? Although a suntan may mask blemished skin, sun exposure does not clear up acne and may even cause more break-outs. Some people may have acne eruptions after being exposed to the sun – avoid suntanning oils and again use lightweight, oil-free sunscreen with a good SPF for the face.