Sunscreen : Selecting the PERFECT sunscreen.👩🏻⚕️👩🏻⚕️👩🏻⚕️
We all know and understand the importance of sunscreens when we talk about skin tan or pigmentation but not many still know sunscreens have an important role to play in many or instead almost all skin conditions. Moreover for the blessed ones with CLEAR skin as well sunscreens have proven benefits to offer.
Next most important fact about sunscreens is how long are we supposed to use them….?
As most renowned skin experts agree “Till we desire to have a healthy skin free from premature signs of aging, free from all kinds of pigmentation and patchy skin. Simply put it means a LIFETIME.”
Dermatologist dr Sonam highlights this is the reason why CHOOSING THE PERFECT SUNSCREEN Is extremely important.
It should be a product
- that suits your skin type and
- makes you FEEL HAPPY and CONFIDENT after application.
Having the best product prescribed but not using it well because of personal dislike is the commonest reason of fallout when we talk about sunscreens.
😍 What should you look for to choose the Perfect Sunscreen:
Obviously having looked at the SPF( 30-50) and the star rating (4 star) once you have shortlisted the available options these are the parameters you should test your sunscreen on:
😍 How does it look a few minutes after application : greasy or matte.
Matte is preferable for oily and combination skins while dry skin candidates will like the shine.
😍 How does the texture feel : while some may wish to choose a vanishing cream kind of texture, it should be borne in mind that sunscreens need to form a film on the skin for sun protection. Older formulations formed a thick greasy layer on the skin but the current day formulations are well researched and have undergone many changes.
We now have
silicone based sunscreens( heliocare gel, UV Doux, UV blue matte)
spray or stick sunscreens (Neutrogena ultra sheer body mist sunscreen spf 45, La-roche posay Anthelios Ultra light spf 60, Clarins broad spectrum SPF 50 sunscreen milk. Heliocare Airgel body sunscreen
& also the latest powder based sunscreens (Sunscreen+powder broad spectrum from ZO Obagi skin care- my personal favourite and heliocare color cushion compact spf 50
😍 Is it fragrance free or does it have a mild lingering fragrance:
For sensitive skins fragrances are a big NO (Cetaphil daylong, Aveene Day protector spf 30)
but if you haven’t experienced sensitivity issues with your skin you may go ahead and choose a product with a mild soothing fragrance.
😍 With or without make up:
For the ones who don’t wish to layer complete make up on and can manage with a single product can choose the sunscreens which are TINTED and have a BB cream or CC cream kind of effect. While this effect comes in the sunscreen because of an added ingredient (IRON oxide)- it also offers better Sun protection.
Some tinted sunscreens- Rivela Tint by Cipla, UV blue Tint, Heliocare 360 color gel
However for those who choose to apply make up after the sunscreen may stick to using a non tinted version to avoid interference with their skin shade.
With these tips in mind I hope your journey is easier next time when you are out to find your perfect match. For more on sunscreens write to us in the comments or connect on 9766618945.
Comment below if you already have found your perfect match (sunscreen)….Share because you care
This post has been shared to create awareness among masses and is not a replacement for a prescription from a certified dermatologist. Dr. Sonam’s Srishti Skin Clinic, and its affiliates shall not be liable to any person for the consequences or claims as a result of using this information, whatsoever.
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