The perfect sunscreen is almost a crucial as water in summers . Choose wrong and your makeup that comes after is literally on a slipper slope, and you still have to grin and bear it because goopy, greasy sunscreen is better than going unprotected under the sun. And as the sun decides to shine brighter during summer, the chances of your skin to get tanned also get quite high. While dermatologists often recommend using a sunscreen lotion, it becomes very difficult to choose the right one for your skin type from so many of them available in the market.
Choosing the right opting for your skin style can be very tricky. The easy way is to round your options down to the few popular ones and see which ones fit your skin best based on the experiences of others. Here’s where we come in. Our criteria: It has to be moisturising with adequate SPF, no white cast, dries quickly with no greasy residue and doesn’t mess up the foundation. And yes, no breakouts.
Here are a few points to take care while shopping for sunscreen according to your skin type.
Oily skin: Your skin tends to become oilier during summers, thus select a sunblock that is gel or water based. These sunscreen formulations work the best for your skin since it provides a cooling effect on your skin and also calms any breakouts that may have occurred.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer SPF50+
Clinique Super City Block 40+
Normal skin: A lotion based SPF is best suited for your skin. Since your skin is not too oily nor too dry, the lotion based sunscreen will provide the right amount of hydration that your skin requires without making your skin look too oily.
Lotus Herbals Safe Sun SPF 50+
Aroma Aloe Vera Gel SPF20+
Dry skin: Those with dry skin have a low level of sebum, which make it really sensitive. But summers are comparatively better for your skin, so use a moisturising or a thick SPF. While choosing a SPF for your skin, remember to pick one with a little thickness so that it moisturises your skin.
VLCC Matte Look SPF30+
Lakme 9 to 5 Hydrating Super Sunscreen