How To Find The Best Sunscreen For Your Skin Type

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(Safe) Fun In The Sun

We've said it time and time again that you should be wearing sunscreen daily no matter what season it is. But naturally with sunnier and warmer days ahead, shielding our faces becomes even more of a thought and concern. Sunscreen has a reputation of being uncomfortable to wear and leaving white residue, which is why so many have cringed at the thought of having to wear it all the time. Thankfully with all of the advancements in skincare, we don't have to worry about either one of those concerns. On the other hand, that doesn't mean that all sunscreens are universal. Plenty of SPF formulas cater to different needs, and we're breaking them down for you right here.

Oilier skin types need to select a mattifying option in order to protect their skin. The last thing you want is your sunscreen smearing all over your face because it isn't durable enough to handle you skin's natural texture.

In contrast, dry skin types definitely need to avoid any matte-like sunscreens. They'll just seep into your skin and will make it look even drier than it already is. A rich moisturizer with a good percentage of SPF is your best best.

So-called normal skin doesn't really have much to worry about because this skin texture can handle most formulas. However, normal skin still needs a good amount of protection so a facial sunscreen with an SPF of 35 or higher is the best option.

Sunscreen can have the tendency to mess with acne-prone skin and cause flare-ups. It's important to find a formula that is specifically made to handle and prevent breakouts. The last thing you want is a zit all for the sake of protecting your skin.

Mature or aging skin needs a little more protection than other textures. To prevent aging even faster, you'll want a rich formula with an SPF level of at least 50 and antiaging properties included.

Women with darker skin tones have certainly been ignored when it comes to sunscreens that are right for them. The streaky color left behind can be extra noticeable on their skin and there was a time where clear formulas didn't exist. Finding a clear, invisible-like SPF will work wonder.

Those with red, blotchy or irritated skin need an SPF with healing properties in it. Find a sunscreen with natural ingredients that are meant to calm and soothe the skin all protecting.

Believe it or not, some sunscreens can actually work for everyone if we need them to. Finding a formula that caters to each and every different skin concern can be difficult, but not impossible.

Skin types that happen to be more sensitive to products need sunscreen with zinc oxide in it. It provides extra protection and won't irritate your skin or cause any sensitivity.