Skin Type Tips: Finding the Right Sunscreen
This time of year many of us spend a lot of time outdoors – at the park, at the beach, at outdoor sporting events, and sometimes just in your own yard enjoy the weather.
Enjoying the sun, however, can turn into a big pain if you’re not careful about protecting your skin. Besides avoiding the sting of getting burnt, studies (and history!) show that excessive exposure to the sun can cause wrinkles and sometimes more serious conditions.
So in the interest of putting your best “face” forward, choose to wear sunscreen – but not just any! For your face choose one that’s best suited to your skin type.
When you’ve always dealt with too much oil on your skin, the last thing you want to do is slather oil on your face. When choosing a product, look for things buzzwords like oil-free, water-based and non-comedegenic.
Dry skin may work out fine in your younger years because it’s less prone to acne, but later in life dry skin is often the culprit for premature aging. So do your skin a double favor by choosing a sunscreen that protects AND has ingredients that will add and lock in moisture.
Blemishes could be the result of oily skin, but they might also be caused by skin sensitivity. Definitely choose light-weight products and look for formulas with salicylic acid and those made for sensitive skin – especially if you are on any acne-fighting medications.
Sign of maturing of the skin can start at early as in your 20s – especially if your skin tends to be dry. Always be sure to get a product that shields again both UVA and UVB rays, otherwise known as “broad spectrum.” Some sunscreens only block UVB rays and not UVA, which are repsonsible for premature aging.
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