Complete Sunscreen Guide With All Your Questions Answered (Part I)

Protecting yourself from the sunlight is important, but it can be overwhelming to know what type of sunscreen you need. Do I need a physical or chemical sunscreen? What about other types of protection, like moisturizers with SPF? Many people often wonder how to use sunscreen or when do they need it the most. This sunscreen guide will help you understand the basics of how to protect your skin from the sun. 

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There are so many confusing factors in the world of sun care like safety and ingredients, marketing terms that sound like a foreign language, or just plain too much to understand. It's clear why people need additional guidance when it comes to this category!

In this blog post, we will help answer all your questions! You'll have all the answers you need to make an informed decision about what type of product is right for you.

How safe is it to wear sunscreens?

Today's sunscreens are very safe, to the point where you needn't worry about wearing them. Using sunscreen can help prevent skin cancer from developing later in life. Besides, it prevents nasty sunburns, premature aging, and sunspots. 

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Sunscreens help prevent sun damage by reflecting some of the sun's rays from your skin. The degree of protection mainly depends on which type of sunscreen you wear and how much you slather it on. There are four categories to choose from -- physical, natural, chemical and mineral. 

Physical sunscreen blocks the UV by essentially sitting between your skin and the light source with a reflective surface that can scatter both UVA rays and UVB rays. Natural products use ingredients like titanium dioxide or zinc oxide to take care of UV exposure at the cellular level. These are best suited for people who require minimal residual effects or those with sensitive skin types, such as toddlers.

How to use sunscreen with makeup?

If you wish to know how to use sunscreen every day, you must know how to wear it under your makeup. Some sunscreens may leave a white cast on the skin and may make your makeup look bad. Besides, it may lead to the breakdown of makeup products and leave a crumbled texture on the screen. 

Ensure to cover your face and neck with a light layer of sunscreen. Use sunscreens that have a gel consistency and do not leave a white cast. You may choose nano zinc sunscreen to get the maximum protection and make your makeup last. Besides, you may use spray-on sunscreen or dust some powdered sunscreen over your foundation. 

When is the appropriate time to use sunscreen before or after moisturizer?

To learn how to use sunscreen and moisturizer together, you may need to check the ingredient list of both products. Besides, see how they will interact when applied together. If you do not have dehydrated skin, you may use moisturizers that come with SPF. However, if your skin is dry, you will need a layer of moisturizer. You may pick the 100% Hyaluronic Acid moisturizer to hydrate your dry skin.  

when to apply sunscreen before or after moisturizer

Sunscreen should be applied before moisturizer if it is a chemical sunscreen. The reason for this may be that some sunscreens may interfere with the skin's natural ability to deliver moisture, which can lead to dryness and prematurely aged skin. However, if you're using a physical or mineral-based sunscreen, it should be applied after the moisturizer. For best results, apply sunscreen with an SPF of at least 25 first.

Should I apply sunscreen at home?

Choose to wear sunscreen while you're in the office and at home. Even if your windows are nicely tinted, there's no way to block out those harmful UV rays that may cause all sorts of skin problems. The sun has a long reach indoors as UVA rays have a longer wavelength. 

how to use sunscreen with makeup

Wearing sunscreen indoors is essential if you live in a sunny area or have many windows in your home. Besides, the sun's rays may reflect and cause damage to your skin. Therefore, it is vital to slather on some sunscreen every morning, even when you are staying in. 

Also, it is always great to get some vitamin D from the sun, so make it a point to spend some time in the sun while protecting your skin. As you may forget to apply sunscreen at home actively, it is ideal for incorporating sunblock in your AM skincare. 

Bottom Line On Our Sunscreen Guide Part I

We hope that we’ve answered a few of your questions on sunscreen, but still, there are many questions left which we will cover in our sunscreen guide part II. So, stay in touch if you want to know what ingredients you should ignore in your sunscreen and when to apply sunscreen in your skincare regime. 

When it comes to sunblocks, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions. Keep this sunscreen guide in mind when you're choosing a sunblock. It will assure you that your skin is protected from harmful UV rays this summer!  

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