by Beauty Editor
created 9 months ago
Sunscreens are a must-have for all skin types especially when your skin is exposed to the sun for prolonged periods of time. Of all the skin types, choosing the right one for the combination skin type is most difficult because of the sheer nature of the skin and the complications faced by this skin type.
Benefits of using sunscreens for combination skin:
Do you cringe at the thought of going out in the sun and also worry about tanning your skin? You love the outdoors but are at sea on how to keep the natural freshness and color of your skin intact? Now you too can get the best protection from the harsh UV rays of the sun without worrying too much. With so many sunscreen products on offer, choosing the correct one and keeping your skin away from the sun’s damaging effects like – wrinkles, uneven skin color to skin cancer is quite easy.
How to select your product?
The first step towards protecting your skin against the harmful sun rays is to know the type of your skin and choose the appropriate sunscreen lotion. Not all skin types can be segregated into oily, normal and dry categories. Quite many of us have the combination skin type –wherein the skin can be oily, dry and normal in some areas. The skin tends to be oily in the T-zone (nose, forehead and chin). Go for the products that cater to combination skin and minimize the damage caused by exposure to the sun.
When and how to use your sunscreen?
To get best results from any sunscreen lotion, always wash your face clean with face wash and pat dry before applying the lotion. You can apply the sunscreen at morning or whenever you venture out in the sun.
Correct method of application:
Applying your sunscreen lotion in the correct manner prevents your skin from getting scorched in the sun. A few simple tricks to remember while applying your sunscreen are – apply it as dots on your face directly and then spread the dots evenly, put sunscreen first and then your moisturizer, use sunscreen daily, apply it 20 minutes before you go out in the sun, reapply sunscreen every 90 minutes.
One more important thing to keep in mind is that you need to protect your skin with sunscreen even when it’s a cloudy day, rainy day or even when the weather outside is cold. In short, apply it everyday!
How can you get the best out of your sunscreen?
For best results, always take an ounce of your sunscreen (that’s right an ounce which is approximately a shot glass full) and apply it on your skin. Keep massaging it till is vanishes on your skin. This allows the skin to absorb the sunscreen better and it forms a protective layer on your skin.
Different formats of sunscreens:
The market is now flooded with the best sunscreen lotions, gels and creams for face and body in India. Choose from a wide range of products that keep your combination skin type protected from the damaging effects of UV-A and UV-B rays emitted by the sun.
Now don’t let the sun stop you from getting your share of outdoor fun and frolic. With the sunscreen product best suited to your combination skin, go ahead and enjoy!
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