Picking the best sunscreen for your skin type is one of the hardest skincare decisions to make–there are so many factors to consider! To pass our basic sunscreen test, it has to be at least SPF 35 and be absorbed into the skin well without leaving grease marks on our faces.
Since the dangers of UV rays isn’t something we should take lightly, we consulted Airin, a professional makeup artist, to guide us through the different types of sunscreens and how we can find the perfect one for our skin!
Sunscreen lotions and gels are the most traditional forms of sunscreen and can be most commonly found in all drugstores or makeup stores. Airin recommends people with dry skin to try out sunscreen lotions as it can double up as a moisturiser, while people with oily skin can opt for sunscreen gels instead.
I personally have oily skin and Heliocare’s XF Gel has been working really well for me. The formula is extremely lightweight, add doesn’t leave a trace of stickiness or oiliness on my skin the way other sunscreens do! As for people with drier skin like Airin, she swears by Anessa’s sunscreen lotion–it doesn’t flake and keeps her skin hydrated throughout the day!
We all know the importance of wearing sunscreen every day but having to reapply it every 2 hours can be a hassle. If you face the same dilemma as I do, these sunscreen sprays might be the perfect option for you!
Sunscreen sprays are great for a midday SPF top-up that won’t mess up your makeup, but just be sure to get one that dries clear. And here’s a tip for those who struggle with sensitive skin and rosacea: choose sunscreen options that contain zinc and titanium like Supergoop’s mineral mist!
Sunscreens that contain these ingredients are less likely to cause skin irritation on the skin and are better for those with heat-activated skin (that causes rosacea, redness and inflammation) since it deflects the sun’s heat and energy away from the skin!
Sunscreen sticks are great non-greasy SPF options for anyone who deals oily skin–and Singapore’s humidity. They’re also especially good resistant to sweat and water, which is perfect for anyone with an active lifestyle!
Even though you can’t see the immediate benefits of using sunscreens, your skin will definitely thank you 5-10 years down the road. We hope that you found this article informative, and don’t be afraid to experiment with different types of sunscreen to find the best one for your skin needs!