In summer, basic skincare is not enough. It requires more than just cleansing, moisturizing and nourishing. Wherever you are: at the sea or river, in the forest, in the country or in your city, your epidermis is continuously exposed to ultraviolet rays. In winter, this effect is not particularly noticeable, but in the hot months, it can cause burns and inflammation. How to protect yourself from the UV? One of the most affordable ways is to use a face sunscreen cream.
What's in the composition?
Among the necessary ingredients of any products that are designed to protect from ultraviolet radiation are zinc oxide, avobenzone and titanium dioxide. It is these components that provide protection from the effects of solar radiation. The consistency of such cosmetic should not be too liquid, but at the same time, it has to easily squeeze out of the tube.
A face sunscreen cream contains both mineral and organic filters. Mineral ones form a protective layer that reflects the ultraviolet. Organic ones absorb ultraviolet light and convert it from solar energy into thermal energy.
What to look for in face sunscreen cream?
It is worth knowing a few simple rules for choosing a product designed to protect your skin. First, you should pay attention to the SPF value, which can be found on the tube of the cosmetic. The higher the value of this parameter is, the more reliably the composition protects against UV rays. People with pale skin should choose samples of such cosmetic with an SPF of 40 to 50, while dark-skinned ones can choose between an SPF of 8 to 20.
When choosing a safe product for children or adults, it is important to remember that they come in different formats:
face sunscreen cream or gel;
balm or spray;
lotion or milk;
special products against age spots.
It is advisable to choose a face sunscreen cream according to your skin type. For an oily one or the one with increased facial hair (male), a gel is perfect. For a dry, it is better to choose a thicker composition or milk with moisturizing properties. Normal one will respond favourably to the spray or oil. If you plan to go to a tanning salon and have naturally dark skin, use a tanning enhancer or a tinted product to get a beautiful shade quickly.
Remember: even the highest SPF does not guarantee 100% protection, so try not to be in the open sun between 12:00 and 16:00. Products with UVA and UVB mark provide additional protection. Providing a wide functional spectrum, it protects from A- and B-rays. Long-term exposure to A-rays can cause premature ageing, pigmentation, the development of malignant tumours, B-rays can cause redness, burns, and allergies.
Due to the wide range of products presented in MAKEUP online store, you can choose a face sunscreen cream that perfectly matches your needs. Read other customers' reviews and our detailed descriptions to decide on which cosmetics to pick, and we will deliver your order as quickly as possible. If any problems appear at any stage of the ordering process, contact our managers, and they will help you.