Sunscreen is your best friend, whether you go out shopping or for work, it protects your skin from harmful UVA / UVB rays and harmful impurities at any time of the year. Not only outdoors, sunscreens play a very important role in protecting your skin while indoors with UVA rays that penetrate through normal glass windows and can penetrate deeper into the skin than UVB rays, contributing to the aging of the image – changes are seen in dark spots, wrinkles, and pigmented skin of skin.
In general there are four skin types and choosing the best sunscreen is very important to know your skin type. This can be done by washing your face with the help of a small cleanser. This will wash off makeup, dirt and other dirt. Wait an hour and make sure you don’t touch your face. Your skin should return to its natural state which will help determine your skin type. Take a piece of tissue paper and pull on your face. The area that contains your forehead and nose should be the area where you focus.
* Normal Skin: If your skin does not show oil or flush and feels smooth and soft, you have normal skin type
* Oily Skin: If there is a lot of grease on the tissue paper, then you have oily skin type. It is common for you to have light and large holes
* Dry Skin: If tissue paper is accompanied by many flakes and dead skin, your skin is dry. You need to process to soften your skin
* Combination: Any combination of skin types mentioned above is a combination skin type. This is the most common skin type. Your skin is usually oily on the forehead and nose and is dry elsewhere
Now that you know your skin type, it is easy to choose the perfect SPF Sunscreen. If you have dry skin, look for a sunscreen with moisturizer or sunscreens that contain water-soluble ingredients (ceramides or hyaluronic acid).
If you have oily skin, creamy sunscreens often feel sticky and heavy. Choose a water screen or lightweight formula that is considered suitable for oily skin type.
If you are blessed with normal, non-complex skin, your choice is easy. Any advanced sun protection will work for you, whether spray, cream or stick.
In line with the SPF factor it is equally important to consider the PA factor. SPF is the distance used to measure the level of UVB protection. The higher the number, the higher the UVB protection.
PA is the distance used to measure the level of UVA protection. The “+” signals increase UVA protection.
Conventional sunscreens provide protection from many UVB rays. UVB rays burn your skin while UVA rays cause skin aging and old spots when your skin is exposed. A broad or full spectrum sunscreen protects you from both.