Different skin types need different kinds of sunscreen. It is especially important during the summer season to protect your skin, as more of it will be exposed to harmful rays. Always use a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect against UVA and UVB rays. An SPF of at least 30 is recommended for everyone. Dry skin types should choose a sunscreen that doubles as a moisturizer, while oily skin types should look for water-based products. There are also fragrance, alcohol, and preservative-free options for sensitive skin types. Children and babies have thinner skin and should always use a minimum of at least 50 SPF. Water resistant products are usually better to keep from sweating off. And as always, check the ingredient list to be informed of what’s actually in your product.
“Sunscreens are mostly made of lab-produced chemicals, but if you want to protect and moisturize your skin additionally, look for natural ingredients, oils, and extracts.”