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How to Choose the Best Sunscreen for Your Skin Type

How to choose the best sunscreen for your skin type

It’s no secret that there’s a lot to consider when buying sunscreen because the right sunscreen ensures healthy skin. There are a lot of sunscreen variations and not one sunscreen is right for everyone. Some people use it daily, while others are searching for protection that is water or sweat resistant. Your skin type is also one of the things you should consider when buying  a sunscreen that’s right for you.

Know the key components of your sunscreen:

A quick check on the list of components may help you guarantee the quality and coverage you require in a sunscreen. So check the label for the phrase "wide spectrum." You will want to assure both UVA and UVB protection. Mineral or physical screen acts to deflect the sun's rays with the use of natural minerals zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Chemical sunscreens on the other hand, use chemicals called broad-spectrum protection such as bemotrizinol, avobenzone, and biscotizole.

Think of your skin type:

Many sunscreens are produced to aid dry, oily, or sensitive skin. Board-certified dermatologist and skin cancer surgeon Michael Shapiro explained that people with dry skin should find components such as glycerin, lanolin, oils, silicones (like dimethicone), and aloe to protect the skin from harsh sunscreen sprays or alcohol gels. Some examples are Coconut oil and Shea butter. 

Lightweight or gel lotions containing silica or isodedecan components are most suited for oily skin. For example, Jojoba makes it easy for the skin to absorb but won’t block follicles and can aid in breaking down the build-up of sebum in clogged pores. 

Hypoallergenic and fragrance-free such as titanium dioxide or zinc oxide-based mineral sunscreen are ideal options for sensitive skin. It is also necessary to avoid alcohol and preservatives.

Wear sunscreen even when indoors:

While you know it is necessary to wear SPF outside, cosmetic dermatologist Eleanor Reyes stated that even at home, doing so is just as essential.

Remaining indoors because of the pandemic may keep you safe from the sun. But most of us work at home and are exposed to our computers for more than half of the day. Those infrared rays might break up your collagen, which makes aging quicker.

Reapply when outdoors:

If you do not reapply or apply sunscreen sufficiently, you won’t be able to obtain all the protection that it can give. Reapply at least every two hours and should be applied with a sufficient amount. AAD tells us that most individuals should use 'at least an ounce of sunscreen, roughly the quantity in your hand,' for enough coverage. Sunscreen can expire after 2 or 3 years so consider planning how much you can use before the expiration date when you shop. You might have to buy a larger quantity if you spend a lot of time outside.

Magwai Reef-Safe Sunscreen

Why MAGWAI Reef-Safe Sunscreen is for You:

There may be sunscreens which fulfill all requirements but are not good for your skin. They can offer wonderful advantages such as shimmer, tint, or different scents, which may make you excited. But it may not do the main thing sunscreen is used for-- which is to protect your skin.

MAGWAI Reef-Safe Sunscreen is a 100% reef-safe and natural physical sunscreen. It does not just benefit our coral reefs, but it's healthy for your skin as well. You can protect your skin against dangerous UVA and UVB radiation with SPF 50+. Our recipe ensures that a small amount goes a long way. Support locally produced reef-safe sunscreen by buying online or at ourpartner stores.

You can also check out our Buy 2 Take 1 MAGWAI Reef-Safe Sunscreen on our website. 

Article by: Brianna Cayetano

Visuals by: Briana Guingona