Types of sunscreen and when they are recommended

“Use sunscreen”. If I could tell you anything, it would be this. Okay, we’ve understood that sunscreen is important and that we have to use it. Just as important as showering and brushing your teeth is protecting yourself from the sun. Even more so with this hole in the atmosphere (hole in the ozone layer), the sun has been frying us like chicken.

We know we have to use it. But which one to buy? Do I use the same one? Early in the morning, in the afternoon and at night? Cream, gel, powder and bar. The market has dumped products in our faces. But no one said use this one for that. That one for another activity. And so on.

Well, is it the same sunscreen I use on my body as on my face? And is it always the same sunscreen for every occasion?

Let’s explain the difference between sunscreens and what they’re used for. But we won’t be doing this alone. We’ll be counting on the support of Dr. Mariana Tasca .

Fluid/liquid/gel protector

It has a lighter consistency. It absorbs more quickly and doesn’t leave the skin feeling greasy. Its advantage is its dry feel.

Gel sunscreen is for those with oily skin, but in water or with sweat it can come off more quickly.

Protector pasty/creamy

Its consistency is heavier, leaving the skin more oily. It is water-resistant.

Suitable for mature skin or dry areas.

Protector with color/tonalizer

These are the sunscreens with the best protection, because as well as protecting against UV rays, the pigment (color) also acts against visible light, enhancing protection, since the pigment forms a shield. It is the best protector for preventing the appearance of spots (such as Melasma).

Another advantage is the evenness of facial skin.

Protetor spray

It’s easier to spread. It is recommended to use this product on the body and hairy areas because it spreads better. Suitable for sports.

Protective powder

Powder sunscreen allows you to touch up the filter on your face throughout the day. Usually tinted, it helps maintain protection without damaging your make-up and also mattifies your face. It’s ideal for those who wear make-up. They protect the face from both UVA and UVB rays and visible light.

Protective sticks:ideal for use on the face as well as the lips. Products with color provide good coverage and help to disguise marks and blemishes on the skin. It has a heavier consistency and is ideal for those who perspire a lot.

Have you understood the difference between the types of sunscreen?

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