BEAUTY
How To Choose The Best Sunscreen For Your Skin
By LAURA BOJAMAA
The Right SPF
Sun Protection Factors (SPF) is the level of protection in sunscreen. An SPF 15 sunscreen will only protect against sunburn, so dermatologists at the American Academy of Dermatology Association recommend using an SPF of more than 30 to protect your skin more.
Format
There are different kinds of formats of sunscreen available and the three most popular are the spray, the stick, and the lotion. Each type has its pros and cons, but their uses are the same: to protect the skin against the sun’s rays.
Water-Resistant
You’ll want to find a sunscreen that is water-resistant, otherwise, it will come right off when you sweat or get wet. There is no such thing as waterproof sunscreen because all sunscreens will wash away if you spend too much time in the water anyways; just make sure to check the bottle first.
Broad Spectrum
Another important factor to look for on the bottle is the phrase “broad spectrum” specifically indicating that it will protect against UVA and UVB. Both are harmful to the skin, so the more coverage, the better it is for your skin, and will maintain healthy skin and preserve collagen.
Skin Color
If you have lighter skin, you have a higher chance of getting sunburned. Light and tanned skin should be using SPF 50 to have maximum protection, but the darker the skin, the less SPF is required to still protect the skin from harmful rays.