Close up of a woman's face with white streaks of sunscreen on her cheeks
The Easy Hack That Will Make Your SPF Melt Into Your Skin
Most mineral sunscreens contain titanium dioxide and zinc oxide and may leave a white tint after application, particularly for users with pigmented skin. However, there are a few things you can try that will help avoid that annoying white cast.
Chemical sunscreen has a thinner consistency, spreads more evenly, and won’t leave a white cast like physical or mineral sunscreen. You can also opt for a tinted sunscreen that offers light coverage sans white glare or try a gel formula that will melt more easily into the skin.
A few application tricks can also cut down on white streaks. Shake the bottle of sunscreen well before application, apply 15 minutes before going outside to give it time to absorb, and keep in mind that one ounce (or a shot glass full) of lotion is enough to cover your entire body.