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Skincare Tip #4: Sunscreen Aesthetics

Posted by Dr. Julia Tzu on 7/1/2013 to Dr. Tzu's Skincare Tips
Skincare Tips: Sunscreen Types

One of the main reasons why people do not use sunscreens is because of the way it feels or looks on the skin. Every individual’s skin is different and hence sunscreen should be carefully chosen to ensure that it is tailored for their specific needs.

Facial sunscreens may sometimes cause the skin to look white and shiny, especially in a photo when the flash is on. There are a number of solutions to this problem. For people who do not want to use make-up over the sunscreen, a tinted sunscreen can easily remove the “white, shiny” effect. For women who routinely use makeup, sunscreens are often incorporated into foundations, concealers, and powders.

Different skin types may require specific formulations of sunscreen. For people with oily skin, look for facial sunscreens that have anti-shine properties built in the vehicle, providing a matte finish. These sunscreens often have a form of silicone as an ingredient. For people with drier skin, choose a sunscreen with a built in moisturizer. For people with more redness to their skin, choose a sunscreen with a green tint or one with anti-flushing properties such as niacinamide. The sunscreen market is replete with a variety of formulations that help people with different complexions and needs.

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