When it comes to skincare, we seem to become most careful while buying them. Whether you are an expert or not, you would prefer to have the best quality makeup and cosmetic products. But how much thought have you given to your sunscreen lately? This is also an important thing in your daily skincare routine, especially if you live in a place like the Philippines. So, we are here to give you some pointers on what to check when you are choosing your sunscreen.
Check The Date Of Manufacture And Expiration
This is something that should be done even if you are first time buying a sunscreen. The manufacturing and expiration date is probably the most important thing. The most recent it has been manufactured the better it will work. Similarly, expiry date should be checked too and make sure it will good for at least a year.
Check The Ingredients
After checking the dates comes checking of the ingredients. You can check the ingredient on the package. Make sure it doesn’t have oxybenzone which can cause an allergic reaction to the sunscreen. It is always best to use a sunscreen from a trusted brand and something that suits your skin. Also, see whether it has titanium dioxide or zinc oxide. These are ingredients that help in UV protection. But, on the other hand, zinc oxide can give your face a pale and ghostly look. They are also harmful to the skin.
Check If It Has SPF 30
You need to check whether the sunscreen is offering a high range of SPF. It can higher than 30 but it should have at least the range of 30. Anything above it is considered good protection from harmful UV rays. After all, global warming can make it hard to protect your skin.
Check If It Is Creamy
The best type of sunscreen to use is creamy instead of spray or powder. These can be mineral-based products in which nanoparticles can be found. These nanoparticles can enter the bloodstream and cause various health issues. So, always stick to cream-based sunscreens.
Check For Stinging And Acne
You can test your sunscreen while buying and whether it is stinging in your skin or not. So, don’t forget to test it before buying. Also, if you have oily or acne-prone skin, then it is best to buy a water-based sunscreen.
Here are only a few things that you need to check while buying a sunscreen. Make sure you follow them not only while buying a sunscreen but also while buying makeup and cosmetic products. While living in the Philippines, you will need to very careful of the sun.