Buy sunscreen by the skin type
When choosing sunscreen is important to know how high is the protective factor that you need, but equally, it is advisable to opt for a product that suits your skin type: dry, oily or sensitive.
One thing is certain: regardless of skin color (white, medium, olive, black) you need to use sunscreen when you go on vacation and you expose yourself to the sun for a long time. The natural color of the skin is one that “decide” protection factor: the more skin is lighter, the more you need a higher SPF.
In general, people with white skin is likely to suffer sunburn more easily because of the lack of pigment in the skin. Women with medium or olive skin color, however, are less likely to sunburn when exposed to the sun and tans beautifully in the sense that your skin tans, and not excessively reddened. But even in their case there is the risk of burns and other major problems without sufficient protection.
Skin types and suntan lotion suitable for each
Oily and acne prone skin
If you have oily skin, your first thought should be to look for a lotion that does not contain oils beach, do not block pores and rinse thoroughly. Suntan lotion containing no oils are water based or gel if you still go to sea and stay in the sun and bathe often, choose a product based gel that stays longer on the skin unlike the water based. Whatever the choice, they must be applied more often than lotions cream. That protects the beneficial ingredients are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.
Dry and very dry skin
Dry skin needs a beach lotion rich in emollients that to offer enough hydration, but that and quickly absorb into the skin. Some of these are glycerin, hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, titanium dioxide, etc.. Avoid products that contain alcohol because it can dry your skin and can cause even more inflammation. If you have extremely dry skin, experts’ advice is good to moisturize with a body lotion before applying sunscreen.
Sensitive skin, prone to irritation
If your skin is sensitive, buy a product that contains mineral ingredients: zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. They are less risky when it comes to skin irritation. Also, take care to be non-comedogenic, which means it does not block pores and hypoallergenic, meaning it does not cause allergies. Sunscreen should NOT contain fragrance, alcohol, oil paints, because they can cause irritation. Dermo-cosmetic products are the best choice in this case.