Sunscreen is something which experts recommend people use daily. Many people assume that UV rays are only dangerous on bright or hot days. This is not the case and the most powerful UV rays can impact and damage our skin on days when the sky is overcast or the sun is barely visible.
When choosing a sunscreen, you need to think about which SPF rating you need. The sun protection factor is a measure of the amount of ultraviolet B radiation (UVB) protection. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that people use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. You should also consider the level of sun exposure. If you are going to be out in the sun a lot, you need a higher SPF rating. Finally, you should think about the sunscreen ingredients. This will also help you choose the right sunscreen for your skin type.
Choosing The Right Sunscreen For Your Skin Type
There are lots of different skin types including:
- Combination – both oily and dry
Depending on your skin type, your skin may respond differently to certain ingredients and ointments including sunscreen. At Black Girl Sunscreen, we provide sunscreen formulas that are suitable for various skin types and tones. Below, we discuss which formulation is best for your skin type or desired goal!
For normal skin, Black Girl Sunscreen SPF 30
If you have a normal skin type, then our Black Girl Sunscreen SPF 30 is for you. This formula will protect your skin from the sun and also doubles as a moisturizing lotion.
Black Girl Sunscreen SPF 30 dries completely clear so it’s perfect to use before any outdoor activity or even under your favorite makeup products. The best part about this sunscreen: People won’t be able to tell you are wearing sunscreen at all.
For oily skin, Make it Matte SPF 45
If you have oily skin, our Make It Matte SPF 45 will give your face the matte finish it’s looking for. Make It Matte is a lightweight, gel formula that protects against sun damage leaving no white residue and a matte finish This formula works for combination skin as well as it is infused with ingredients such as aloe, squalene, and shea butter that help moisturize, soothe and heal your skin.
For sensitive skin, Make it Hybrid SPF 50
If you have sensitive skin, then BGS Kids SPF 50 is for you. This hypoallergenic formula is an everyday SPF 50 moisturizing sunscreen lotion for your face and body. It soothes, moisturizes, protects, hydrates and heals your skin as it was formulated for kids’ sensitive skin. Best of all it’s free of fragrance, parabens, silicones, and aluminums.
Best Way To Choose A Sunscreen
The best way to choose a sunscreen is to consider your skin type and what protection you are looking for. A good rule of thumb is to choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF rating of at least 30.
You should also ensure that any sunscreen you choose is free of harmful ingredients. Our sunscreens are paraben, oxybenzone and octinoxate free. Black Girl Sunscreen prides itself in formulating sunscreens that are infused with key ingredients to help moisturize, soothe, and protect your skin.