Summer promises to be hot, at least in places. And we can’t do without funds with SPF protection. Even when you are just walking down the street, the sun can not only cause a burn, but also cause premature aging of the skin. It is important to choose cosmetics with SPF not only by number, but also by composition, taking into account your skin type. How to do this, we were told by an expert.
cosmetic chemist-technologist, founder of ANNA SHAROVA cosmetics brand
What is the fundamental difference between the choice of funds for vacation and for the city in summer
For the city, we can choose funds with a lower SPF than for a beach holiday. Indeed, within the boundaries of the metropolis, as a rule, you do not sunbathe in the open sun, but go somewhere all the time. So you can stop your choice on the number 30. Also, not only care or specialized sunscreens are suitable for the city, but also foundation creams with SPF. And in order not to spoil your makeup, renew sun protection every 3 hours, stock up on so-called mists with SPF. These are sprays that, in addition to filters, may contain moisturizing ingredients that support the skin in the heat.
How to choose an SPF product for your skin type
Skin type, condition, and how quickly you tan are the main guidelines when choosing a sunscreen.
For olive skin
Lucky people who tan quickly. But this does not mean that you need to forget about creams with SPF. Owners of olive and golden skin are at risk for pigmentation. Choose products with a filter of 30 and be sure to renew every 3 hours if you are in the active sun for a long time.
For those with pigmentation
You can’t go without SPF all year round, even in winter, when the sun doesn’t heat up, but it does shine. Just walking down the street, even in cold weather without sunscreen, you risk even more “tarnish your reputation.” For a hot summer, even in a metropolis, you need a product with SPF 50. It’s good if the composition contains components that will not only protect against sunlight, but also help in the fight against pigmentation. These are, for example, niacinamides, licorice extract, rice bran.
For fair skin
Porcelain dolls, just like those with pigmentation, need to take products with an SPF of at least 50. After all, the risk of getting burned in the heat of Snow White is very high, even during a quick walk around the city.
For those with acne
Choose products with SPF from specialized lines for problem skin. There are many of these now. They are non-comedogenic, do not clog pores and help fight inflammation. The composition of such products, in addition to SPF, includes niacinamides, salicylic acid esters and zinc compounds (ZnPCA). In the formula of the products, you will definitely find a combination of physical filters that mattify the skin well. It’s zinc oxide, silicon dioxide.
Ideal products with SPF for the city
Multi Protection Sun Cream SPF 30 Aravia
This cream has a very light texture. It does not leave a hateful sticky film on the face.
CICA cream SPF 50 Ilona Lunden
Due to the rich composition based on oils and plant extracts, it protects the skin from premature aging, moisturizes, nourishes and soothes.
Sun Milk SPF 50 EDEN Sun Series
Contains coconut oil and shea butter. An ideal duo for dry to very dry skin that nourishes, moisturizes and regenerates the dermis.
Cream for oily skin prone to acne Anthelios Oil Correct SPF 50+ La Roche-Posay
The assets include thermal water, vitamins B3 and E, salicylic acid, zinc, sunscreens. This team fights acne and inflammation, protects from the sun. The advantage of this cream is that it mattifies the skin, preventing oily sheen from appearing.
Cream care and correction of imperfections for the face Super BB SPF 20 Erborian
The cream perfectly hides imperfections, it is dense, but lies on the skin like silk. Ginseng flower extract and niacinamides combat imperfections and signs of skin aging.
Cream-mousse with the effect of “photoshop” SPF 50 SVR
Cream-mousse with niacinamide evens out the relief and tone of the skin, acts as an ideal base for make-up.
Anti-aging care IDEAL SOLEIL 3 IN 1 SPF 50+ Vichy
Fights aging: wrinkles, enlarged pores, uneven facial relief. Black tea enzyme, antioxidants, thermal water work on this.
BB Cream SPF 20 Pupa
A foundation that works like Photoshop, instantly hiding all imperfections. Stevia extract, hyaluronic acid, beeswax make the skin velvety, even out the color and relief of the face.
Sun lotion-shimmer for face and décolleté SPF 30 Back To Sun Mixit
Gives the skin a Hollywood glow, moisturizes, thanks to cocoa butter, shea butter and coconut. The lotion softens and heals the skin due to d-panthenol and vitamin E.
Cream-gel sun protection SPF 50+ Limoni
The cream contains as many as three types of hyaluronic acid, which smooth wrinkles, even out the relief of the face, and moisturize the skin.
Face sunscreen SPF 50 ANNA SHAROVA
Moisturizes, nourishes, protects the skin from dryness and irritation.