Although it plays an important role in daily skin care, not all sunscreen products are safe for the skin, you can even see the side effects of sunscreen when choosing and using. inappropriate product. In the following article, Paula’s Choice will only clarify this issue and give you specific advice. Follow along!
Which skin types are sunscreens suitable for?
In order to avoid experiencing the side effects of sunscreen as well as limit the feeling of suffocation when sunscreen stays on the skin throughout the day, many people choose to protect their skin with glasses, masks or hats, but that’s all. Not enough to block the effects of UV rays.
At the same time, many opinions suggest that sensitive skin should stay away from all cosmetics to reduce irritation or acne skin should not use sunscreen to avoid skin irritation. In fact, these are completely wrong thoughts. Sunscreen is necessary for all skin types, all skin conditions with benefits such as:
- Protects against UV rays and other harmful factors from the environment such as pollution and dust
- Replenish essential nutrients to nourish healthy skin from within
- Provides antioxidants to fortify the skin’s natural barrier, neutralizing skin-damaging free radicals
- Acts as a moisturizer/primer in your daily skin care routine
Not applying sunscreen is the cause of a variety of skin problems such as clogged pores, melasma, freckles, even potential skin cancer. Meanwhile, most cosmetic brands today have researched and created their own sunscreen lines for each skin. No matter what condition your skin is in, applying sunscreen every day is still a step not to be missed.
Learn the side effects of sunscreen and how to fix it
According to research, the most common downside of sunscreen is clumping, stinging eyes or leaving white streaks on the skin. However, there are still a few serious side effects that you need to be aware of when using. At the same time, sunscreen is applied with the most frequency, so finding a product that fits perfectly is also what every beauty believer wants.
Here are some problems that can occur on the skin when applying sunscreen and how to fix it:
Use sunscreen to get acne
Some users often feel that the skin begins to appear denser after a period of continuous sunscreen application. The most common cause is that you do not clean thoroughly, leading to clogged pores and the production of acne-causing bacteria. In addition, irritating acne is not impossible.
How to fix:
Regardless of whether you wear makeup or not, remove your makeup every day to completely remove impurities, dirt, and sebum from your skin. In addition, enhancing skin cleansing with dead cell removal containing AHA , BHA is also ideal.
In case of acne irritation, stop using the product and consult a specialist to get a more suitable option.
Use an oily sunscreen
In the summer, oily skin often produces more oil due to high temperatures. Sunscreen is not necessarily the main cause of this problem, although sunscreen as well as too thick products will make the skin feel greasy and uncomfortable.
How to fix:
Choose sunscreen products in particular and cosmetics in general with thin and light textures suitable for combination/oily skin characteristics.
If after applying sunscreen, the skin is still dry and tight, even peeling, this means that you have not provided enough moisture to the skin. Even the case of itchy sunscreen is also an alarm of not enough water.
How to fix:
Apply a layer of moisturizer before applying sunscreen or using sunscreen lotion. If the above phenomenon still occurs, you can strengthen the moisturizer with ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid, Ceramides, Glycerin, etc.
Use sunscreen to darken skin
There are many questions sent to Paula’s Choice that “why do you use sunscreen to tan your skin?”; “Why does full sun protection still catch the sun?”… To explain this problem, Paula’s Choice thinks that you have made some mistakes when applying sunscreen such as:
- Insufficient use of sunscreen
- Do not reapply when necessary
- Weak sunscreen
How to fix:
In case of experiencing side effects of sunscreen such as darkening of the skin, tanning, Paula’s Choice recommends reviewing the indicators of the product you are using. Make sure to have an SPF of 30 or higher and have a broad spectrum filter – Broad Spectrum for comprehensive skin protection.
With that, use a dime-sized amount for the face and a cup-sized amount for the whole body.
Another point to remember is to reapply sunscreen as needed.
Use sunscreen to heat your face
The concentration of cosmetic ingredients is the cause of serious skin reactions such as burning, irritation, redness, even skin burns. Using sunscreen with burning eyes or hot face is also considered a side effect of sunscreen due to some chemicals in the ingredient list.
How to fix:
Any cosmetic product needs to be carefully selected and the right ingredients are the criteria you should pay attention to first. Stay away from substances that can cause skin irritation such as dry alcohol, mineral oil, fragrance, colorants, witch hazel extract, eucalyptus oil, mint extract, etc. You can look up the uses, how to use Use and safety of ingredients at the ingredient dictionary page compiled by Paula’s Choice experts.
Some other problems when using sunscreen such as clumping, white streaks are also common phenomena. However, this is not a side effect of sunscreen but a feature of many physical sunscreen products. You can solve it by using a cotton pad or patting it gently instead of rubbing the product on your skin.
Above is information related to the side effects of sunscreen and solutions that you can refer to and apply.