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Sunscreen for face – how to choose?

Jul 2, 2021

Sunscreen for face is well known as sunblock as well as suntan lotion widely across the world because as the name suggests it blocks sun rays to reach your melanin pigment. It also helps to protect your skin from pigmentation, sun tan, etc. It is mostly seen that everyone doesn’t use the correct sunscreen according to their skin type. Therefore not using proper sunscreen for their face results in having dull skin, dry skin, and darker skin.

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Why face looks darker after applying sunscreen?

Does Sunscreen make you darker?

How to choose sunscreen for Indian skin?

Why face looks darker after applying sunscreen?

  • Many people apply sunscreen to avoid tanning due to sun rays. However, in some cases, the use of sunscreen itself darkens the skin! Why does it happen?
  • Skin darkening after applying sunscreen often depends on the sunscreen itself.
  • The ingredients in the sunscreen you wear may not suit your skin type, which is likely to darken your skin.
  • The key is to consult a dermatologist and get the right sunscreen for your skin type prescribed. It may help resolve this concern.

Does Sunscreen make you darker?

  • My face looks darker after applying sunscreen! Why my skin gets dark after applying sunscreen? Why is my sunscreen making my skin darker?
  • We encounter many such questions from patients, who come with problems concerning skin darkening due to sunscreen.
  • Fundamentally, does sunscreen darken your skin? If you ask this question, then the answer is potentially yes. Using sunscreen that doesn’t suit your skin type and that contains titanium dioxide or zinc oxide can darken your skin.
  • Thus, only because you have numerous sunscreen products in the market doesn’t mean you pick anyone. The key is to consult a dermatologist and get the right one prescribed.

How to choose sunscreen for Indian skin?

First of all Let’s discuss a few tips on how to choose the correct sunscreen for skin:

  • Use proper Broad-spectrum sunscreen for face, physical sunscreen lotion with SPF and U.V protection
  • More melanin production in the body results in darker skin so uses correct sunscreen lotion.
  • For Indian skin, you can use SPF 30 to 50.
  • Using zinc oxide or titanium dioxide sunscreen can make your skin look darker therefore before purchasing sunscreen avoid sunscreen having these ingredients.
  • Don’t directly apply moisturizer after applying sunscreen lotion wait for 15 to 20 mins.
  • If going out for 1 to 2 hrs then SPF 30 will be useful.
  • Sunscreen protects your skin from sunburn, age spots, and wrinkles.
  • Sunscreen is available in spray, lotion, and cream-based choices according to your skin.
  • You can use water-resistant sunscreen to avoid looking darker.
  •  please remember Water-resistant sunscreen doesn’t mean your sunscreen lotion is waterproof.

 Similarly Let’s talk a few possibilities which can result in making your skin look unhealthy:due to not using sunscreen for face.

  • If you are having dry skin, then you need to hydrate your skin by using hydrating products.
  • Avoiding sunscreen and make your skin look more aged.
  • Using wrong skin care products can make your skin spoiled and make your skin look unhealthy.
  • Dead skin build-up can make your skin look more dull and pale.
  •  and finally, In case you are stressed, and tired which can result to have unhealthy skin so needed to be avoided.

Sunscreen for face is one of the important items which must be included in your daily routine above all the skin care products you use. In a day 3 times, it is important to use sunscreen to have flawless and pigmented free skin. I hope my post helps you to know the importance of sunscreen lotion and according to your skin tone.

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Dr Dhanraj Chavan

About the Author: Dr Dhanraj Chavan

Dr. Dhanraj Chavan is a globally trained, young, and dynamic dermatologist. He is a Consultant Dermatologist and Varicose Vein Specialist at Clear Skin, VeinMD, and HairMD.

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