Which sunscreen is best for your skin type?

Which sunscreen is best for your skin type?

Have you ever gone to the beach and used a random sunscreen to find out you look like a ghost? Or it irritates your skin? Or causes a break out/rash? Well, there's a science behind why the sunscreen does not blend with your skin type. Generally speaking, you are born with your skin type but it may change due to external influences such as the weather and the use of wrong products. This is exactly why it is imperative that everyone chooses a skin care product according to their skin type.

There are five broad categories of skin type these include dry skin, oily skin, normal skin, sensitive skin and combination skin. Each type has its own characteristics and natural tendencies which can be accentuated. However, if you use the wrong products on your skin the results can be quite dramatic. Your skin will start to develop conditions such as rashes, blemishes and other skin related conditions. Especially when you use products which are designed to save your skin from harmful UV rays.

Furthermore, it is also important to choose a reputable brand such as BU. The founders has been making safe & effective sunscreens since 1994 and were inspired to help active people enjoy the outdoors without worrying about skin disorders. If you are not sure about which skin type you fall in, BU sunscreens are good for all skin types, but remember everyone is different, so though it works well for most, there are always a chance it may not be best for you.

Here's a guide on each skin type:

Dry Skin

This skin type is unaffected by the weather as most people have dry skin throughout the year. There are certain glands present in this type; these glands do not produce enough oil to keep the skin or epidermis hydrated. This could be influenced by many different factors such as harsh soap, the wrong sunscreen and constant exposure to the sun. BU SPF 30 (96.7% protection) can help to moisturize the skin and dries quickly. For those with drier skin, the BU SPF 50 protects 1.3% more (98% UV protection) and is more moisturizing.

Oily Skin

Generally speaking, there is quite a distinct line between oily skin and glowing skin. If you have oily skin even during the winters, then there's a chance you have oily skin. This skin type can be induced through a variety of different external stimuli such as dehydration and even genetics plays a role. The glands present in oily skin produce excess oil which covers the epidermis. Excess oil can lead to blackheads and pores if it is taken care off. BU sunscreens are oil and alcohol free and the SPF 30 dries while providing 96.7% UV protection.

Normal Skin

This is arguably the best skin type there is. Normal skin type goes well with every type of product. Some products can still effect this skin type but much more rare.

Sensitive Skin

If you have ever used a random skincare product and suffered from an extremely adverse reaction, there's a high chance you have sensitive skin. Products are actually designed specifically for sensitive skin as this skin type is more vulnerable to react. BU sunscreen has proven to be effective for those with sensitive skin, as it is hypoallergenic (less likely to cause reaction) does not contain additional oils, alcohol, preservatives, parabens, paba, mineral oil, or other skin irritants. 

Combination Skin

If you still can't figure out which skin type you fall in, then there's a very high chance you have combination skin. This is when your face has different skin types in various areas. Furthermore, this skin type will continue to show signs of both oily and dry skin. This also means your skin is sensitive in a different area which makes it more susceptible to external influences.

After you identify your skin type, just choose a product which has been engineered for your particular skin type.