The sunscreen for the face is essential to protect the skin from the harmful effects caused by the sun’s rays. But do you know how to choose the right sunscreen for you? We consulted the dermatologist Dr. Aline Marcassi (RQE 5195), who advised us on how to choose the product. In addition, we made a selection of the best rated brands. Check it out!
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How to choose the ideal protector for your skin and keep it protected
The dermatologist advises that, “for oily or combination skin, the ideal is to look for facial protectors with a matte, oil-free effect, in a cream or serum gel, as they do not worsen the natural oiliness on the skin. For dry skin, there are protectors with moisturizing actives, which help to improve the appearance of the skin. ” In addition, the professional gave important tips when choosing the protector. Check out:
- Choice of the SPF factor: choose protectors with an SPF greater than or equal to 30. The higher the SPF, the better.
- Protection against UVA rays: check that the protector also protects against UVA (ultraviolet A) rays. It can be described on the product packaging with the acronym “PPD”, which is the protection factor against UVA.
- Skin with melasma: “Melasma patients should choose a colored protector (or apply a white protector and a base over it). The base helps to protect against visible light – the white protector does not act in this light spectrum ”, guides the dermatologist.
- Choose the right product: prefer facial protectors for your face, especially if you are prone to acne.
- Water resistant protectors: if you stay in the water for a long time, choose “water resistant” protectors. And yet, reapply the product every 2-3 hours.
It is important to note that, in addition to protecting the skin from the sun’s rays, we must also protect it from invisible light – such as lamps, TVs, cell phones and tablets – as these can accelerate skin aging.
The best sunscreens for the face
We selected the best protectors based on the evaluation of bloggers who tested the products. Check out their opinions:
1. Renew Advance Matte Facial Sunscreen with Avon color – $
For those who don’t need a foundation on their face, this Avon sunscreen is ideal. The product combines protection against UVA and UVB rays and helps in the uniformity of skin tone, as it is a colored protector. In addition, it has a matte effect, dry touch and its formula is not oily.
“To test it, I applied it in the morning to my face with clean, toned skin. Around noon, the cover was still intact, but a little product had accumulated in the lines, but MINIMUM thing, I just had to tap it to correct it. ” – Nina Cares
2. Natura Photoequilibrium Face Protection Gel – $
This protector is indicated for combination to oily skin, has a cream gel texture and ensures a light and dry touch, in addition to protected skin.
“I was really impressed with the Natura Fotoequilíbrio FPS60: I found the leather finish very comfortable for everyday use, it didn’t crumble, it resisted sweat (remembering that I used it in winter, which even had a little warmer days, but in general , temperatures were mild). ” – Woman without Photoshop
3. Nivea Toque Seco Facial Sunscreen – $$
The product offers protection against UVA and UVB rays, has a non-greasy texture and helps in brightness control. What’s more, Nivea promises a water-resistant protector that helps prevent skin aging.
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“In short, I really liked the product, very much. It fulfills its promise and still leaves the skin extremely hydrated and dry. So, because it has good protection against the sun’s rays, because it gives a good uniform effect on the skin, because it does not leave the face with an artificial appearance and because it does not leave my face oily, I recommend this product too much. ” – Cosmetics Catalog
4. O Boticário Facial Multiprotector SPF 50 Take Good Care – $$
O Boticário formulated a product with multiple beneficial functions for the skin. In addition to the main function of UVA / UVB protection, it protects the skin while moisturizing, has an ultra-light texture and does not leave the skin oily. Another advantage is that the protector is resistant to water and sweat.
“I loved the product! Would go back and go back to buy. The texture won me a lot, and with this SPF still… It worked just as much for him as for the droplets, not to mention that, if you want to use it before makeup, it also rolls and the skin doesn’t get oily, sticky, etc. ” – Evelyn Scapin
5. Neo CC Cream Sunscreen SPF 50 Eudora – $$$
The sunscreen for Eudora’s face promises to help prevent and reduce the signs of aging. It is formulated without oil, has a matte effect and is able to even out skin tone and hide minor imperfections.
“In general, the product is super approved, because the only thing I didn’t like was the fact that it oxidized, but it was in an unusual situation, as I rarely apply any type of makeup to go to work.” – Michelle Oliveira
6. Anthelios Sunscreen SPF 70 La Roche-Posay – $$$
Anyone with oily and acne-prone skin knows how difficult it is to find a facial sunscreen that meets the basic needs of this type of skin. But La Roche-Posay has created a cream gel with color, a clean, light touch and quick absorption – characteristics that protect and control the moisture and oiliness of the skin.
“It does not add greasiness, does not weigh on the skin, leaves a feeling of hydration and silkiness very good and evenens my skin excellently, which has no major problems, except for the melasma on the fluff. I use it peacefully not only as a sunscreen, but as a base, because the effect is natural and fresh, as I like it. ” – Interest
7. Sunscreen for the face Eucerin Oil Control Dry Touch – $$$
This facial protector is indicated for oily and acne prone skin. Its formulation controls the oiliness of the skin, leaving it with a dry and smooth touch. In addition, the product provides high UVB / UVA protection.
“I found it a great protector for those who are dark / black, because I didn’t feel that it makes their skin whitish, it didn’t interfere when applying makeup and kept the finish dry. The only defect I found in it is that, depending on the amount of moisturizer I use before, it takes longer to dry. ” – Alexandra Rodrigues
8. Vichy Ideal Soleil Clarify Sunscreen SPF 60 – $$$$
The Vichy product has powerful assets capable of combating the production of blemishes and removing hyperpigmented cells, promoting a homogeneous skin treatment. What’s more, the product also protects the skin from UVA and UVB rays and visible light.
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“It has a dry touch and color, it looks like a base. Another positive point is that it does not transfer, it is well fixed on the skin and leaves the skin looking brighter, that is, it leaves a natural finish. ” – Stylish Brunette
9. Anthelios Hydraox SPF 60 La Roche-Posay Sunscreen – $$$$
This product has a high concentration of La Roche Posay thermal water + vitamin E. In addition, it is formulated with innovative technology of semicrystalline polymers + glycerin, components that hydrate the skin and keep the touch dry and smooth.
“After two weeks of use, I was able to notice some changes in the skin. My face became softer, hydrated and with a very soft touch. I also realized that the product is very well absorbed and that, even on the hottest days, when the skin perspires a lot, it resisted well. ” – Dermaclub
10. Sunscreen for the face Biosole Fluid Ada Tina – $$$$$
With maximum antimelasma protection, this protector is indicated for extremely sensitive skin to the sun. The brand promises 12 hours of sun protection with resistance to water and sweat.
“It REALLY protects! I walk a lot and feel my skin is overprotected! It doesn’t get sticky or anything. My skin was dry, just with that good feeling of hydration. Even after my workout at the gym (which includes half an hour on the treadmill), the skin remains dignified! He’s very resistant to water and sweat. ” – Ana Penzin
Now that you’ve learned how to choose the best sunscreen for your face, be sure to always take care of your skin! Enjoy and also know how to protect your hair from the effects of the sun and keep it beautiful and healthy.