Offices in Keller, Coppell, & Roanoke

Keller, TX: 817-431-6555
Coppell, TX: 469-312-7302
Roanoke, TX: 682-237-2271

Offices in Keller, Coppell, & Roanoke

Keller, TX: 817-431-6555
Coppell, TX: 469-312-7302
Roanoke, TX: 682-237-2271

How to Choose the Best Sunscreen for Your Skin

In previous posts, we’ve discussed the general differences between chemical and physical sunscreens, and how much SPF is enough, but how do you know what sunscreen is ideal for your skin, and what factors you need to consider before making a purchase?

A Different Way To Think About Sunscreen

Think about what you’re going to be doing when using sunscreen. Just like you have different clothes for different seasons and occasions, you shouldn’t use the same sunscreen for every situation. That would be like wearing a winter coat to the beach or shorts to build a snowman. Keep two or three types of sunscreen that you can use for different purposes.

If you’re constantly in and out of the office you want sunscreen that’s barely visible but still provides adequate protection, there are lighter sunscreens that are more cosmetic in nature. However, this wouldn’t be ideal for a day at the beach.

Related: The Dermatology Alliance Keller/Coppell Summer Sunscreen Guide

On the other hand, if you plan to go swimming in a lake or mow the lawn, you’ll want to go with a highly water-resistant sunscreen, which tends to be heavier and more noticeable. Obviously, this type of sunscreen wouldn’t be comfortable in the office.

Keep in mind that it’s not just one or the other. Sunscreens come in a lot of different formulations.  For example, not all water-resistant sunscreens have zinc and titanium dioxide, the key ingredients of most physical sunscreens. You can use water-resistant sunscreen without looking white and pasty.

Sunscreen Ingredients To Look For

Also, there are formulations of sunscreens with zinc and titanium dioxide that are tinted or clear, not white and pasty. Tinted sunscreens have a little color that can blend nicely with your skin tone without looking like makeup. Of course, you still have your heavier, white sunscreens for outdoor and water activities.

Related: Which Sunscreen SPF is Enough For Your Skin?

Do your research online and find out what formulation is right for you based on what you’ll be doing when you use the sunscreen. Remember, sunscreen should do more than protect you from the sun. It should suit your lifestyle without making you feel uncomfortable or self-conscious.

 

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KELLER LOCATION

12469 Timberland Blvd #501
Fort Worth, TX 76244

Fax: 817.431.7979

817-431-6555

COPPELL LOCATION

215 South Denton Tap Rd Suite 170 Coppell, TX 75019

Fax: 972.304.6050

469-312-7302

ROANOKE LOCATION

206 Denton Dr
Roanoke, TX 76262

Fax: 682.237.2274

682-237-2271

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