Finding the right Sunscreen

In our previous article, we have introduced you to the two types of sunscreens on the market. Today, we will be discussing how to choose the right Sunscreen in accordance with the Skin type, skin tone, and Lifestyle and why DIY Sunscreen is never a good idea.


Each skin type needs to be treated with different products. If you have oily skin, you should not be using a product that is made for dry skin as it can give you a contra effect. It’s very important to learn which products are made for your skin, and, in order to do that, you will first need to find out your skin type.

Follow the below steps at home to find out which type of skin you have and learn which types of sunscreens are right for you.

1 . Wash your face and wait 20 minutes
2 . Do not apply anything to your face
3 . Determine your skin type base on your skin’s characteristics.

Your skin feels tight and dehydrated and you might find some flaky areas. The right Sunscreen will nourish the skin and prevent moisture loss.

Your skin feels normal and smooth. The right Sunscreen will keep your skin smooth and hydrated.

Your skin is oily on the forehead, nose, and chin and normal to dry on the rest of the face. The oily parts may have acne, enlarged pores, or blackheads. The right sunscreen will balance your skin, not clog the pores, and have moisturizing properties.

Your skin looks shiny and may feel oily to the touch. You might have acne, blackheads, or occasional breakouts. The right Sunscreen must have a non-comedogenic formula, with a fluid texture and matte/powdered finish. In Organic Sunscreens, Zinc in particular helps to cleanse the skin, regulate excess sebum and boost healing.
Since all of these skin types have different characteristics, it’s obvious that they need different Sunscreens.

When buying a Sunscreen, apart from the skin type, another thing to consider is the SPF Factor. You should know that there are a few different types of SPF factor protections:
6 to 10 SPF: weak protection
15 to 25 SPF - 93% UVB protection
30 SPF - 97% UVB protection
50 SPF - 98% UVB protection
50 +: very high protection

The term full Sunscreen no longer exists today because no cream can guarantee total protection against ultraviolet rays. Since 2006, index above 50 have been grouped by the European Commission into a single 50+ index.

Another thing to consider when choosing the Sunblock is the SKIN TONE.
The lighter your skin is, the more the sun protection factor must be.
Fair and sensitive skin will be better to be protected with SPF 50.
Dark skin can be protected with SPF 20 – 30.

If you live in the city and do not expose yourself during the day, light protection of SPF 15-20 will be enough. If you plan to swim outdoors, you will absolutely need waterproof organic sunscreen. Outdoor activities also require higher skin protection with SPF 50.

• DIY sunscreens

Here at Beauty Secrets, we stand for the most natural ways of taking care of your skin with products made without harmful ingredients. We do not recommend DIY-ing and experimenting or making sunscreens without being properly tested in a professional lab. We do love natural ingredients though, and that is why we are all in for the DIY tips that will make your skincare routine better, but making your sunscreen is a BIG NO-NO!

If you are interested in finding out more about our mission, take a look at our website, meet our company, and download our application that will help you track your skincare routine.

Sunscreens are some of the most difficult products a Formulator or Chemist can be asked to elaborate on. It might take several years for a professional Chemist or Formulator to find the proper formula for a good quality sunscreen. Those sunscreens, after being made, need to also go through a bunch of expensive tests. So, do not believe or fall for the lies that those DIY bloggers tell you!

Some of you might look at a Sunscreen label and reading it can lead you to the idea that the ingredients are simple, and you might be tempted to make your own.

A proper Sunscreen, in any form it comes, gel, spray, cream, lotion, or powder has the ultimate goal – to protect the skin cells from the harmful radiation of UVA and UVB rays.

The protection comes from reflecting, absorbing, and/or scattering the rays so they don’t reach our skin cells. Different active ingredients, MINERAL OR CHEMICAL work in different ways.

Making your own sunscreen looking at a famous brand’s ingredient list using zinc oxide and titanium dioxide you’ll think it’s easy. UVB rays are the ones that cause burns, so while you may be able to protect your skin not to burn, you have no idea if you are protecting against UVA rays, and those are the rays that cause invisible damage.

It’s not only about the ingredients or the right recipe, but it’s more about the right technique, equipment, method, and TESTING.