Summer is close! Use Sunscreen correctly!
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Summer is close! Use Sunscreen correctly!

It's just a 2-minute readabout sunscreens. Don't be lazy! Soak this in and shine during your vacation!

Lately, our support has been receiving quite a lot of questions about sunscreens, as we are now on the edge of the summer season. So, I believe it's the right time to address most of the questions and issues people are concerned about. I've preselected the most popular questions from our clients, and I believe my answers will help you get ready for the holiday season and choose the correct product that will fit your skin.

First of all, some really basic "don'ts" that people surprisingly ignore or forget, and I cannot stress enough how important they are:

  • Do not use expired products: The initial protection built into the product significantly degrades over time. Using expired sunscreen may not provide adequate protection.
  • Do not forget to use sunscreen it on cloudy days: UV rays penetrate clouds, so sunscreen is necessary even when it's overcast. Lots of people ignore that and then spend the rest of their vacation hiding in the shades because of sunburns.
  • Do not forget to reapply: Depending on your activities during the day, especially if you're in the pool or doing active sports, creams and sprays can be washed off your skin without you noticing, leaving your skin unprotected. Reapply sunscreen every two hours or more frequently if swimming or sweating heavily. It happens quicker than you think, so don't let it ruin your day. Stay protected!

Now, some more specific concerns.

Why do some sunscreens leave a white cast on the skin? Is it dangerous? Does it give better protection?

A white cast is usually seen when you use a solution with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, which are key ingredients for sun protection. In most cases, it's not dangerous if you see a white cast, but if you feel uncomfortable, seek a doctor's advice and stop using your product. White casts on the skin do not provide better protection; it's just a cosmetic preference. If you feel such a solution gives you great protection, keep using it without concerns. It's better to stay protected.

Can I use sun protection together with my skincare routines or makeup?

The simple answer is yes, you can. There is no harm in this, but to be more specific, please refer to the instructions provided by the brand whose sunscreens you are using, as there may be some unique details you need to take into consideration. Moreover, check the next point as it may address your further questions.

Are there sunscreens that combine both skincare and sun protection or provide basic makeup and sun protection?

Yes, there are plenty, so if you are looking for something to combine a few things, welcome to my world as I'm using them a lot. Below, I will list a few options from my personal list. If you need more options, refer to our sun protection collection where you'll find lots of other options.

Sprays vs Creams. What gives better protection?

Personally, I like sprays. They are easy to use, hands stay clean, and it quickly settles into the skin. But due to the nature of the sunscreen, it's harder to apply it on a windy day, and you can easily miss the spot on your body, leaving it unprotected. Generally speaking, both are good, and it's a personal preference which one to use. Though, please keep in mind, it's not advised to breathe in the sprays, so be careful if you have inhalation difficulties. Don't spray it on your face and be careful on windy days.

SPF20?30?50? Which one to go for?

Usually, SPF30 sunscreen is good enough for day to day activitites but test various SPFs anyway. Don't get confused. You choose SPF depending on the type of your skin so if you have sensitive skin or you burn easily as I do go for a higher SPF. However, don't think higher SPF lets you applying it less frequestilny. The rule is the same - every 2 hours. 

That's all for now. Wasn't that long, was it? :)

Below are my favorites; Good for body, face and lips. Drop me a message via our support system if you have questions. I'll be happy to answer!

See you soon.


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I'm Ingrida Adomaitite, where the realms of art and beauty seamlessly blend. My background in the beauty industry has equipped me with a unique lens through which I view and share the world's beauty. For me, beauty is not confined to the conventional; it's an art form, a universal language that speaks to the soul. My mission is to inspire others to see the beauty that surrounds us, to understand its depth, and to appreciate its power to transform. Join me on this journey of discovery, where every moment is an opportunity to encounter the extraordinary in the ordinary.

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