Tips For Skin Care

Your skin deserves a routine as unique as you are. That’s why we’re always chatting with skin care experts and looking into the latest products, treatments and tips to help you create your perfect skin care routine. Whether your skin is sensitive, dry or acne-prone, you’ll find tips for all your concerns.

Wondering what all the fuss is about sunscreens and SPFs? Why are so many people including them in their skin care routines? Stuck on which one might be best for you? Keep scrolling for all things sun protection and skin-type-specific sunscreen selections from the team at Dermstore. 

We are firm believers in sunscreen being a non-negotiable part of your morning, as it not only helps keep our skin visibly more even, smoother and firmer, it most importantly protects us from serious complications such as skin cancer and sunburn.

UV rays can penetrate the skin and cause collagen depletion, resulting in wrinkles, roughness, uneven texture, sunspots and more. These negative effects are referred to as photodamage and are everything we, as skin care connoisseurs, want to avoid.   

Furthermore, the results from your expensive retinols and science-backed serums can also be for naught if you’re not including an SPF in your regime. 

Every. Single. Day. It might sound dramatic, but UV rays are still present on cold, cloudy days, and pesky UVA rays can even penetrate our windows. This means that on our days spent inside on the couch, sunscreen is still important.

As something you’re going to use every single day, you want to make sure it’s one you love. Things to look out for are a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30+, as this is what protects our skin, and a sun lotion with broad-spectrum protection.  

Just like you would choose a moisturizer or serum for your skin type, sunscreen should be treated the same. Whether your skin type is oily, blemish-prone, dry, or sensitive, your SPF should be chosen to reflect your individual skin needs. 

There are two main types of sunscreen, mineral (physical) and chemical. Mineral sunscreen works by creating a barrier between the skin and the UV rays that reflects them back out into the atmosphere. A chemical sunscreen contains active ingredients that help to absorb the UV rays into the skin, inactivating and converting them into heat. Both work equally as well to defend against disruptive rays, so choosing between the two is a personal preference. 

If you like a little more coverage, you can opt for a tinted formula to conceal and correct. Some of our firm-favorites include EltaMD and La Roche-Posay. If you are searching for SPF simplicity, an un-tinted sunscreen is suitable for makeup layering and invisible wear.