Summer is approaching faster than expected. A good sunscreen is the most important weapon in your skincare routine. One thing my mother would make sure we always have on our face was sunscreen. A good sunscreen not only prevents your skim from getting tanned, it also protects your skin from the harmful rays of the sun, which lead to pre-mature ageing, pigmentation, wrinkles etc.
I feel my skin gets oily and sticky during summers. I always go for either mattifying sunscreens or light weight, gel based formulas. Here is a list of 10 sunscreens for combination to oily skin:
1. L’Oreal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence SPF 50
I have been using this one since about 2 years now and I really like it. I mix it with my moisturizer and apply it. This watery essence is extremely light and gets easily absorbed by the skin. It also comes in a spray bottle.
Price: Tube – Rs. 500 Spray- Rs. 799
2. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Drytouch Sunblock SPF 50+
Its oil free and non sticky formula provides broad spectrum protection from the harmful UVA and UVB rays of the sun. It comes in a spray bottle too.
Price: Rs. 499
3. Lakme 9 to 5 Mattifying Super SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion
This tinted sunscreen protects your skin from UVA and UVB rays and also evens out your face.
Price: Rs. 525
4. Lotus Herbals Safe Sun 3-In-1 Matte Look Daily Sunblock SPF-40
Its mattifying formula rejuvenates and reduces skin oiliness and refines skin pores.
5. Organic Harvest Sunscreen SPF 30- 50
This sunscreen has a triple action formula and is formulated for oily skin.
Price: Rs. 372
6. Aroma Magic Aloe Vera Sun Screen Gel
It is free from parabens, alcohol, artificial fragrance. It contains cucumber extracts that cool, soothe sunburn and provide smart sun protection.
Price: Rs. 285
7. Kaya Sweat Proof Sunscreen SPF 30+
This one is water and sweat resistant and delivers upto 8 hour broad spectrum protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays. A light, white colored cream that leaves the skin with a smooth silky after-feel, and keeps it protected for long.
Price: Rs. 999
8. Avene Very High Protection Emulsion SPF 50+
This one is effective against all sun radiation (short and long UVB-UVA). Its paraben-free, lightweight, invisible, non greasy texture is adapted to Indian skin and weather.
9. Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA++++
This sunscreen contains a blend of sunscreen filters including Mexoryl SX and Mexoryl XL that extends protection to defend against the effects of long UVA rays. Its oil-free, fragrance-free, colorant-free, non-comedogenic formula soothes and clams the skin.
Price: Rs. 2400
10. Vichy Ideal Soleil SPF 50 Mattifying Face Fluid Dry Touch
This lightly scented sunscreen has a blotting effect. Its water-resistant texture offers a soft, dry-touch finish with no shine.