Natural non-greasy sunscreens that can be worn under makeup

-Jul 24, Caroline Blight , Health -

Sunscreen is at total must if you want to keep your skin looking younger for longer and reduce your cancer risk. It also prevents sun damage which can cause pigmentation and changes in skin texture. And although it’s an unskippable step, should ideally be part of your skin prep routine all year round. 

The problem in the summer is it’s another layer to add to your routine and one which can leave your skin looking and feeling greasy or just weighed down by products. And while it will prevent the painful, angry effects of sunburn, for some the sunscreen itself is an irritant. In this case a non-chemical shield is helpful and less likely to cause a reaction while still providing cover. These usually contain either zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, or a mix of both, to provide the SPF.

Read on: Why you should use mineral sunscreen

You may have tried mineral based preparations in the past and found them to leave a ‘white’ sheen making them unsuitable for anywhere but the beach, but changes in technology have meant that the particles are usually smaller now, making them easier to apply and more easily absorbed.

REN Clean Screen Mineral SPF30 Mattifying Broad Spectrum Face Sunscreen

Not only is this sunscreen good for your skin, it’s also nature friendly as well! It has been made with special attention to omitting the suncream chemicals which have been linked to coral bleaching. It’s mattifying properties make it great for anyone who suffers from high shine when they are hot.

Avène Tinted Mineral Fluid SPF50+

If you need something with a really light texture and have sensitive skin then this is ideal. It’s lighter formulation means it feels easy to wear either on its own or with foundation where it won’t result in a ‘cakey’ finish.

Glossier Invisible Shield Daily Sunscreen

If you are not a fan of creams then this gel style sunscreen is perfect for you and could be applied instead of a serum in your usual routine. It’s clear and leaves no residue at all behind. This is because the UVA and UVB filters are actually held in microcapsuals. 

Jan Marini Antioxidant Physical Protectant SPF30

When you have oily skin the idea of adding another layer of cream to your skin is like signing up for a break-out! But it doesn’t have to be the case as this cream claims it’s microscopic sponges contained within the cream will control oil and leave a sheer, matte finish. 

Clinique Mineral Sunscreen Fluid for Face SPF50

The eye area is one which is frequently missed while applying sunscreen thanks to many traditional sun creams being thick, greasy and really painful if you get them in your eye! This one solves both those problems by being light enough to sweep around the eye and under eye area and also being especially suitable for those with sensitive skin.

Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Face Dry-Touch Sunscreen

Finding a sunscreen when you have eczema can be tough as some contain ingredients which can lead to flare ups. But this is the mineral sunscreen contains no fragrance, colouring or parabens, so is as delicate as it can be while offering great sun protection.

Murad City Skin Broad Spectrum SPF 50

If you would prefer to wear sunscreen over your foundation, rather than under it, this cream protects against UVA and UVB rays, infrared radiation, pollution and blue light from technology. 

Learn how to keep your skin safe in the sun with these fab tips and also why Lumity’s Skin Facial Nutrients Oil is the ultimate summer buy!

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