Are you skipping on sunscreen to avoid that ashy look due to the white cast?
If yes, let’s get this problem solved here. Sunscreen never fails to protect your skin under any weather! But not applying sunscreen at all to avoid white cast is like turning a blind eye to the problem. We know that white cast makes your skin appear pasty and ashy post-application. Read the tips below and upgrade your sunscreen, it’s time to move on from the white cast to get a porcelain finish!
Top 5 tips to avoid white cast of sunscreen
1. Consider a chemical sunscreen with low penetration filters
Chemical sunscreens are a good choice to avoid white caste. These formulas sink into the skin to absorb the UV rays and release them in the form of heat. Unlike physical sunscreens, chemical sunscreens are thinner in consistency, therefore, spread more easily on the surface, leaving skin smooth and soft.
Before buying chemical sunscreen it is important to read labels carefully. Many chemical sunscreen formulas use high penetration sunscreen filters and other harmful ingredients like PABA and Oxybenzone which increase the chance of irritation, clogged pores, and breakouts.
For daily use, look for chemical sunscreen that combines the low penetrations filters, good SPF value (50), and broad-spectrum properties.
2. Try a tinted sunscreen that promises to give a sheer finish
Tinted sunscreens are mainly mineral-based sunscreens. They blend into all skin tones to provide light and sheer coverage without leaving any white cast residues. Tinted sunscreens are formulated using mineral filters which form an invisible layer on the skin surface and reflect the UV rays.
Zinc dioxides and iron oxides are the two key ingredients present in these sunscreens. Iron oxide added to tinted sunscreens gives a nice tint and good protection from High Energy Visible (HEV light). Tinted sunscreens are generally suitable for all skin types including sensitive and acne-prone skin types.
3. Improve product application
You don’t just choose a product, you choose ingredients, you choose the brand, then why miss out on the right application of the product? If you are someone who is in the habit of rubbing or slathering it all over then it is time for you to reconsider your skincare habits. Rubbing sunscreen on your face can make your skin appear extremely ashy and pasty.
4. Let the product settle in your skin first
Allowing the product to settle in your skin before progressing to the next step is very necessary, irrespective of the product you are using. Doing so gives your sunscreen time to work and settle in your skin without giving any white cast. Furthermore, this method helps in protecting your skin from any impending damage or inflammations.
Sunscreen needs to be applied 20 to 30 minutes before exposing the skin to sunlight.
5. Go for a foundation with an SPF formula
Wearing sunscreen every day is the most crucial step toward protecting your skin from the harmful rays of the sun. Many times, adding an extra layer of sunscreen along with makeup can leave a white cast and give your face a cakey look.
With the foundations formulated with SPF, you can reap the benefits of sun protection and even complexion from a single application. Although, your makeup product won't be able to keep your skin sun-safe if it has SPF below 30. As per experts, you should consider a product with a minimum of SPF 30 or higher.
Excessive sun exposure can lead to wrinkles, fine lines, dullness, hyperpigmentation, and much more. So, wearing sunscreen is an important part of your skincare routine. However, that chalky look due to the white cast can make some people avoid SPF in their daily skin regimen. But that should not be an excuse to compromise your skin health. Apply sunscreen every day and save your skin from aging prematurely.