5 Pro Tips To Avoid The White Cast Of Sunscreen

5 Pro Tips To Avoid The White Cast Of Sunscreen

Sunscreen never fails to protect your skin under any weather! However, the nagging whitish layer that some sunscreens leave on your skin makes many to sidestep this crucial step from their regimen.  

This white cast refers to the products that leave behind a white layer on your skin, hence making it appear pasty and ashy post-application. 

We understand that textured look might turn your face unnaturally white and also dwindles your overall appearance. But how wise is it to compromise your skin's health just to avoid that whitish layer? Try to upgrade your sunscreen with the below-given tips and move on from the white cast to get a perfect 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.

However, 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 give 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

If you are someone who is in the habit of rubbing sunscreen over your skin 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. 

Instead of this, many skin care specialists recommend gently dabbing and patting the sunscreen on your skin. Doing so will help the sunscreen penetrate your skin without making it appear pasty.

Furthermore, the amount of product you apply also counts. Consider starting the application with a pea-sized amount of sunscreen and gradually build it up according to your needs. 

4. Let the product settle in your skin first

Allowing the product to settle in your skin before progressing to the next step is imperative, 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.

Apart from this, the other important aspect to consider is that the sunscreen needs to be applied 20 to 30 minutes before exposing skin in sunlight. 

5. Go for a foundation with SPF formula

Wearing sunscreen every day is the most crucial step towards 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.

Final thought 

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. 

Are you looking for what kind of sunscreen is most suitable for your skin type or how much you should be using? Check out our sunscreen range

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