How To Remove Zinc Sunscreen From Face?

Tips To Remove Zinc Sunscreen

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Who doesn’t know the benefits of wearing a good sunscreen every day? 

A lightweight non-greasy thin sunscreen is everybody’s dream sun protection product. While majority of people look up for a guide to how to apply sunscreen, a very few know the tips to remove it. Now know how to remove your sunscreen the right way and keep your skin healthy. 

These days, zinc-based tinted sunscreens have become increasingly popular because of their incredible photoprotective potential along with sheer coverage properties. Zinc-based sunscreens are great for all skin types including acne-prone and sensitive skin types. The best part is such sunscreens blend easily into your skin and stay intact even on humid days. However, owing to their water-resistant and sweat-resistant properties, zinc does not wash off easily from the face. Well, if you are wondering how to remove zinc completely from your face. We have very easy and quick ways to wash sunscreen off your face.

Tips to remove zinc sunscreen
Easy Tips to Remove Zinc Sunscreen from your Face

Unlike chemical sunscreens, physical sunscreens or say more commonly called mineral sunscreens are a little difficult to get off. Why?

  • Physical sunscreen filters like zinc oxide sit on the surface of your skin without penetrating deeper into the skin and reflect the UV rays. 
  • Since zinc oxide forms a protective barrier on your skin, so it does not easily get removed with simple water and face cleanser. 

 However, regular application of zinc (mineral) sunscreens is a great choice for all skin types, including sensitive and acne-prone skin.


The right tip - 

Skin care experts explain that double cleansing is a good way to remove zinc sunscreen from your face. This method involves using an oil-based cleanser first, to help dissolve any makeup, sunscreen, and impurities that may be sitting on the surface of your skin. 

  • Use oil based cleanser
Apply an oil-based cleanser on your damp face and massage it in circular motions for at least one minute. Oil based cleanser give a thorough cleansing by removing dead skin, makeup, dirt  and even waterproof makeup. 
  • Use water based cleanser

Next, it is followed by a second water-based and sulphate free cleanser, to give your pores a deep and thorough cleanse. Choose a face cleanser for acne-prone skin types that has anti-acne ingredients. For dry and normal skin types, AHAs (Alpha hydroxy acid) based face cleansers are considered good. 

After double cleansing, what next ?
  • At the end of the day, a good night skin care routine helps to make your skin free from debris, dirt, and makeup residues. It also prevents the accumulation of any impurities into the deeper layers of your skin. Follow these easy tips to achieve the glowing and fabulous skin of your dreams.

Removing the zinc sunscreen is not a difficult task but not slathering sunscreen can make you prone to fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. A research study published in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology (JCAD) has demonstrated the efficacy of mineral filters like zinc oxide to reduce the risk of premature aging of the skin. Many other research studies have also claimed that zinc-based sunscreens have negligible harm to your skin




You should always consider using sunscreen having SPF 30 or higher on your skin before exposure to sunlight. Spread it over your skin for about 15 to 30 minutes before going outside. 

Whether it's your sunscreen or makeup products, it needs to be removed at the end of the day.


Shockingly, many sunscreens contain harmful chemicals that can lead to skin allergies, poor skin health, and marine toxicity. A research study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology has reported the considerable concentrations of oxybenzone in human and water bodies. Oxybenzone is a chemical sunscreen filter that is used in the formulation of sunscreens to protect the skin from damaging effects on UV rays. Dermatologists and skin care experts advise avoiding the use of products containing oxybenzone and phthalates.


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