Troubleshooting Common Issues For New Mineral Sunscreen Users

15 July 2022
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Mineral sunscreen has a lot of benefits. It often offers a really high SPF. It's free from harsh chemical ingredients that may irritate or age your skin, and it is good for the environment. However, some people do run into some difficulties when they first start using mineral sunscreen. These problems are not hard to solve or address, but you do have to know how to solve or address them! Keep reading to learn how.

Problem: Your skin looks white and powdery after applying the sunscreen.

Solution: The minerals in mineral sunscreen are meant to sit on top of your skin, so nothing too unusual is going on here. However, there are things you can do to make the white, powdery look less obvious. First, use a bit less sunscreen. If the white powder is that apparent, you're probably using too much. Second, try massaging the sunscreen into your skin a bit more when you apply it. This will ensure it is evenly distributed so you don't get white patches.

Problem: Your skin feels dry after applying the sunscreen.

The minerals in the sunscreen can be a little drying. They may suck some of the moisture out of your skin, making it feel dry. The easiest way to correct this is to apply moisturizer just before you apply sunscreen. Use a little more moisturizer than you normally would. Give it a few minutes to penetrate your skin before you then apply the sunscreen. You may also want to switch to a more intensive moisturizer at night to compensate for the drying effect of the mineral sunscreen during the day.

Problem: You're getting sunburn by the end of the day.

If you are getting sunburned even after applying mineral sunscreen, then you may need to reapply it partway through the day. Mineral sunscreens typically only last a few hours. Exactly how long yours lasts will depend on the formula, so check the label to be sure. For example, a label may advise that you re-apply sunscreen around every four or six hours, but some last longer than this. Follow the reapplication instructions, and you should no longer sunburn.

The great thing about mineral sunscreen is any problems you have with it — like those listed above — are easy to solve. Once you work out the kinks, you'll likely find you love this kind of sunscreen and the protection that it offers.

If you're looking for mineral antioxidant sunscreen SPF 50+, visit a hair and skin care supplier in your area.