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How to use a moisturizer with your sunscreen?

on August 06, 2022

In this three-minute guide, we will quickly show you how to combine moisturizer and sunscreen in your everyday routine.

Best sunscreen for face


SAFESCREENs are high performance sunscreens mostly containing non-nano zinc oxide as the principal UV filter. As a general rule, mineral sunscreens are not as moisturizing as chemical sunscreens. This is because of the natural activity of mineral sunscreens, which act on the surface of the skin by scattering the light rather than by absorbing light as chemical sunscreens do.

Mineral Sunscreen vs Chemical Sunscreen

So you might need a moisturizer with your sunscreen, but this depends on the skin type. 

So the best way to get started on your SAFESCREEN® is to use it for the first 3 days, WITHOUT a moisturizer. Then assess the skin for dryness after cleansing off the sunscreen at bedtime. If there is no dryness, you can continue to use it without a moisturizer and reassess it after 4 more days, that is, at the end of 1 week. If you feel that your skin is comfortable, you can continue to use SAFESCREEN® without any moisturizer. You need to repeat the assessment again in the same way at 3 weeks, 6 weeks and 12 weeks. After this, you mostly know that you and your SAFESCREEN® have settled down well without a moisturizer. You can reassess at any time, though, depending on the conditions of your environment like weather changes, vacation and so on.

If you feel any dryness on day 3, you should consider adding on a moisturizer before you put on your sunscreen. The options are as below 👇

Skin Type  Type of the Moisturizer Moisturizer 
Acne-Prone Skin Light Avene Thermal Water Spray/Sebamed Clear Face Care Gel 
Acne-Prone Skin Medium OptiMIST™ WaterBody™
Acne-Prone Skin Deep Dermavive Dry Skin Créme

Normal to Dry Skin

- OptiMIST™ WaterBody™/ Dermavive Dry Skin Créme

The process is the same if you detect dryness at any point of your assessment.

Similarly, if you are going to be in very humid environments, you can skip the moisturizer as well for a few days and check to see if there is any dryness, and reintroduce the moisturizer thereon.

Also, you can try to alternate between SAFESCREEN® sunscreens for oily skin like Besant Sunscreen and Madras Marina Sunscreen (both are face sunscreens), and richer mineral sunscreens like Brigade Road Sunscreen or Charminar Sunscreen, or all the way to moisturizing sunscreens like Teesta, Munnar, SEASUN, or NEXGEN Sunscreen. You can use these top sunscreens in any order or any combination, either for sequential use or for sunscreen layering.

To learn more about the different protocols in which you can use these sunscreens, check out the blogs on skin care routine for dry skin, oily skin and combination to normal skin

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