I only wrote about powder sunscreen last week, and in as much as I love sunscreen, powder sunscreen for me is the ultimate beauty product that many women will really appreciate. This will apply especially to women who prefer to wear makeup, those who live in hotter countries and have found it a hassle to re-apply their sunscreen in the past. Because let’s face it, read the back of any sunscreen and all you hear is, re-apply through the day! I’m not sure how exactly you’re supposed to do this with full makeup on! But thank the beauty industry Gods, for coming up with the ingenious product called the powder sunscreen.
The one challenge I’ve come up against however, is that use of powder sunscreen hasn’t spread quiet as far as I would have thought! When I speak to other women, many have never even heard of it. I’m not sure if it also hasn’t caught on enough for more beauty brands to make it more readily available. I’ve personally only ever been able to buy it online, even in the UK. So now that I live in Botswana, it’s even harder to find. But it should be a lot easier for people in say America to get their hands on.
What’s To Love?
- Easy to apply
- Broad spectrum protection, SPF 30 and above
- Contains no chemicals
- Not messy
- Doesn’t sting the eyes as is the case with chemical versions
- Can easily be worn over or under makeup
- Usually easy to carry and convenient packaging
- Doesn’t cause breakouts
- Mops up oily patches
- Suits all skin tones
- Because you can get it in translucent shade, also suitable for men.
Because it’s not exactly cheap, you can use it on the face, the neck and décolletage area to help it go further and last you longer. For the rest of the body, you may want to use a regular natural/zinc sunscreen. The good news is that natural sunscreen is now becoming easier and easier to find in stores, compared to say 2-3 years ago.
Ingredients To Look Out For
- Zinc Oxide; the higher the content the better! *
- Titanium Oxide, the higher the content the better! *
- Iron Oxides *
- Rice Starch
*All these are the main ingredients that do the work of blocking out harmful UV rays and protecting your skin. In fact, I’d be very happy with a powder sunscreen that contained only those three and little else. The less ingredients that any product contains, the better for your skin!