No, it is not enough to choose a sunscreen at random in perfumery: sunscreen is chosen based on the texture, skin type and characteristics of your skin
Let's dispel a myth right away: sunscreen doesn't mean not getting tanned, quite the opposite. The years in which the sunscreens bleached and were difficult to apply are now over, today there are specific products, real treatments capable of sublimating the tan and keeping it longer.
Using a sunscreen with adequate protection does not just mean getting tanned, it means doing it well: there is no risk of getting burned, of seeing the skin peeling off after a few days, no spots and tanning has time to develop, thus lasting longer over time .
Not only that: the sunscreen products currently on the market contain a whole series of active ingredients and antioxidant, moisturizing and soothing ingredients, which fight free radicals and the harmful effects of the sun's rays, not to mention protection from much more serious diseases. But if the idea of a skin disease always seems far away, provided it is real, perhaps knowing that the sun is one of the factors that makes the skin age the most will convince you. What good is it to spend money on face creams and serums if you don't protect yourself from the sun, negating any result?
What then, it must be said, the creams with SPF do not protect from the sun 100%, that's why you tan anyway. We tan gradually, without redening and stressing the skin, but the results achieved will still be the same, only that the tan will remain on the body longer.
How to choose a solar based on the texture
When choosing a sunscreen it is important that the protection from UVB rays, the main ones responsible for sunburn, burns and erythema, and UVA, which instead penetrate more deeply, is specified. The latter are the same as the solar lamps, which however emit doses up to 12 times higher than the sun's rays and are more implicated in the formation of wrinkles, skin aging, blemishes and diseases such as melanoma.
Another important feature in the choice is to opt for a solar whose texture is to our liking. There are really many different types of formulation, from a tactile point of view but also dedicated to various types of skin.
Solar milk is the most classic product, it is a fluid emulsion that absorbs quickly and is suitable for practically all types of skin. They leave no white residue and there are anti-sand versions, to prevent it from sticking to the skin, with an unpleasant sensation.
For very dry skin, or for legs that usually struggle to tan, oil is indicated. Don't worry, the oils currently on the market are mostly dry, so they do not leave a greasy sensation on the skin. Inside, then, they often contain active ingredients that help tanning and exist both with low, but also high protection.
More comfortable and perfect to convince even those who never use sunscreen are the sprays, which spray on the body and are also excellent for the back of the body. Be careful though, because they release less product and you need to be careful to spray it everywhere, without forgetting any areas. In addition, a more frequent application is recommended.
Finally, the sticks and creams are more suitable for the face or very sensitive areas. The former are perfect for the nose, lips, tattoos, moles and spots, because they are more full-bodied, in fact they leave a whitish patina. The creams are excellent for the face, because they help keep the skin hydrated, but there are now also versions for oily, combination or impure skin.
How to choose a sunscreen suitable for your complexion
The other criterion for choosing a sunscreen is to evaluate your skin, to know your skin type. The higher the protection factor, the more it will be protected and consequently the lighter the skin, the higher the protection factor must be. Usually solar panels are divided into low protection (from 6 to 10), medium protection (from 10 to 30) and high protection (from 30 to 50+).
Very light skins, which burn easily and redden will have to prefer a very high protection, then maybe go down to a high one. Medium-light skins can start with a high protection and then move on to a medium one but, in principle, it would be better not to go below a protection 15, even for dark and very dark skins. It is true that sunburns and burns are less at risk, but the risk of melanomas is still possible, even for those with a lot of melanin.