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How to protect your skin without the dreadful white cast?

by Conscious Chemist on June 14, 2023

The heat is just unbearable which makes it extremely crucial for us to protect our skin from the damaging effects of the sun as summer draws near and fully extends its claws. Any skincare regimen, thus, must ABSOLUTELY include sunscreen, but your friends might choose not to because they don't want to deal with the unwelcome "white cast" that some sunscreens leave behind. It is pale, frankly quite shabby, and just not a feel-good for anyone. Thankfully, several choices are available that will protect your skin without making you seem ghostly. Can’t wait to find out what they are so you can share with your friends as well? Stay tuned, and keep scrolling!

Some Necessary Trivia

Firstly, let’s understand what leads to this annoying white cast in the first place! Many of the UV radiation-reflecting or -absorbing chemicals used in sunscreens have the propensity to leave a white or gray-ish film on the skin. Physical sunscreens, which use minerals like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide to protect the skin, are particularly guilty of this, as you might have observed. Chemical sunscreens, on the other hand, work by absorbing UV radiation and converting it into heat, but they can also leave a white cast if they contain certain ingredients. 

Now comes the possibly world-changing question- how do you really prevent the white cast, exactly? Oh well, it’s quite simple actually. Be on the lookout for sunscreens that are promoted as being "clear" or "invisible." These products are made to be light and readily absorbed by the skin, leaving no traces behind. 

Favorite Chic Sunscreen

Conscious Chemist Invisible Sunscreen Matte Finish is a sunscreen with SPF30 PA++. It is an invisible, weightless, and fragrance-less formula that provides protection against UV rays for all skin types. It’s suitable for all skin types and offers a refreshing look that will keep you happy and on your feet all day long! What’s more, is that it leaves NO white cast or oil residue behind. It’s basically the answer to all of your concerns. 

If you’re one of those people who prefer buying sunscreens over BB creams or even foundation, Conscious Chemist Berry Bright Sunscreen, with its non-greasy formula that focuses on boosting your radiance, is what you’re looking for! Extremely pocket-friendly, this sunscreen with SPF 50 formulation contains blackberry extracts and niacinamide which protect your skin from the harsh sun while boosting your radiance!

Some How’s and Do’s

A very important way to go about it is to ensure you apply sunscreen in the right amount! Sunscreens frequently leave a white cast. Apply it in several thin coats, letting each one dry completely before adding the next, to ensure that you obtain complete coverage without any residue.

Instead of applying a conventional sunscreen, think about using a primer or moisturizer with SPF. These products can offer a comparable amount of sun protection without leaving any residue because they are frequently designed to be more lightweight and blendable. 

Last Trick Up Our Sleeves!

Think we’re done with our hacks? Not at all! We’ve one last suggestion for you- a gel-based formula! A gel sunscreen is easily the next best option and the final trick up your sleeves! These sunscreens tend to be lightweight and fast-absorbing, which also contains a piece of good news for you- they don't leave a greasy or sticky residue on the skin! Some of them also have anti-aging properties. This is especially important for those with acne-prone or oily skin, as heavy or greasy sunscreens can exacerbate these conditions. 

In addition, gel-based sunscreens often have a cooling or soothing effect on the skin, which can be especially beneficial during hot weather or after prolonged sun exposure. The gel texture can also be more comfortable to wear than traditional cream or lotion sunscreens, as it can feel more like a serum or moisturizer. 

They often provide a more even and sheer coverage than other formulations. This is because the gel texture spreads easily and evenly over the skin, without leaving any streaks or patches which can be quite a handful for those with darker skin tones, as it can be difficult to find a sunscreen that doesn't leave a white or grayish cast on the skin.

Best SPF Provider Out There!

Finally, gel-based sunscreens are often formulated with a higher water content than other types of sunscreen, which can make them more resistant to sweat and water. Stunned and impressed? So are we! It seems these are one of the best types of sunscreens available out there. This means they are a great option for those who plan to engage in outdoor activities or water sports, as they can provide reliable sun protection even in these challenging conditions! 

Conscious Chemist Hybrid Lightweight Gel Sunscreen with SPF50 PA++++ (the level of protection from UV rays offered by a sunscreen), is an all-rounder hybrid sunscreen, fitted with all of these benefits to ensure your skin receives the best treatment ever!! It leaves your skin hydrated and dewy, adding to its freshness. It is suitable for all skin types and fights visible signs of aging! Could it possibly get better than this? Yes! It offers you a ceramides skincare treatment that will protect your skin’s natural barrier!

To fully get rid of the white cast and find out what works best for you, it is highly recommended that you test out several formulas. Because each individual has a different type of skin, what works for one person might not work for another! But that’s okay- the journey to finding your ideal product can be a little taxing and even take a toll on you sometimes. Once you find what you have been looking for, you have a lifetime of healthy skin and nothing to worry about! It all works out in the end. Don't be scared to experiment. Keep trying, keep looking for new things, and keep prioritizing yourself because ultimately- that is what brings out the best in both you and your skin! 


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