Every skincare routine should start with sunscreen. Sunscreens protect us from UV damage which causes premature aging and even cancers. Korean sunscreens are especially impressive products. Many combine cutting-edge skincare with UV blocking factors to create the ultimate sunscreen. Today I bring you the top Korean sunscreens of 2022!
Intro to Korean Sunscreens
The importance of sunscreen is undeniable and its use is essential even on cold or cloudy days. However, the spring and summer months deserve special attention, as the sun exposure is greater and more intense. During this time of year, it is essential to know how to use sunscreen correctly: apply a generous and sufficient layer all over the face and body and reapply after 3 or 4 hours to ensure protection during the period of sun exposure.
If you enjoy sunbathing and tanning it is best to limit exposure to before 10 am and after 3 pm, as radiation is less harmful to the skin during these times. Once you understand the need to use sunscreen, it is important to choose the product to be used well.
The skin of the face is different from the skin on the rest of your body. It has higher exposure, larger pores, and moves more than skin elsewhere. Our faces need a higher level of protection against UVA and UVB radiation.
Therefore, in Korea, it is common in Korea for the sunscreen used for the face to be different from sunscreen used for the body. As a person who loves to use Kbeauty products, I prepared a list of the best sunscreens for the face that will help your skin a lot during the Korean summer, check it out!
COSRX: Aloe Soothing Sun Cream
With a texture similar to a moisturizer, this sunscreen has ingredients like Aloe Vera Leaf Extract to help soothe and hydrate the skin.
Its light texture doesn’t seem to leave any heavy feeling on the face after application, even after generous application. This particular sunscreen leaves a light film of shine, which you should consider when applying it over your face cream.
The shine may be welcome for dryer skin types. However, if you are a bit more on the oily side this product may not be right for you, especially with the added shine from sweat in the summer.
IT’S SKIN: UV Layer Sun Stick CLEAR
This sunscreen has a chemical formula with strong UV protection. As a chemical sunscreen, it doesn’t leave a white cast after application. As a result, it is an especially great option for those with darker skin tones.
This product also incorporates moisturizing agents which aim to smooth the skin with a refreshing effect. Although it is more suitable for dry skin, it does not, however, leave an oily film after application. It’s Skin sunscreen leaves a completely transparent protective film, without the shine that usually comes with it. The size and application of this product make it ideal for travel and vacations.
AHC: Natural Perfection Double Shield Sun Stick Azul
The next on our list of the best Korean sunscreens of 2022 is another sunscreen that is known to provide strong UV protection as well as being multi-purpose.
This product aims to reduce fine lines on all skin types whine toning and soothing skin in harsh environments. I should mention that this product contains skin-lightening agents, which should be considered before applying it.
Missha: All-around Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel
With a refreshing effect gel texture, this solar filter from Missha, was developed based on water gel. It is one of the most innovative Korean sunscreens of 2022.
The gel formula guarantees less oiliness, quick adhesion, and even incredible hydration. All of which results in a soothing sensation that helps all skin types look even more beautiful during every season of the year. Plus, with the great adhesion of this product, it resists water and sweat and has great UVA protection no matter what activities you partake in.
Its recommended you use this product daily. And, it should be the last step of your morning skincare routine, before applying makeup.
The Korean summer has arrived and although the weather is more pleasant to take walks and travel, don’t neglect your skin. Make sure to protect yourself from harmful UV rays by using Korean sunscreens!
I have tried all of these sunscreens myself. After trying a lot of different Korean sunscreens, I have concluded that these are the best for not leaving the skin with an oily or heavy look after applying makeup. You can find all of them in any Olive Young store in Korea and the price range is between 8,000 won and 15,000 won. So, there’s no excuse not to take care of your skin this summer, huh? I hope you enjoyed the tip ♥
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