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Homemade Sunscreen for Oily Skin with SPF - DIY Recipes

If there's one thing skincare experts would tell you before going outside in sun, it's to wear sunscreen. We are continually exposing our skin to sun and ultra-violet rays, which can result in serious and sometimes irreversible damage. If you have an oily complexion, you'll want to use a mattifying, non-pore-clogging sunscreen that not only protects your skin from damaging UVA and UVB radiation, but also prevents an oil slick. Scroll down to find out how you can  make a homemade sunscreen for oily skin that will not leave your skin feeling even more oily.

Homemade Sunscreen for Oily Skin

Is Sunscreen Good for Acne?

Acne medications like retinol can make your skin sun sensitive. Acne sufferers are at risk of developing post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Sun exposure can aggravate this and increase the likelihood of the pigment lasting considerably longer than it would otherwise. This would mean that you stay tanned for longer. This is why you shouldn't avoid sunscreen because you fear that it will trigger an outbreak. Instead, make the right choice and opt for a homemade sunscreen for oily skin that uses acne-friendly components.

Is SPF Sunscreen Good?

Yes. SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. It is highly effective against sun damage. If your skin generally burns after 10 minutes in the sun, an SPF 15 sunscreen would allow you to stay in the sun for about 150 minutes without burning (a factor of 15 times longer). Experts recommend using a minimum SPF of 15 sunscreen, using the right amount (2mg/cm2 of skin), and reapplying every two hours for the optimum protection.

Benefits of Homemade Sunscreen for Oily Skin

The sun's damaging UV rays not only produce tanning but also cause skin cell destruction. SPF 15, 30, and 45 creams abound in the market, and you use them rigorously. However, these lotions contain some toxic compounds that are also detrimental to skin. As a result, many people find skin protection during summer to be a laborious effort. But, homemade sunscreens for oily skin can provide a solution to all of these skin problems. Read on to find out more.

Benefits of Homemade Sunscreen for Oily Skin
  • Sebum Controller: Homemade sunscreen compositions have fewer emollients and are lighter, water-based formulations that protect skin without leaving behind any heavy textures. Another aspect of homemade sunscreens that makes them ideal for oily skin is their ability to absorb moisture. They don't cause an overabundance of oil production. It aids in maintenance of healthy balance of natural skin oils as well as moisturization of the skin.

  • Non-Irritant: Since homemade sunscreens are water-based, they do not stick to the skin after application. This increases the aesthetics and beauty of your face Furthermore, this function of sunscreen delivers extreme happiness during the summer. Homemade sunscreens for oily skin provide a long- lasting non-sticky soothing action that soothes skin without irritating it.

  • Dispense Adequate Hydration: Using a homemade sunscreen for oily skin is a  great way to nourish your skin without having to use a moisturizer. Homemade sunscreens give deep hydration and leave your skin looking fresh and young while also safeguarding the skin's natural oils. These lotions can also be used as makeup bases and primers, extending the life of your makeup.
  • Avoid Broken Blood Vessels: Using sunscreen will always be the best skincare advice, but it doesn't make it any less important. UV radiation weakens capillary walls, thus using a good homemade sunscreen can potentially prevent the development of some damaged capillaries. Diy sunscreen protects the skin's blood vessel function from harmful ultraviolet radiation (UVR) by preventing blood vessel dilation.
  • Reduce the Signs of Aging: UV rays can develop fine lines and spots on your skin, which is why, regardless of the season, using sunscreen is essential. Several studies have found that persons who use sunscreen as part of their skincare routine exhibit fewer indications of ageing. While an SPF 60 sunscreen is recommended in the summer, an SPF 30 sunscreen should suffice in the winter.

Recipes of homemade sunscreen for oily skin

While store-bought sunscreens are most practical option, there are natural alternatives, homemade sunscreens, that may be made with readily available components. Many natural substances have anti-oxidant characteristics that help you stay safe from the sun. One of them is sandalwood. Sesame seed oil, sunflower oil, coconut oil, saffron, jojoba oil, shea butter, and vitamin E oil are among the others. Read on to find out how you can make your very own homemade sunscreen for oily skin.

Aloe Vera Sunscreen DIY Lotion with SPF for Oily Skin

Aloe Vera Sunscreen DIY Lotion with SPF for Oily Skin

    This homemade sunscreen for oily skin features Aloe Vera. It is a gel-based sunscreen that contains Vitamins B5, E, and C, as well as providing natural sun protection and preventing apparent symptoms of ageing. It clears acne and calms the skin. It moisturizes, lightens scars, and protects against sun.

    Ingredients:

    Recipe:

    • In a jar, combine the coconut oil, walnut oil, and shea butter. Heat the container to ensure that the shea butter absorbs the other oils and melts evenly.
    • Remove it from the heat after two to three minutes and set it aside to cool for 10 to 15 minutes.
    • Once the mixture has cooled, carefully stir in the aloe vera gel and then the zinc oxide. 
    • You want a smooth, gel like consistency which glides over the skin smoothly and leaves no residue. It may be harsh at first, but after applied, it will slightly melt into the skin.

    How to use: Apply onto skin every day before stepping out into the sun.

    Aloe vera gel & Sunflower Oil Sunscreen Recipe for Oily Skin

    Aloe vera gel & Sunflower Oil Sunscreen Recipe for Oily Skin

      Aloe Vera is high in antioxidants and has a soothing and moisturizing impact on the skin. It protects the skin from UV radiation and sunburns. Sunflower oil's vitamin E, beta-carotene, and antioxidants protect the skin from sun damage while also reducing sun sensitivity.

      Ingredients:

      • 50ml mineral water
      • 12tbsp sunflower oil
      • 1tsp pure glycerine or aloe vera gel
      • 3 to 4 tsp zinc oxide

      Recipe: 

      • Mix 1 tsp pure glycerine or aloe vera gel, 12 tsp sunflower oil, 50 mL mineral water. To prepare a lotion, combine all ingredients and add 3 to 4 teaspoons zinc oxide. 3 teaspoons of zinc oxide will give SPF if the total volume is 60ml.

      How to use: Apply this Diy sunscreen onto skin every day before stepping out into the sun.

      Homemade Coconut Oil & Sesame Seed Oil Sunscreen for Oily Skin

      Homemade Coconut Oil & Sesame Seed Oil Sunscreen for Oily Skin

        Coconut oil homemade sunscreen is the most effective natural sunscreen. It's high in antioxidants, which protect skin from UV damage. Antibacterial properties of pure sesame oil protect skin from dangerous germs.

        Ingredients:

        • 2 tbsp coconut oil
        • 2 tbsp sesame oil
        • 2 tbsp sunflower oil

        Recipe:

        • To blend these oils well, combine all three oils in a bowl and double boil in a skillet filled with water. Allow to cool before applying this natural sunscreen to your face.

        How to use: Apply onto skin every day before stepping out into the sun.

        DIY Beeswax & Coconut Oil Sunscreen Bars for Oily Skin

        DIY Beeswax & Coconut Oil Sunscreen Bars for Oily Skin

          Coconut oil, when combined with other ingredients such as beeswax in sunscreens, can successfully protect against skin disorders as well as fatal skin malignancies such as Melanoma. Many cosmetic companies have also started mixing coconut oil with other substances that give adequate UVA/UVB protection. 

          Ingredients:

          Recipe:

          • Melt the coconut oil, beeswax, and Shea butter together in the microwave or in a double boiler. 
          • Stir the ingredients until they are totally melted and smooth. Remove from the flame and stir in the zinc oxide carefully. 
          • If you're using optional essential oils or vitamin E, add these now and whisk until well combined. 
          • Pour the mixture into the molds once it has been thoroughly combined. Muffin tins made of silicon work wonderfully. 
          • Allow time for the mixture to cool and harden before removing it from the molds. 
          • Place them in the freezer for 10 to 20 minutes to expedite the process.

          How to use: Apply onto skin every day before stepping out into the sun.

          Is homemade sunscreen for oily skin safe?

          Yes, absolutely! Natural sunscreens are products or component blends that do not contain a chemical sun protection filter. Parabens, oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate, and octinoxate are frequently absent. To cover the skin and deflect UV rays off the dermal layers, most natural humanmade sunscreen for oily skin contains active compounds from plants. Minerals such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, rather than chemicals, are commonly used as active components.

          Conclusion

          While sun protection is necessary when we know we'll be spending the day in the sun, UVA and UVB radiation enter the skin and cause premature skin ageing, eye damage (including cataracts), and skin cancer. Using the homemade sunscreen for all skin types is of utmost importance.

          For people with oily, it becomes even more of a challenge to choose the right sunscreen. While store-bought sunscreens do protect against the sun's damaging rays, they're frequently loaded with chemicals. This is why we recommend a these basic DIYs that are both excellent for your skin and quick to make.

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