This depends on each individual, but there are some guidelines to follow when determining what type of mineral sunscreen is best for you.
First, what’s your skin type? Remember that the best powder sunscreens sit on top of the skin, so they’re very good for people who have oily skin or are prone to acne.
But if your skin is dry, you’ll want to look for finer powders that contain some form of hydrating ingredient, so the application doesn’t look overly heavy.
You’ll also probably want to look for a powder SPF 30 or higher to adequately protect your skin from the sun. Also, remember that the best powder sunscreens contain the two ingredients we mentioned before – titanium dioxide and zinc oxide – as they tend to be less irritating to your skin.
Finally, as with any other sunscreen, you’re going to want to reapply the product every two or three hours to ensure that you’re adequately protected. The best powder SPF sunscreens are effective, but it’s important to note that they’re not water resistant for long periods of time.
So if you’ve taken a dip in the pool or the ocean, you’ll want to reapply once you’ve returned to your chair or to your towel on the beach. Just remember – powder SPF 30 or higher.