Sunscreen Recipes

Homemade Sunscreen Lotion for Oily Skin

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Looking for a homemade sunscreen lotion that won’t leave your oily skin feeling greasy? Try this easy recipe that uses natural ingredients like coconut oil and zinc oxide to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.

Homemade Sunscreen Lotion for Oily Skin

Homemade Sunscreen Lotion for Oily Skin

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Oily skin can be a challenge when it comes to finding the right sunscreen. Many commercial sunscreens can leave a greasy residue, making your skin look and feel even more oily. But, you don't have to settle for a product that doesn't work for your skin type. With this homemade sunscreen lotion recipe, you can create a sunscreen that is tailored to your oily skin. This recipe uses natural ingredients like coconut oil and zinc oxide to provide protection from the sun's harmful rays without leaving your skin feeling greasy.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cooling time 1 hour
Course Skin Care
Servings 5 oz

Equipment

  • Small glass jar or container
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Whisk or spoon

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons zinc oxide powder
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
  • 1 teaspoon almond oil
  • 10 drops of essential oil (optional)

Instructions
 

  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the coconut oil and zinc oxide powder.
  • Mix well until the zinc oxide is fully incorporated into the coconut oil.
  • Add in the vitamin E oil, almond oil, and essential oil (if using). Mix well.
  • Pour the mixture into a small glass jar or container.
  • Pour the mixture into a small glass jar or container.

Notes

  • This homemade sunscreen lotion has a shelf life of about 6 months.
  • Be sure to use a non-nano zinc oxide powder, as nano zinc oxide can be harmful to the skin.
  • The essential oil is added for fragrance, but is not necessary.
 

How to Use

 
  1. Apply a small amount of the homemade sunscreen lotion to your face and body before going out in the sun.
  2. Reapply every 2 hours, or after swimming or sweating.
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FAQs

What is sunscreen lotion?

Sunscreen lotion is a skincare product that is used to protect the skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. It typically contains ingredients like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide that act as a physical barrier to block the sun’s rays.

How often should I apply sunscreen lotion?

It is recommended to reapply sunscreen every 2 hours, or after swimming or sweating.

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Is it necessary to use sunscreen lotion on cloudy days?

Yes, it is still important to use sunscreen on cloudy days. Up to 80% of the sun’s UV rays can still penetrate through clouds.

What is the difference between SPF 30 and SPF 50 sunscreen lotion?

SPF (sun protection factor) is a measure of how well a sunscreen will protect your skin from UVB rays, the type of rays that cause sunburn. An SPF 30 sunscreen will filter out 97% of UVB rays, while an SPF 50 sunscreen will filter out 98% of UVB rays.

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Can I use sunscreen lotion on my face and body?

Yes, sunscreen lotion can be used on both the face and body. However, some sunscreens may be formulated specifically for the face and may be more gentle on the skin.

Can I use sunscreen lotion on my children?

Yes, it is safe to use sunscreen lotion on children, but be sure to choose a sunscreen that is specifically formulated for children and has a lower SPF. Also, make sure to avoid applying sunscreen to areas of the skin that are not exposed to the sun, such as the eyes and mouth.

What are the best ingredients to look for in a sunscreen lotion for oily skin?

For oily skin, it is best to look for sunscreen lotions that contain ingredients like zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, or mattifying agents like silica. These ingredients will provide sun protection without leaving a greasy residue on the skin. Avoid sunscreens that contain heavy oils or pore-clogging ingredients.