How to Choose the Right Sunscreen

Sunscreen plays a crucial role in any skincare routine, especially when it comes to your skin’s protection from the harmful UV effects of the sun.

With numerous options available on the market, selecting the right sunscreen can be a daunting task. 

In this blog, we will delve into the world of sunscreens and provide you with valuable insights on how to choose the right sunscreen for your skin type.

Without further ado, let’s get started. 

Different Types of Sunscreen

Physical Sunscreens

Physical sunscreens, also known as mineral sunscreens, use natural minerals like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to create a physical barrier that reflects and scatters UV rays away from the skin.

 These sunscreens are effective immediately upon application and are less likely to cause skin irritation. Physical sunscreens are commonly used by individuals with sensitive skin.

Chemical Sunscreens

Chemical sunscreens work by absorbing UV rays and then converting them into heat, which is then released from the skin. 

 These sunscreens tend to be lighter in texture and may offer a more transparent finish. It's important to note that some chemical filters can potentially cause skin sensitivity in certain individuals.

Choose the Right Sunscreen By Considering These Factors

Sun Protection Factor (SPF)

Sun protection measures the ability of the sun to protect your skin from harmful UVB rays. 

The higher the SPF, the greater the level of protection they provide. 

For example, our Dewytree Urban Shade Cover And Fit Sunscreen comes with SPF 50+ Protection.

However, it's essential to reapply sunscreen every two hours, regardless of the SPF, for optimal coverage. 

You could also opt for a sunscreen stick for reapplication as they are well-known for their portability and convenience.

Broad-Spectrum Protection

When choosing a sunscreen, look for the label “broad spectrum”, as they offer protection against both UVA and UVB rays.

UVA rays can prematurely age the skin and contribute to the development of skin cancer, while UVB rays cause sunburn.

One such product that provides broad-spectrum protection is Dewytree Urban Shade Moisture Repair Sunscreen. Check it out now. 

Water Resistance

If you are planning to spend time in the water or engage in physical activities that cause sweating for a prolonged period, it is advisable to opt for a water-resistant sunscreen. 

Keep in mind that no sunscreen is entirely waterproof, so reapplication is still necessary after swimming or sweating.

Our Thank You Farmer Sun Project Light Sun Essence is an ideal example of a sunscreen with great water resistance.

Skin Type

There are different types of sunscreen available as per your skin type. You may have dry, oily, sensitive, acne-prone, or a combination of these skin types. 

For example, for those with oily skin, the sunscreen should be specific for oily skin.

Here are a few amazing Korean sunscreen for oily skin we offer at Skin Bae:

View Korean sunscreen for dry skin. 



For dry skin, the following sunscreens would be perfect: 



Before purchasing, check the ingredient list to identify any potential allergens or irritants.

Skin-friendly ingredients like antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide can provide added benefits while protecting your skin.


Consider the texture of the sunscreen. Some sunscreens have lightweight formulas that absorb quickly, while others may may richer textures that provide additional hydration. 

For example, our Dewytree Urban Shade Cool Calming Sun Stick has a non-greasy, clear and matte texture

Thank You Farmer Sun Project Water Sunscreen Cream, which is  a Vogue-approved lightweight and hydrating sunscreen, boasts a watery texture.

Thank You Farmer Safe Sun Fluid AGE 0880, as the name suggests, has a fluid texture. 

And, Dewytree Urban Shade Cover & Fit Sunscreen Cushion comes with a lotion-like texture.


Ease of Application

A sunscreen that is easy to apply and doesn't leave a white cast can encourage consistent use. Look for sunscreens that blend well into the skin.

Additional Features

Some sunscreens offer additional features such as tinted formulas, which can act as makeup primers, or formulas with added skincare benefits like hydration or anti-ageing properties.

Why Choose Korean Sunscreen?

Korean sunscreens have gained a notable upper hand over the rest of the market due to their innovative formulations and commitment to skincare excellence. Here are their key highlights:

  • Advanced Formulas
  • Lightweight Texture
  • High SPF and PA Ratings
  • Broad-Spectrum Protection
  • Cosmetically Elegant
  • Skin-first Approach
  • Minimal White Cast
  • Innovations like Water-Resistant Formulas
  • Sensory Experience


Choosing the right sunscreen is a crucial step in safeguarding your skin's health and maintaining a youthful appearance. 

By considering factors such as SPF, broad-spectrum protection, water resistance, and your specific skin type, you can make an informed choice on how to choose a sunscreen that aligns with your skincare needs. So, bear these in your mind when choosing sunscreen.

Wait! If you are someone who wants to follow Korean skincare routine, feel free to check the range of Korean Sunscreen at Skin Bae from reputed Korean brands.  


Also Read: Best Korean Toners for Oily Skin