Questions

Sunscreen Peeling Off Skin Instead of Applying Smoothly

Question: Hello, I hope you can help me. I feel like no one knows what I'm talking about. I have tried 3 products now and all have strangely resulted in the same thing. I apply sunscreen on my clean, dry, product free face....and it doesn't stick to my skin. It starts to peel/ball away from my face. All I'm doing is applying it to my face - as one would when applying moisturizer, for example - and it's just coming off my face. I've never had this happen with moisturizer. My skin is not peeling, or irritated, flaky or dry. I have a slight t-zone, my cheeks are normal. This has happened with 3 products now - 2 Neutrogena products, Ultimate Sport in 45 SPF and Sensitive Skin in 60 SPF, and Vichy's Capital Soleil in 45 SPF. Please tell me what is causing this! I am fair skinned and need a high SPF product. Thank you so much.
Answer:

It could be in the way that you are applying your sunscreen. What you might want to try is patting the product onto your face instead of rubbing it in. Apply the product to your finger tips and press into your face gently. This way you are not rolling.It’s also nice to have a bit of moisture on your skin first to help with the spreading of your sunscreen, so apply after your moisturizer or a moisturizing serum.Supergoop!’s Unseen Sunscreen could be a nice lighter sunscreen for you to try.I hhope this helps, have a nice day! Cyndee, Dermstore Esthetician