10 best sunscreen to prevent Melasma and dark skins

10 best sunscreen to prevent Melasma and dark skins for Indians, Asians and Africans

In hot and tropical country like India which is full of pollution and hot sun in the summers sun blocks ( SUNSCREENS!! ) are a necessity. The best SPF for Indian skin in SPF 30 to SPF 50 depends upon area and intensity of sun light.Melasma is a big problems specially in girls and sunlight plays a major roles to begin melasma over any kind of skins(specially over the face and it cause low confidence and also after melasma mostly girls avoid to go in public). And in Indian culture It is extremely required to keep girls face clean and beautiful because a girl with spot and dark faces(due to melasma) are suffering very much to get right partner for marry(I personally saw several cases in my relatives and friend circle).Here I have listed 10 best sunscreen to prevent Melasma so just read and choose best for you.
Also see Best cure of melasma
These days’ Indian cities are getting hotter day by day, in every new summer temperature and sun lights are increasing. So prevention of face is necessary for girls and best way is by applying a best sunscreen to prevent Melasma and closing face with cotton cloths.

Some things we should know about using the sunscreen:
  • There is this very common mistake Indian girls tend to make –they miss out on sunscreen on rainy days (when intensity of sun rays though less in not absent) and in winters (when the sun is actually nearer to the earth).
  • SPF (sun protection factor) role – if your sun screen is SPF20 that means your skin, which would burn in the sun after 10 minutes, is protected for 200 minutes.
  • It is not recommendable to use SPF of around 75 since scientifically SPF 30 already blocks 97% of UVB rays.
  • Always apply sunscreen 15-20mins before getting into sunlight.

Now back to the point, here are the 10 best sunscreen to prevent Melasma available in Indian market:

1.Lotus 3 in 1 Matte Lock Daily Sunblock SPF 40


I personally recommend it for girls leaving in India, I am using this cream since 2 years and found a great result.I can say that is is the best sunscreen to prevent Melasma. This is suitable for all type of skins and best part of it is that it also improves skin glow and keeps it oil free and soft. It is available in various SPF level so buy from SPF 40 to 60 if you are living in India. It gives the skin the feel of silica primer, lasts long, is sweat free, and has a mild fragrance. It is “the perfect” sunscreen for any type of skin so oily skinned people shouldn’t hesitate in purchasing it.

Key Features of Lotus Herbals Safe Sun 3 In 1 Matte Look Daily Sunblock - SPF 40 PA+++

1.Ensures a Shine-free, Light and Clean Feel

2.Skin Lightening

3.Combines Broad-spectrum UVA and UVB

4.Fast Absorption

5.Non-greasy

6.Mattifying

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2.Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Drytouch Sunblock

Neutrogena gives you nothing but the best when it comes to sun protection with this Ultra Sheer Sunblock that provides your delicate skin complete protection from the harmful sunrays. Dermatologist-tested formula: Tested and found perfect for use on normal and combination skin type.It is also a best sunscreen to prevent Melasma.

It is as light as a hydrator (you don’t feel it on your skin), oil free, water proof and sweat free so it is not easily rubbed off and has a light fresh scent.

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3.VLCC Matte Look Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 with Pineapple Extracts

This is again for all skin types (oily skinned girls it’s a good to go for it). Non greasy effect rocks (though it does not give the matte effect). Shield your skin the organic and safe way with the VLCC Matte Look Sunscreen Lotion - SPF 30 that is suitable for women as well as men. This Matte Look Sunscreen is formulated using natural ingredients and can therefore be used on all skin types. The unique non-sticky lotion gets easily absorbed by your skin and ensures that it looks matte after use.

Some of the nourishing ingredients in this VLCC Sunscreen lotion include Almond Oil, Turmeric Extract, Pineapple Extract and Cucumber Extract. These natural extracts nourish your skin and keep it soft and supple while the SPF 30 provides complete protection from the UVA and UVB rays of the sun. Keep your skin protected from the sun and flaunt that healthy glow when you step out with this Matte Look Sunscreen Lotion.It is also a best sunscreen to prevent Melasma.

Directions for Use

Liberally apply this Sunscreen Lotion on your face and neck before sun exposure.

Reapply frequently especially when your skin is exposed for long to the sun.

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4.Ansolar Daily use Gel-cream SPF30

It is safe for oily skinned girls. Its light weight, water resistant and yes! sweat free.

5.VLCC sweat free SPF 40

It’s not actually that sweat free but it is quite a good sunscreen for dry skin because it is bit greasy (which does not compliment oily skin). This Unisex lotion can be used by all skin types.

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7.Lacto Calamine Sun Shield Daily Use Sunscreen – Oily to Normal Skin Variant SPF30

Lacto calamine though has been the aid to many helpless acne prone girl over all these years but this time it came as a disappointment to the oily skin (makes oily skin sweat profusely). But it is boon for normal to dry skin with lemon extracts to control oiliness.

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7.Sebamed Sun Care 50+ Very High Multi Protect Sun Lotion

This is costly (RS 1000 for 100 GRM) but one of the most popular non-sticky sunscreen for sensitive, dry and normal skin. It is light, water and sweat resistant. Its greasy effect is not for oily skin as it does not mattify it well. It shows very good result over all kind of skin and it is also a best sunscreen to prevent Melasma.

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8.Aroma Magic Aloe Vera Sun Screen Gel SPF20

It is also a good product for skin and freeof oxybenzone, paraben, harsh chemicals, alcohol and artificial fragrance. It creates a physical barrier between skin and the sun. It is non greasy, skin friendly and enriched with wheatgerm, avocado and grape seed oils.

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9.Proactive Daily Protection plus Sunscreen SPF 30

This is again costly but effective for all skin type.

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10.Banana Boat Ultra Protect SPF 30 Sunscreen Lotion

This one is pretty good for dry to normal skin. It is water resistant and lasts for a decently good time. Also it feels light on the skin and suitable for all skin kind but for oily skin it takes a bit of time to get absorbed in the skin and at times might feel greasy.

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Above are my short listed items and best sunscreen to prevent Melasma.But you may also find some other which are more suitable for you. But sunscreen mentioned at #1,#2 and #3 rank are really good and cost effective too, I tried those for my skin and found very much satisfactory result.



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