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Ultimate Guide to Gel Sunscreens: Everything You Need to Know

By Shrudi Shyam

Have you ever felt a greasy and heavy sensation on your skin after applying your daily sunscreens? If yes, then you are probably using the wrong or unsuitable sunscreen for your skin.

Sunscreen is formulated to protect and shield your skin from the harmful effects of the sun and UV rays and not clog your pores, resulting in frequent breakouts and making your skin feel heavy or greasy. This is exactly where gel-based sunscreens get into the picture!

What Are Gel Sunscreens?

With quick-absorbing and water-based texture, a gel sunscreen is a unique sunscreen formulation that leaves a protective layer on your skin against harmful UV rays and environmental stressors. Unlike traditional or cream-based sunscreen, a gel-based sunscreen has a gel-like consistency that leaves no residue or greasy feeling on your skin.

This type of sunscreen tends to get absorbed more quickly, leaving a light and refreshing sensation behind, making it an excellent type of sunscreen for all skin types. So, whether you have oily, dry skin or a combination skin type, a gel-based sunscreen tends to be easily absorbed in your skin, without leaving any white cast or greasy residue behind.

Key Ingredients to Consider When Using Gel Sunscreens

1. Hydrating ingredients: As even a brief exposure to sun and UV rays can strip down natural moisture from your skin, having hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid can keep your skin fresh and radiant all day long.

2. Antioxidants:When it comes to sunscreen, you should always look for sunscreen with antioxidants such as Vitamin C to add an extended protective layer to your skin.

3. UV filters: Look for UV filters like Zinc Oxide, Titanium Oxide, and more that offer broad-spectrum protection to your skin.

Benefits of Using Gel Screen

1. Prevents sun damage: Without sunscreen, your skin is more vulnerable and prone to sustaining extreme and long-lasting sun damage such as sunburn, inflammation, hyperpigmentation, tanning, and more. Applying a sufficient amount of sunscreen daily can protect your skin from the damage.

2. No greasy residue: A gel sunscreen gets quickly absorbed into your skin, providing optimum protection from the sun and UV rays without making your skin feel heavy, or greasy, or leaving any white cast behind.

3. Quick absorption: A gel-based sunscreen is formulated to quickly absorb in your skin that feels like a light feature touch after every application.

4. Blending easily: One of the significant benefits of using gel sunscreen is that it blends quite easily and effectively on almost all skin types This way you don't have to worry about a greasy or shiny appearance after applying sunscreen.

5. Supports all skin types: Due to its gel and water-based texture, gel sunscreens are suitable and safe to use for almost all skin types.

Tips for Applying Gel Sunscreen

You can only reap the maximum benefits from your daily gel sunscreen if you know the right way to apply it. Here are some gel sunscreen tips on how to use a gel sunscreen every day:

1. Clean your face: Remember, a clean face allows better absorption of other skincare products You can consider choosing the most suitable Pond's Facewash range tailored specifically to match your skin type and offer clean and clear skin texture. Take a small amount of Pond's Facewash massage it on your wet face and neck areas for a minute and wash the product off with running water. Pat dry your face with a soft cloth.

2. Apply Moisturiser: The next step to follow after cleaning your face is to moisturise your skin well. Moisturising your skin helps to keep your skin hydrated and nourished. Take a small of Pond's Super Light Gel with Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin E and apply it evenly on your face and neck areas.

3. Face serum: To give your skin a daily hydration boost, take a few drops of Pond's Hydra Light Hyaluronic Acid Complex 2% Serum and massage it with the help of your fingertips. Let the product dry and settle down before you apply the sunscreen.

4. Choose your sunscreen wisely: For the last step, it is important to wisely select the most suitable formulation of sunscreen for your face.

Common Myths and Misconceptions

1. UV rays are inactive on cloudy days: Over 90% of UV rays can easily pass through clouds and infiltrate deep within your skin, leaving harmful effects.

2. One application of sunscreen is enough: Sunscreen protects your skin for up to 2 to 3 hours. Hence, to achieve maximum protection, you should reapply the product throughout the day.

3. Sunscreen clogs pores: A good gel-based sunscreen like Pond's Sun Miracle Sunscreen range doesnt clog your pores.

4. Gel sunscreen is only for oily skin: Typically, gel sunscreen can be used by anyone who wants a sunscreen that protects without leaving greasy residue or white cast behind.


1. How do I apply gel sunscreen effectively?

One of the best ways to apply sunscreen is to take two strips of gel sunscreen on your index and middle fingers and apply it evenly all over your face.

2. Will gel sunscreen leave a white cast on my skin?

Gel sunscreens are created to get quickly absorbed into your skin without leaving a white cast or greasy residue behind.

3. Are gel sunscreens safe for daily use?

Yes, gel-based sunscreens are absolutely safe and effective to use on a daily basis. Pair them with a lightweight moisturiser for extended protection against sun and UV rays.

4. Do gel sunscreens have a strong scent?

Generally, gel sunscreens don't have a strong smell that can cause irritation or discomfort after application.

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