Chemical vs Mineral Sunscreen, What is the best?
By suns exposure we are not only talking about laying down hours on end with direct sun exposure, but only walking to your car, or working close to a window… Sun damaged does not need a prolonged direct exposure to damage your skin.
In addition of causing premature aging of the skin, UV are the number one cause of melanoma? Exposure to natural and artificial ultraviolet light; the same light you get from tanning beds and the sun’s rays.
A study published in September 2018 in JAMA Dermatology reveals that regular sunscreen use in young adults is strongly associated with a reduced risk of melanoma.
There are two main types — chemical and mineral — and each type has its pros and cons.
What Is Chemical Sunscreen?
These admittedly hard-to-pronounce ingredients work like a sponge, absorbing ultraviolet radiation before it can reach your skin. This SPF 30 chemical sunscreen is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes and provides long-lasting yet weightless sun protection for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
- titanium dioxide
- zinc oxide.
As such, mineral sunscreen is sometimes called physical sunscreen or sunblock. Though it’s as effective as chemical sunscreen, mineral SPF only accounts for a small percentage in the market.
What Is Mineral Sunscreen?
Benefits Of Chemical Sunscreen?
Additionally, the active ingredients in mineral sunscreen are generally believed to be more environmentally friendly than chemical SPF, particularly for vulnerable aquatic ecosystems. As such, mineral sunscreens may be preferable for those looking to adopt a more sustainable beauty routine.
Benefits Of Mineral Sunscreens?
For A Better Routine:
Which is best?
Chemical sunscreen ingredients are part of a controversy where some dermatologist are criticizing the effectiveness and safety of those ingredients when penetrating the blood stream, however further research are in progress to determine those allegations.
At this stage most or if not all countries legislation still authorize the sell of chemical sunscreen. So please make additional research before starting to use any kind of sunscreen.
Apply every morning, as the last step of your morning routine, and reapply every 2 to 3 hours.
EVERYDAY, even if you are not going outside!!!
What to look for in a sunscreen ?