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The Mineral Sunscreen Guide

The Mineral Sunscreen Guide

Jun 8, 2021

A woman’s skin is her largest organ and it absorbs anything that goes on top of it. That means, if you’re using a chemical sunscreen, your body is absorbing the chemicals every time you use them. On the other hand, mineral sunscreens are made up of minerals like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide which protect the skin without being absorbed into it.

Why is sunscreen so important? I’ve been asked this question more times than I can count. The answer is because the sun damages your skin and leads to premature aging, wrinkles, and even cancer. What’s the solution? Mineral Sunscreens! These sunscreens are made from naturally occurring minerals such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide that offer broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays while being gentle on sensitive skin. They don’t contain any chemicals like oxybenzone or octinoxate which have been shown to cause hormonal disruptions in humans and other animals- not good for anyone! There are also no fragrances, dyes, or animal by-products used in making mineral sunscreens- perfect for people with allergies.

UVA and UVB rays

How to choose the right sunscreens

The best way to find out which sunscreen will work for you is by experimenting with both types in an inconspicuous area first to see how they feel on your skin and what type of reaction you have to them before deciding which one works best for your needs.

The importance of sunscreen is undeniable. Especially for those who spend time outside and are at risk for skin cancer or other skin conditions that can be caused by sun exposure. There are many types of sunscreen, but mineral sunscreen is one type that has gained popularity in recent years because it doesn’t have the side effects associated with chemical-based ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate.  In this blog post, we’ll cover what mineral sunscreen is, how it works to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, and why you should consider using it when you’re in the market for a new bottle of SPF.

Benefits of using mineral sunscreens

Sunscreen, that goop we slather on our skin to prevent burning and give us some protection from harmful UV rays, is a must-have in the summer. But what kind of sunscreen should you use? There are two main types: chemical sunscreens (which absorb the radiation) and mineral sunscreens (which deflect it). Chemical sunscreens contain ingredients like oxybenzone or avobenzone, which work by absorbing ultraviolet light before it can penetrate your skin. Mineral sunscreens contain minerals like zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, or iron oxide that act as physical barriers between your skin and the UVA/UVB rays.

Mineral sunscreens are a healthy alternative to chemical-based sunscreens, which have been linked with an increased risk of certain cancers and other health problems.