You should be well aware of the importance of sunscreen by now. To get the best protection out of the sun shield, you need to know what to look for in a sunscreen and find the right product for your skin. Here are the tips:
When buying packaged food, it is important to be well versed in reading nutrition labels, the same goes to sunscreen shopping. You should always read the ingredients list on the package and identify if the sunscreen is chemical free. One of the most notorious UV filters in sunscreen products is oxybenzone, though evidence showed chemicals like this might disrupt hormones, they do exist in many sunscreen products. So it’s best to read the label and avoid sunscreen that contains those ingredients.
Sunblock sprays have become more and more popular as they are easy to apply, but there are actually quite a number of risks when using sprays. For example the spray-on sunscreen can be flammable; there is also unknown health risk when you accidentally inhale the fumes. On the other hand, by taking time to massage creamy sunscreen into your skin, it can function as a moisturizer, so cream-based sunscreen is still the preferred choice.
If you have oily or acne-prone skin, you can choose sunblock for face that are water-based. Try look for sunscreen that is fragrance, paraben free, as well as noncomedogenic, make sure it is gentle enough for your sensitive skin.
Whatever type of screen you go for, always choose one with a label that reads “broad spectrum,” which means it shields you from UVA and UVB rays, both of which can boost your cancer risk. Go with sunscreen with sunblock SPF 30 or above and reapply the product every two hours.