Chemical Sunscreen vs. Physical Sunblock

Is one products better than the other?

Technology prevails as sun protection becomes more effective.  We all know how important it is to get our daily dose of Vitamin D. Unfortunately, longer  periods of outdoor activity can cause the skin to age, progressing into sun spots and for some skin cancer.  Hence, the importance of using the right sun protection when experiencing extended periods of sun exposure.

The active ingredients of  Zinc Oxide and Titanium  Dioxide  can actually offer more sun protection than its man-made competitors. These minerals come from clay and beach sand deposits. Unlike chemical sunscreens that absorb ultraviolet light, nature provides us with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide that remain on your skin to reflect and scatter away both UVA  and UVB rays from your body.  How do they do this? Quite simply, by forming a physical barrier, without irritating,  clogging your pores or leaving the skin white in color.  In fact, Zinc Oxide has been used all over the world for over 75 years as a safe sunscreen to help prevent excessive sun exposure.

When shopping for sun protection  read the  labels,  seek out the healthier, less irritating and more effective ingredients. Ideally, a Titanium Dioxide & Zinc Oxide  SPF30  will protect the skin for extended periods of sun exposure.   SPF 30 chemical sunscreens are often unstable after exposure to UV light and will need to be reapplied more frequently  to receive  the same amount of protection as the physical blocks.  Enjoy the  sun and  stay healthy!