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Do you know what the Best Sunscreen for your face is? Have you ever been curious about sunscreen, but don’t want to dig too deep because you don’t want to wear it under your makeup anyway?
That was me; I wouldn’t say I like the thought of having oily skin and wearing sunscreen under my foundation.
It wasn’t until I went to look at some new foundation that I noticed many sunspots (damage I have inflicted) to my skin.
It’s not that I didn’t know about sunscreen, I just thought it was yet another layer to apply under my makeup that would end up melting off anyway!
Even when I tried to wear sunscreen, the shit would burn my eyes, and it was just a mess, so I felt I was better off without it.
I don’t get out in the sun that often, but the few times I did, the sun really worked my ass, and now I have some marks to prove it.
I’m not saying I can’t live with them; eventually, everything will go back to normal (I hope).
I wanted to share something that will change how you feel about wearing sunscreen year-round to protect your face.
If you follow my blog (which you should), you will see I’m a firm believer in skincare, and that is truly where my passion lies. So let us get into what the best sunscreen for your face is so we can stop the damage today, together!
Just asking this question, “What is the difference between Mineral and Chemical Sunscreen” sounds pretty severe already, right?
The main difference between Mineral and Chemical Sunscreens are the ingredients.
You’re probably thinking duh girl I already know that, but what you didn’t realize is that the FDA only recommends two (out of 16- that’s not that many) ingredients to be effective in commercial sunscreen; Zinc Oxide and titanium dioxide.
2 out of 16 guys very low; this is why its imperative to look at the ingredients in your sunscreen! Sunscreen has been on the market for years,
I mean we’re going back to when these products weren’t held to today’s standards (meaning a lot of harmful ingredients were able to slide through)
You have two options, coverup to reduce the sun hitting your body or use a mineral sunscreen!
Chemical Sunscreens contain active ingredients that are non-natural compounds. These compounds can irritate your skin (which was why my eyes were always on fire).
Chemical sunscreens penetrate your skin and offer their protection by dissipating UV rays!
With Mineral sunscreen, you’re using a sunscreen that is powered by minerals. Remember how I mentioned that the FDA pointed out the two compounds to be effective (Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide) these are the minerals most often used in mineral sunscreens!
Both of these ingredients occur naturally (although they can be created in a synthetic form)
Mineral sunscreen protects your skin by sitting on top of your skin and reflect the UV rays (rather than sinking into your skin like chemical sunscreens).
Another way to see it; mineral sunscreen is like a shield for your face (armor) or the bouncer for your skin, noting is getting through without an ID.
Of course, and actually, you should (to be honest), But what if your makeup already has sunscreen in it?
Should you still apply sunscreen?
Yes, ma’am, please do!
When you rely on your makeup to provide sunscreen coverage, you are taking a risk.
Makeup is not applied evenly every application. Also, your foundation wears off though out the day, so you’re leaving yourself exposed.
Tip: After applying your sunscreen wait a few minutes before applying your foundation (to allow your sunscreen to set and get comfy)
There are a few things to consider when it comes to mineral and chemical sunscreens.
Chemical Sunscreens apply easily and absorbs much more quickly than a mineral sunscreen.
Something you may not have known that Chemical Sunscreens also take 20 minutes to sink into the skin and begin working, whereas Mineral sunscreens start working as soon as they’re applied.
Mineral sunscreens are going to be thicker and sit on your skin’s surface, so no absorption. Since Mineral sunscreen doesn’t absorb into the skin, that sensitive or acne-prone skin mineral sunscreen is a great option.
Finding a good mineral sunscreen can be difficult because everyone is coming out with a form of mineral sunscreen. A real no BS mineral sunscreen should only include zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, or you will see a mixture of both.
It would be best if you also looked out for the SPF; you want to use an SPF30 and one that is a broad spectrum.
Meaning ts will protect you from both UVA and UVB rays!
I want to be honest; the best sunscreen is the one that you’ll wear! There can be many benefits to sunscreen, but if you don’t wear them, you’re risking a lot.
Both Chemical and Mineral Sunscreens are excellent options, and there are fantastic options out there for every skin type. Do your research and find one that is going to work for you!
Remember to do your research and look at the labels when it comes to sunscreen and anything you put on or in your body! You will find the best sunscreen for your face in no time!
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