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Mineral Sunscreen vs Chemical Sunscreen For Your Skin.-

By Niwrka P. - Brand Identity Designer | Skincare Professional.-

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Sunscreen is non-negotiable whether or not you spend time in the sun.

This everyday skincare essential helps protect your skin whether you live on the equator or the arctic.

Sunscreen protects you against the sun's damaging rays that can affect your skin in as little as 15 minutes. Over time, sun damage can contribute to fine lines, wrinkles, premature aging, and even skin cancer.

The regular use of broad-spectrum UVA and UVB coverage diminishes melanoma risk- the most dangerous form of skin cancer.

Sunscreen is a must-have if you want your skin to look healthy and youthful. Of course, that’s only half the battle. Like many other skincare products, finding the right sunscreen that suits your skin type can be confusing.

There are two main types of sunscreens: Mineral and Chemical. SPF stands for Sunscreen Protection Factor.

I will explain the difference.

Click below for a list of my favorite sunscreens.

Mineral Sunscreen

Ingredients include Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide.

Mineral sunscreens physically create a barrier on the skin that shields it from ultraviolet radiation.

These ingredients sit on the skin's surface and help block UV rays from penetrating the skin and scatter and reflect them away from the skin.

They also help ward off UVA rays that come through windows, which can cause skin damage, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and the breakdown of collagen.

  • Mineral sunscreen is gentle, making it a perfect option for those with problematic skin. (it's also the SPF of choice in most baby sunscreens).

  • Environmentally friendly and, ideal for those who want to adopt a more sustainable beauty routine.

  • Offer immediate protection from the sun once applied.

  • Best for sensitive, acne-prone or reactive skin

Chemical sunscreen

Chemical sunscreen ingredients include Oxybenzone, Octisalate, and Octinoxate.

Chemical sunscreens are organic (carbon-based) compounds that chemically absorb ultraviolet radiation. Don't sit on the skin or block rays.

These use active chemical filters that absorb the sun's damaging ultraviolet rays before your skin can soak them up.

  • Spread quickly and feel lighter on the skin.

  • Don't leave a white cast, invisible finish.

  • Easier to apply and wear on a broader range of skin tones.

  • Tend to absorb quickly.

Which one is better?

The best one, It's the one you will use every single day, rain or shine!

Don't forget to re-apply!

Click below for a list of my favorite sunscreens.

Glymed also has fantastic sunscreens that you can choose from here!

Read about How to treat hyperpigmentation: With An Excellent Skin care Routine, here!

Until next time!

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Niwrka Skincare Professional and Makeup Artist

Author: Niwrka P.

Is A Content Creator | Skincare Professional | Licensed Esthetician & Makeup Artist

With over a decade of experience in the beauty industry.-

Passionate about Esthetics and sharing knowledge!