With skincare products like sunscreen, it’s important to note that there really isn’t a one sized fits all approach to purchasing a sunscreen that is ideal for you, your skin color, and your skin type. However, there are a few things that everyone should be looking for when shopping for a sunscreen. Read on to learn more.
- Broad Spectrum Sunscreens
Broad spectrum sunscreens are designed to protect your skin from both the sun’s UVA and UVB rays— leaving you with that added amount of protection from skin damage and even cancer. Additionally, when looking for a broad spectrum sunscreen, the higher the SPF doesn’t actually mean that your skin is being given any more protection. In fact, there really isn’t much of a difference between an SPF 30 and an SPF 50— just as long as it’s above a 30 and it is labeled as “broad spectrum” you should be good to go.
- Sunscreen Lotions
With the invention of spray sunscreens, people everywhere were flocking to the store to purchase a spray sunscreen that would allow them to target areas like their backs without having to ask for help. However, because spray sunscreens spray virtually everywhere and sometimes miss your skin, you’re better off buying a traditional sunscreen lotion and asking the stranger next to you to apply it on your back. Also note that the thicker you apply your sunscreen lotion, the more coverage you will get— take the time to rub the lotion into your skin for a few minutes rather than applying a small layer to start with.
- Zinc and Titanium Oxide
Unlike chemical sunscreens that take a little while to kick in with their sun protection abilities, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are two natural ingredients that are placed in sunscreen, offering you immediate protection from the sun.
When it comes to sunscreen, being as educated as possible will help to ensure that your skin gets the protection from the sun that it deserves. To learn more about proper skincare, contact Baxt CosMedical today and speak with one of our medical and skincare professionals.