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Protecting your skin from the sun is very important. Did you know that there are two main types of sunscreen? When you are shopping for new sun protection, do you know what’s best for you?

Chemical vs Mineral Sunscreens

There are so many sunscreen products in the market, so many labels to read and terms to understand, that choosing the right sunscreen for you seems like an overwhelming task. Grabbing the first one with the friendlier price tag might seem like the easy way out, but is not the wiser way to go. The two main sunscreen types have different things to offer and both do their job. Choosing one comes down to your own situation. However, it is always a good idea to understand what they’re made out of.

Protect from the sunChemical

Simply put, chemical sunscreens contain chemicals such as Octinoxate and Avobenzone – not that you should know what those are. The important thing to know is that the chemical ones absorb UV rays and change the electromagnetic radiation effect, so they come out usually as infrared rays. This type of sunscreen offers more coverage against UVA and UVB rays but can be a little rough on the skin.


Also known as physical sunscreens, these use active mineral ingredients, such as titanium oxide and zinc oxide. Mineral sunscreens protect your skin by reflecting UV rays rather than allowing them to penetrate the skin. They tend to be of really thick consistency and not easily absorbed, leaving that famous white sunscreen layer on your skin. Currently, nanotechnology is being used to grind up its active ingredients into smaller molecules in the hopes of making it more aesthetically pleasing.

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