How to choose the right sunscreen?
Buying the right sunscreen with so many brands and products out there is not an easy job. Most of the time we end up buying based on a friend's recommendation, a brand we know or we go for the one that seems a better fit to our budget or the feeling we have to the price of that specific product. but none of the above guarantees the right choice for you. so How could you choose a sunscreen that is best for your skin needs?
The best way is to do extensive research into different brands, types of sunscreens, the ingredients, presuming you know your skin well. hell of a job! We will make it easier for you by providing you with a quick read and answering the most common questions about sunscreens.
What are the differences between Mineral and Chemical Sunscreens?
Mineral sunscreens physically block the UV rays whereas Chemical sunscreens absorb the UV rays, convert them into heat, and release them from the body.
Chemical sunscreens are easier to spread over the skin, most of the time transparent and thinner.
Mineral (physical) sunscreens are the best choices for people with sensitive skin, hyperpigmentation's, and children of any age. Another big advantage of mineral sunscreens is, they are environmentally friendly.
What are the benefits of sunscreens next to blocking UV rays?
Sunscreens reduce the chance of skin cancer, prevent early signs of skin-aging such as wrinkles, dark spots and hyperpigmentation by simply blocking the UV rays. this doesn't mean that putting on sunscreen will guaranty no hyperpigmentation. hyperpigmentation could happen due to several different factors. but using sunscreen will reduce one of the hyperpigmentation scenarios.
Some sunscreens can have complementary ingredients that are have hydrating or anti-aging effects. Sunscreen that has complementary effects are in the higher price range. So make sure you are not comparing a basic sunscreen with a more advanced one when comparing the prices.
Is it safe for children below 2 years to use sunscreen?
This is a tricky question. Protecting your children's skin from an early age is a must. So the answer is yes! but you need the right product. As a first step check, make sure that you read the package if it is safe to use the specific sunscreen you buy, also for your children. but best is to ready the ingredients list or seek advise from a specialist to assure safety.
it is worth mentioning that mineral sunscreen are in general safer to be used for infants and children. still it depends on the product. NUORI's face and body sunscreen is a great sunscreen to be used for children.