Let's talk about PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL SPF!
As we know Sun is one of the causes of Aging & Skin Cancer. It's very important to protect our Skin properly from the UVA & UVB rays.
Physical Sunscreen (Mineral Sunscreen/Physical Blocker)
•Zinc Oxide,Titanium Dioxide
Function:Creates a barrier on the skin, which causes UV ray's to bounce off and it works immediately! So no waiting time needed before being exposed to the sun.
Health Effects: None
Chemical Sunscreen (Chemical absorber)
Most common ingredients:
•Oxybenzone, Avobenzone, Octisalate, Octinoxate, Homosalate, Aminobenzoic acid, Padimate O,etc.
Function: Creates a chemical reaction with the sun, turning sun rays into heat. Heat induces "hyperpigmentation & Melesma". It absorbs into the skin converting sun rays into a less damaging form of radiation, its best applied 15-30 minutes before sun exposure.
Health Effects:Hormone Disrupters.
It is recommend to use SPF 30+ on your skin care routine.Also make sure you check how often it needs to be re applied during sun exposure 🌞
Personally I love Physical Sunscreen! I'm always on keeping an eye out for "clean beauty" products. As I discovere more I will continue sharing some of my favorite brands on my stories😘