Mineral-based sunscreen, why you should choose it over chemical sunscreen

As the weather starts to get warmer and sunnier, many of us are eagerly looking forward to spending more time outside. Whether you’re planning to hit the beach, go for a hike, or just spend some time in your backyard, it’s important to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. And one of the best ways to do that is by using a mineral-based sunscreen.

But what exactly is mineral-based sunscreen, and why is it so important? In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the benefits of mineral-based sunscreen and why it’s a crucial step in any sun protection routine.

What is Mineral-Based Sunscreen?

Before we dive into the benefits of mineral-based sunscreen, let’s first define what it is. Mineral-based sunscreen, also known as physical sunscreen, contains active ingredients like zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide. These ingredients work by sitting on top of the skin and reflecting the sun’s rays away from the skin, rather than absorbing them like chemical sunscreens do.

Mineral-based sunscreens are different from chemical sunscreens, which work by absorbing the sun’s rays and converting them into heat energy that is then released from the skin. While chemical sunscreens are still effective at protecting the skin from the sun, some people prefer mineral-based sunscreens because they will be less likely to cause skin irritation or allergic reactions.

The Benefits of Mineral-Based Sunscreen

So, why should you consider using a mineral-based sunscreen instead of a chemical one? There are several benefits to making the switch, including:

  1. Broad-Spectrum Protection – One of the biggest benefits of mineral-based sunscreen is that it provides broad-spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays are responsible for skin aging and can cause wrinkles, while UVB rays are what cause sunburns and is the main contributor to skin cancer. By using a mineral-based sunscreen that protects against both types of rays, you can help prevent both short-term and long-term damage to your skin.
  2. Gentle on Sensitive Skin – As mentioned earlier, mineral-based sunscreens will be less likely to cause skin irritation or allergic reactions than chemical sunscreens. This is because they work by sitting on top of the skin rather than being absorbed into it. If you have sensitive skin or are prone to allergic reactions, a mineral-based sunscreen will be a better option for you.
  3. Environmentally Friendly – Another benefit of mineral-based sunscreens is that they are proven to be more environmentally friendly than chemical sunscreens. Chemical sunscreens can contain ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which have been shown to be harmful to coral reefs and other marine life. Mineral-based sunscreens, on the other hand, do not contain these ingredients and are less likely to harm the environment.
  4. Long-Lasting Protection – Mineral-based sunscreens are more long-lasting than chemical sunscreens. Because they work by sitting on top of the skin, they do not break down as quickly as chemical sunscreens do. This means that you may be able to go longer between reapplications, which can be especially helpful if you’re spending a lot of time outdoors.

Applying Mineral-Based Sunscreen: Tips and Tricks

Now that you know some of the benefits of using mineral-based sunscreen, let’s talk about how to apply it effectively. Here are some tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your sunscreen:

  • Use Enough – One of the most common mistakes people make when applying sunscreen is not using enough. You should aim to use about one ounce of sunscreen (a shot glass full) for your entire body. For your face, you should use about a quarter-sized amount.
  • Apply Early and Often – It’s important to apply sunscreen at least 15-30 minutes before you go outside. This gives the sunscreen time to settle on the skin. You should reapply sunscreen every two hours, or immediately after swimming or sweating.
  • Don’t forget your lips: Your lips can also be damaged by the sun, so be sure to use a lip balm with an SPF of at least 15.

Make sure to check out our SPF 50 mineral based non-nano sunscreen now at our website or in local stores. Remember to keep your skin protected and GO MINERAL!