Sunscreen is the most important thing when it comes to taking care of your skin. People generally think that simply using an over the counter sunscreen is the only thing to do. However, different skin types need different levels of protection and SPF. Here is all you need to know about choosing your sunscreen this summer.
Types of Sunscreen
Instead of using just any basic type of sunblock, you need to make sure that the sunscreen you’re using is actually suitable for your skin. There are two basic types of sunscreens which include a physical barrier (also called a mineral sunscreen) and a chemical-based sunscreen. The mineral sunscreen is typically thicker in texture and usually made up of minerals like zinc oxide which prevent UV rays from penetrating the skin. For maximum protection, apply physical barrier sunscreens on every inch of your face and body. Chemical based sunscreens work by converting the radiation of the sun into heat. This is done through the organic compounds in the skin. This type of sunscreen is usually applied at least thirty minutes before sun exposure and requires reapplication throughout the day.
Check your schedule
The kind of protection you need depends on your routine and your sun exposure. If you’re spending the whole day in the sun, you will probably have to use a sunscreen that is of the mineral type. When you need to put on makeup on top of the sunblock, going for a chemical based sunscreen possibly with argan oil protection is the way to go. Make sure to layer up with SPF by using makeup that comes with SPF as well. Using products with vitamin C also helps prevent the skin from sun-damage. Use products available at the Derma Roller System to avoid sun damage and even prevent your skin from further damage.
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Chloe Glynne is a skin care consultant with 12 years of personal experience in the industry. She is recognized for her skin care advice in the treatment of skin disorders such as acne and rosacea, unwanted wrinkles, fine lines, puffy eyes, damaged skin, with emphasis on anti-aging.