What is sunscreen?
Sunscreen can be either a gel, lotion, spray, or cream and helps to protect the skin from damaging ultraviolet (UV) radiation during times of sun exposure. It can also treat the skin with natural ingredients that help to calm and nourish.
Why should I use a sunscreen?
It can reduce the overall ultraviolet exposure and can reduce the risk of skin cancer and skin damage due to sunlight.
Furthermore, these factors need to be considered:
- Your skin cancer risk factors: Your skin type and family history will determine the level of protection needed for you.
- Photosensitivity: No matter your skin type, certain medications, and disorders make your skin highly sensitive to the sun, raising your protection requirements.
- Skin conditions: You can choose from sunscreens for dry skin, oily skin, acne-prone skin, and sensitive skin.
What’s in a sunscreen?
Sunscreens can contain physical ingredients, e.g., titanium dioxide and zinc oxide to block sun rays before they can penetrate into the skin. Also, they may contain chemical ingredients, e.g., avobenzone and octisalate, to absorb ultraviolet rays before skin damage. Sunscreens such as the range from Simple As That offer protection to the skin of children and adults.
How often should I use a sunscreen?
We recommend applying sunscreen according to the supplier’s recommendation. Usually, to reach full broad-spectrum protection, apply one ounce to your entire body.