Protect your beautiful complexion now instead of dealing with wrinkles and age spots later. Read on to educate yourself about sunscreen protection and choose what is best for your skin.
There are two different types of sunscreens: physical and chemical. Both provide adequate protection against UVA rays (aging rays) and UVB rays (burning rays).
Physical sunscreens use fine minerals like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. These natural filters sit on top of the skin creating a barrier that reflects UV rays.
Physical sunscreens are great for people with sensitivities because it does not get absorbed into the skin. For those that prefer using natural products, you can get sufficient protection from physical sunscreens with natural ingredients like the Organic Pomegranate SPF 20 from 100% Pure.
The downside is these ingredients usually leave a heavy white residue behind. Modern, micronized techniques are trying to fix this problem.
Chemical sunscreens combine active synthetic ingredients like avobenzone (also known as Parsol 1789), oxybenzone and PABA to protect against the full UV ray spectrum. These work with the skins top layer to absorb ultraviolet radiation. Newer chemical filters, like Mexoryl in Anthelios sunscreens, now deliver even stronger UVA protection to help prevent hyperpigmentation.
For those with darker skin, chemical sunscreens might be a better option because the newer filters allow for lighter formulas to go on clear. Chemical sunscreens are also able to defend deeper into the skin to protect collagen fibers and tissues.
A downside for some people is they might experience irritation and allergic reactions from certain ingredients in chemical sunscreens.
If you are still confused about which sunscreen is best for you, then head over to CVS Pharmacy in Campbell. Along with the normal drugstore brands, they have a Healthy Skin Care Center with top dermatologist products, a Beauty 360 filled with prestige skin care and a knowledgeable staff. It’s a one-stop shop for all of your sun care needs.
1720 South Bascom Ave
Campbell, CA 95008