Sun Protection Factor or SPF is essential for your daily skincare routine. Why? It protects your skin from the sun’s harmful rays such as UV and Blue Light. If you apply sunscreen to your skin every day (even when it’s cloudy outside), you can reduce your risk of burns, skin cancer, environmental wrinkles, sun spots, and hyperpigmentation. So if health and beauty are of utmost importance to you, SPF is one product you simply can’t live without.
The good news is you don’t need a lot of sunscreen to ensure it works it’s magic. A nickel size drop on your face and neck and shot glass full for your entire body can get the job done. Just make sure you reapply the sunscreen every two hours or more frequently if you’re spending lots of time outside.
Why Use Mineral Sunscreen
The truth is not all sunscreens are created equal. In fact, there are drastic differences between chemical-based sunscreens and mineral sunscreens. Unlike chemical sunscreen, mineral sunscreen is formulated with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, the only two sunscreen ingredients that are deemed safe and effective by the FDA. Therefore, there are many chemical sunscreens to avoid. Here are a few other benefits of mineral sunscreen.
1. Safer for the Environment
Mineral sunscreens are safer for the environment than chemical sunscreens. This is because they are formulated with natural ingredients instead of chemicals that can harm the ocean’s coral reefs. So when you choose a mineral sunscreen, you’ll protect your skin and the environment simultaneously.
2. Less Likely to Irritate Skin
Since their ingredients don’t absorb into the skin itself and their filters sit on the skin’s surface and deflect UV rays, mineral sunscreens are less likely to cause skin irritation. If you have acne-prone or sensitive skin, they can give you the protection you need without irritating you.
3. Absorbs Immediately
It usually takes 20 to 30 minutes for chemical sunscreens to absorb into the skin and get to work. Mineral sunscreens, on the other hand, become effective right after they’re applied. So you can go outside seconds or minutes following application.
4. Applies Over Makeup Easily
If you like to wear makeup, you may wonder how you’ll reapply your sunscreen every two hours. Fortunately, you can apply mineral sunscreen over your foundation and blush without ruining it. This is rarely the case with chemical sunscreen.
5. Protects the Reproductive System
Believe it or not, chemical sunscreen can harm your reproductive system. If you use enough of it, it may increase the risk of a birth defect known as Hirschsprung’s disease. Mineral sunscreen, on the other hand will not wreak havoc on reproduction and is safe for pregnant women as well those who are trying to conceive.
Cynaglow Offers Mineral Sunscreen
Here at Cynaglow, we educate our audience on how to protect skin from sun damage. We also offer a great selection of mineral sunscreen, perfect for dry, oily, combination, and sensitive skin. Browse our offerings to learn more about our specific products and choose the right one for you.
Countersun Tinted Mineral Sunscreen Mist SPF 30
Countersun Daily Sheer Defense For Face - SPF 25