All sunscreens are not created equal. While SPF may be an important factor in which sunscreen you decide to pick up this summer, you should also make sure that you know what the active ingredient is in your sunscreen.
Many sunscreens use chemicals to protect you from the harmful rays of the sun. While this is better than nothing, using a physical sunscreen (zinc based) is much better for you and here's why:
- Zinc-based sunscreens protect against UVA and UVB rays. Most chemical sunscreens filter out the UVB rays that burn the skin but allow UVA rays to penetrate the skin, which causes the skin to age and harden.
- Zinc sunscreens also act as a physical block against the sun. The reason that Zinc is so effective in protecting the skin is that it physically stops the rays from entering your skin as opposed to chemical blocks that rely on a chemical reaction to protect you.
- The last reason that Zinc is so amazing is because it is always protecting you. As I said before, it acts as a physical barrier from the sun and can protect you all day as opposed to other sunscreens that stop protecting you after a certain amount of time.
This is not an exhaustive list of the reasons that Zinc is amazing. It has many qualities that make it the perfect complement to any beauty regimen. Order your own bottle using the promo code Zinc to get $5 off!
Spencer recently graduated with a degree in advertising. He enjoys long naps on the couch and binge watching sessions of his favorite TV shows. Also he really loves his job at Simplicity Laser.