SPF: An Overview Of Sun Protection And Mineral Sunscreen

With summer just around the corner, it's important to think about sun protection. Whether you are planning a beach day or a walk in the woods, you need to make sure that you have adequate sun protection. This blog post breaks down the importance of SPF (Sun Protection Factor), what mineral sunscreen is, and why mineral antioxidant sunscreen with SPF 50+ is beneficial.

What Is SPF? 

SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor or how well a sunscreen can protect your skin from the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that it is a "popular misconception that SPF relates to the time of solar exposure," however. There are many factors involved, including time of day, weather, and even how well you applied the sunscreen. 

It's important to note that no matter what the SPF number is on your sunscreen, it should be reapplied every few hours after swimming or sweating heavily. Additionally, every skin tone needs protection from the sun, so you should always use sunscreen.

What is Mineral Sunscreen? 

Mineral sunscreen simply means that it is mineral-based, using minerals like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide as its active ingredient instead of harsh chemicals. The minerals sit on top of your skin instead of being absorbed into it, making them a safer option than chemical sunscreens that absorb into your skin and can disrupt hormones or cause allergic reactions. Mineral-based sunscreens are also reef-safe which means they do not harm coral reefs like some chemical-based sunscreens do when they wash off in the water.

What Are the Benefits of Mineral Antioxidant Sunscreen with SPF 50+?

A mineral antioxidant sunscreen with an SPF 50+ rating provides high-level broad-spectrum protection from UVA and UVB rays while protecting against environmental damage such as pollution and free radicals. It also contains antioxidants such as Vitamin C, which nourish skin cells for healthy-looking skin. Furthermore, because it doesn't contain any harsh chemicals, it's gentle enough to use on sensitive skin types as well as children's delicate skin.

You should always wear sunscreen when you are outside, especially during the summer months. Mineral antioxidant sunscreen with an SPF rating of 50+ is one of the best choices you can make to protect your skin and keep you looking healthy. So, grab mineral sunscreen with SPF 50+, and you can enjoy the sun without worrying about sunburns or future skin damage.

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