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Understanding sunscreen for your face

How many times have you picked any sunscreen without paying attention to its ingredients or without fully understanding its impact on your skin? Don’t worry, it’s not your fault – we all assume that just because it’s a sunscreen, it will fully protect both our body and face from any radiation and harmful effects from the atmosphere.

We often overlook the fact that there are numerous sunscreen formulations available for the face and the body. A sunscreen for the face feels lighter and absorbs quickly in comparison to a body sunscreen. With advances in cosmetics’ technology, you’ll be surprised at the variety of sunscreens available to suit your skin type.

Read more:  Understanding the Different Types of Sunscreen

Experts advise to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen for your face. A broad-spectrum sunscreen is one which protects you from both UVA (ultra-violet A) and UVB (ultra-violet B) rays.

Scalisi’s Moisturizer with SPF 30 was featured as one of the highest recommended broad-spectrum sunscreens by Vanity Fair due to its skin moisturizing, hydrating, regenerating and protective capabilities.

Read the Vanity Fair article here

The moisturizer comes in a sleek bottle which you can easily fit in your beach bag and apply it 15 minutes before stepping out in the sun. You will notice a massive difference in your face skin as the moisturizer will not only protect you from radiation but will also prevent any damage, moisturize and provide your skin with the essential nutrients – keeping it fresh and smooth throughout.

Moreover, to pick out the best sunscreen which will suit your needs, you’ll need to understand the choices available to you.

Sunscreens can be of different types; mineral, chemical or synthetic and a combination of both. Mineral sunscreens use zinc and titanium-oxide to block UV rays while chemical sunscreens use a combination of any of these two ingredients, oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate and octinoxate. These ingredients absorb sun rays into non-harmful heat and light.

Read more about why we don't use oxybenzone. 

All sunscreens protect your skin from harmful radiation. However, results will also depend on your skin type and you need to know which of these, or the combination of two, will be ideal for you. Mineral sunscreens can be heavy and thick while chemical sunscreens are light and airy.  The only reason why one may be better than another is if someone has an allergy to a particular ingredient.  

Other measures and tip to protect yourself from the sun can be found here. 

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