It’s no secret that the best thing to keep your skin looking youthful and fresh is sunscreen. And to keep your skin even safer, it’s best to opt for a clean sunscreen formula that doesn’t contain harmful chemicals.
It’s a delicate balance because every day, rain or shine, inside or outside – you need modern sun care! But, you also need Vitamin D, specifically from that big round ball of fire in the sky, not just a pill, a vital hormone for immune function, mood balancing, and overall health.
A good rule of thumb is to aim for 15 unprotected minutes between 11 am – 3 pm. Personally, I can go without sun protection below the neck for up to an hour or two. After soaking in the daily rays, it’s crucial to shield and hydrate your skin to maintain that summer glow.
During the summer season, enhance your beauty routine by opting for mineral sunscreens. When examining the label, ensure that it only lists zinc and/or titanium dioxide as ingredients. These substances create a physical barrier that effectively blocks UV rays without being absorbed into the body. Be cautious if you come across the term “mineral-based” since it often signifies a mixture of zinc and/or titanium dioxide with harmful chemicals.
Pay attention to the term “broad-spectrum” as well. This designation is essential because it indicates that the sunscreen provides protection against both UVA and UVB rays.
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