Best sunscreen or sunscreens may not always be readily available to you, since government agencies take many years before they can approve them for consumers.
They want to make sure that the product or the drug is absolutely safe before you start using them.
The best sunscreen is normally rated by the sun protection
factor (SPF) which it offers plus the ingredients it uses in order to achieve the UV ray protection it claims.
"UV ray" means, ultraviolet ray which is produced by the sun's harmful radiation effect thereby pouring down at you thru your atmosphere.
Typically the higher the SPF number, the more protection you will have against sunburn and other skin damages which your sunscreen provides.
Try to use a sunscreen which has a SPF rating of 15 or higher. People with light or sensitive skins tend to use SPF 30 or higher.
Best sunscreen usually provides a chemical barrier which absorbs or reflects the sun's UV radiation and therefore prevents the passage of Ultraviolet rays to your skin.
These may include chemical ingredients such as titanium dioxide and zinc. They are
available in the form of sprays, lotions, gels, creams and even wipes.
I personally use the Neutrogena® Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock with helioplex™ and SPF 85. As mentioned on its tube, it has a clean feel to it and is light weight.
This has worked for me real well, since it's fast absorbing and leaves my skin soft, smooth and non-shiny.
Even though I am not much of a water person, but it's waterproof as well as sweat proof.
It's also great for avoiding acnes, since it does not clog pores and is oil free and PABA free.
I could not get used to the spray ones, as it would get all over the place and perhaps get
into my lungs if not careful.
Chemical ingredients which work well for broad spectrum protection include:
• Avobenzone(Parsol 1789)
• Benzophenones (Oxybenzone)
• Cinnamates (Octinoxate or Cinoxate)
• Ecamsule (Mexoryl SX)
• Titanium Dioxide
• Zinc Oxide
By having the best sun screen on hand, you are ready to go head to head with the sun. But not so fast!
You need to:
• Apply it at least 30 minutes before you go out in the sun or swimming
• Re-apply according to the label's instructions
• Cover every part of your body such as the back of the neck, nose and ears
• Consult a doctor before applying to children less than 6 months of age
Your best sunscreen will be your best friend as long as you always follow the instructions carefully!
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