Sunscreen with Zinc Oxide: The Ultimate Solution for Sun Protection
When the summertime draws near, you’re probably itching to get your fair skin outside. In fact, it seems like every other weekend this month we’ve been packing up the pup and hitting the local parks for a game of fetch or a quick run around the lake. Unfortunately, not everyone experiences the same level of enjoyment from being outdoors as others do.
If you’re one of those unlucky souls who have photosensitive skin, spending too much time in direct sunlight could cause your skin to develop redness, peeling, and even blistering – which is never fun at all. Fortunately, there are plenty of solutions available if you happen to be one of the unfortunate few who suffers from photosensitivity.
One of the most common culprits is overexposure to sunlight; having particularly sensitive skin only makes matters worse. Fortunately, there are several natural remedies that help reduce sensitivity from sunlight exposure such as using a sunscreen with zinc oxide or using artificial light therapy after being outside for long periods of time.
What is Zinc Oxide in a Sunscreen?
Before we look into how to effectively use a zinc oxide sunscreen, it’s important to learn a little bit more about the active ingredient itself. Zinc oxide is an effective mineral sunscreen ingredient that protects skin from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. While it can be found in many over-the-counter (OTC) lotions, it’s most commonly used in sunscreens thanks to its ability to promote healthy-looking skin. Zinc oxide is a white to light yellow mineral. It’s used in zinc oxide sunscreens for its high SPF and ability to sit on the surface of the skin. It’s important to note that a sunscreen’s SPF is measured against UVB rays, which are the very same rays that promote tanning.
Benefits of Using a Zinc Oxide-Based Sunscreen
Prevents Signs of Skin Aging. Excessive UV exposure can cause premature skin aging. Zinc oxide can fight this problem by protecting the skin against premature signs of aging such as wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines.
Promotes Healthy Skin. Because it's a mineral, zinc oxide sunscreen acts as a shield against the harmful elements of sunlight. This means that your skin is exposed to far less harmful elements such as UV rays and harmful UVA rays, which can cause wrinkles, wrinkles, and dark spots.
Prevents Skin Cancer. No longer are you at risk of developing skin cancer due to prolonged sun exposure; zinc oxide sunscreen protects against melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and basal cell carcinoma.
Stays on Longer. Unlike regular sunscreen lotions that are designed to be easily washed away, zinc oxide sunscreen is designed to protect your skin for up-to 48 hours.
Protects Against Chafing. Chafing is a common issue among those who participate in outdoor activities that last longer than 30 minutes. Fortunately, zinc oxide sunscreen is designed to protect against this, making it an ideal choice for those who like to be active.
Is Lightweight. If you have sensitive skin, you’ll be happy to know that zinc oxide sunscreen is one of the lightest mineral sunscreens available.
How to Stick with it
Apply Sunscreen with Zinc Oxide as Your Last Layer. Unlike most moisturizers and light lotions, zinc oxide sunscreens are meant to be applied alone. While you can pair it with a moisturizer, it’s important to remember that it’s a sunscreen and not a moisturizer.
Reapply Sunscreen with Zinc Oxide Every Two Hours. Sunscreen needs to be reapplied every two hours when outside. Staying outside for longer than 30 minutes can increase your risk of sunburn, so it’s important to reapply sunscreen every two hours to prevent burning.
Wear a Hat. Even with a sunscreen that includes zinc oxide, one of the easiest ways to prevent sunburn is to wear a hat while outdoors. You can safely stay in the shade with a hat on while still protecting your skin from UV rays.
Avoid Water. While it’s important to protect your skin when in the water, it’s also important to keep in mind that water has a high amount of UV rays. Avoid swimming in the ocean or by lakes and pools, as you’re more likely to burn if you’re in the water.
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Thanks to advancements in the field of skincare, many people are now much more aware of the importance of sunscreen. However, the fact remains that not everyone knows how to effectively use a sunscreen with zinc oxide. If you’re one of the unfortunate few who has a hard time avoiding direct sunlight, you’ve most likely experienced the ill effects of sunburn. Fortunately, there are several solutions available if you, including our mineral sunscreen, which is completely chemical free and entirely plant based.