No matter where you are in the world and no matter how many hours of sun you get during these summer months it is important that you stay protected from the harmful UV rays of the sun.
All of us generally understand we need to keep ourselves and our families skin protected from the sun but often get confused as to which sunscreen is best. Any sunscreen is better than none but here’s a bit more detail about the different ingredients and how they work.
First of all it is good to know the difference between sunblock vs sunscreen.
There used to be a big difference between the two types of sun protection but these days not so much. Sunscreen is absorbed into the skin to protect and become invisible, and sunblock remains on the surface of the skin.
The most important thing for you to look out for in a physical sunblock is that they protect from both UV-A and UV-B rays. These will not only protect your skin from burning but also from premature ageing.
It is also good to know the difference between physical and chemical blocks because they too have different effects on how your skin is protected.
Put simply, chemical sunscreens absorb the sun’s rays and physical sunscreens deflect the sun's rays.
You want to look out for Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide in the ingredients of your physical skin block. These are the main ingredient that will help protect your skin against sun damage.
Zinc Oxide is the number one sun blocker but the Titanium Oxide doesn’t contain any oil so is perfect for people with oily skin.
Zinc and titanium are effectively both physical mineral sunblocks. Because they are micro-particles they rarely cause irritation and are non-allergenic.
ZENMED new SFP 40 mineral sunscreen is predominantly a physical sunscreen so it totally deflects the suns harmful rays. This new sunscreen product also includes hyaluronic acid, CoQ10, antioxidents and is so light it can be used as a day cream, under makeup or even over your moisturizer.
ZENMED’s Oil Free Moisturizer with SPF 30 is known as a chemical block and has been specially formulated for sensitive skin. This sunscreen is perfect for people who suffer with Rosacea and want a sunscreen that can not only protect but help moisturize too.
Both of these sunscreen products have been doctor formulated and are especially useful for people who have sensitive or problem skin.
For the perfect all round protection you can use the SPF 30 moisturizer every day and then place the SPF 40 mineral sunscreen protector on top. Because of their special formulation these can be used under your makeup without any greasiness or irritation.