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Safe Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin

Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin

It's important to use safe sunscreen for sensitive skin, no matter what type of skin you have or your age. Certain ingredients in most sunscreens, even so called natural sunscreen, can be irritating. Cleure offers safe healthy zinc oxide and titanium dioxide sunscreen. The FDA has rated zinc oxide and titanium dioxide in sunscreen as the safest ingredients for wide spectrum sun block against UVA and UVB protection. Made in the USA.

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Sunscreen - Sunblock for Sensitive Skin, SPF 30 Sunscreen - Zinc Oxide Natural SPF 15
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Broad spectrum sunblock for sensitive skin zinc oxide natural sunscreen
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Sensitive Skin Safe Sunscreen: A Must for All Skin Types

There is a lot of buzz about toxic ingredients in sunscreen, and rightly so. Everyone should consider their skin to be sensitive and focus on a safe sensitive skin sunscreen and other sensitive skin care products to avoid skin problems. Most people use sunscreen to allow them to stay in the sun longer without worry of skin damage. Some studies have reported there could be health concerns with the ingredients in sunscreen, out weighing the benefits of their skin protection. Many sunscreens include highly irritating ingredients. Of course, there are many types of sunscreen to choose from, with most people focusing on the higher number SPF to maximize sun exposure. However, there is more to it than just the SPF number when it comes to choosing the best sensitive skin sunscreen.

Sun Protection Factor (SPF)

The SPF indicates the amount of protection a sunscreen offers against UVB, which is the ultraviolet radiation that causes sunburn. According to the American Cancer Society, sunscreen is recommended in order to prevent skin cancer, specifically squamous cell and basal cell carcinoma. The problem is that many sunscreens do not block the harmful rays of the sun known as UVA radiation. UVA may not cause sunburn but can harm the skin cells and increase the risk of skin cancer.

You can use higher sunscreen with high sun protection factors, but it still may not block these harmful rays. Many sun worshippers believe if they normally get sunburn in two hours, an SPF 20 sunscreen will help prevent sunburn for an extra 20 hours, or 20 times longer exposure.

Sensitive Skin Type Sunscreen UVA versus UVB Sunscreens

Most sunscreen either absorb ultraviolet light with a specific chemical or they block, reflect, scatter and absorb UV light. Rather than focusing only on the SPF to measure the effectiveness of the sunscreen for your skin, other factors should be considered.

  • How sensitive your skin is - As mentioned above, you're better off always choosing sensitive skin products, specially safe sensitive skin sunscreen, no matter what your skin type. Usually, these types of sunscreen contain titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, which are two very important ingredients in sunblock.
  • How often your apply it - If you apply the sunscreen in the morning and do not apply it after swimming or sweating, the protection is lost. Even if the product lists it as waterproof, it's important to re-apply it.
  • Active ingredients used - Certain ingredients such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide sunscreen are the healthy sunscreen active ingredients, while some others may be of concern. For example, PABA was found to increase DNA defects. Padimate O, oxybenzone, dioxybenzone and others have not be tested for safety. Zinc oxide has been shown to protect against skin tumors in mice.

  • FDA Label Regulations for Sunscreen

    The final FDA rules established in 2012 bans "waterproof" claims, instead products can claim water resistant up to 80 minutes of exposure. Also claims of protection over 2 hours are not allowed without specific approval.

    Ingredients in Sunscreen: What to Look For in Sensitive Skin Sunscreen

    The two main ingredients in sunscreen to look for are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. These offer broad-spectrum protection without potential harmful and irritating side effects. No matter what your skin type, choose a safe sensitive skin sunscreen that includes these two ingredients, but is free of parabens and other irritating ingredients. In other words, sunscreen should also be hypoallergenic, should not clog pores (noncomedogenic) and be considered as broad-spectrum, which means it protects againe UVA and UVB radiation.
    Remember to use a hat and do not expose your whole body for long periods to the sun without the right safe sensitive skin sunscreen.

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