Monday, January 9, 2017

Tips for Choosing the Right Sunscreen

The skin is the human body's largest organ. Great care must be taken to prevent it from becoming damaged from prolonged exposure to the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays. Skin cancer is a very real possibility for people who leave their skin exposed to the sun on a regular basis. Even people who are not in the sun often can suffer painful burns if they neglect to properly protect their skin. It is very important that you educate yourself about the various types of sunscreen. Here are some important details you will need to consider when you are shopping for sunscreen.

1. How powerful is the sunscreen?
You may have noticed that there are many different types of sunscreen. Some of them block much more of the sun than others. It is crucial that you are aware of this. Otherwise, you might buy a sunscreen that you think provides much more protection than it actually does. You need to pay very close attention to the sun protection factor (SPF) that is listed on the label of every brand of sunscreen. This will tell you very definitively how much that particular type of sunscreen will protect you. People who have very fair skin and who burn easily should definitely buy a brand of sunscreen that contains a high SPF.

2. What type of chemicals were used to make the sunscreen?
You need to be aware of the chemicals you are putting on your skin when you use sunscreen. Ideally, you need to find an organic sunscreen that is made with ingredients that are all-natural. This will be much healthier for your skin in the long run. Using a traditional sunscreen occasionally will not hurt your skin. However, you should not make a habit of it. Buy an all-natural sunscreen if you are going to be using it more than once each week.

3. Make sure that the sunscreen you choose is waterproof.
One of the biggest issues for many sunscreens is the fact that they will quickly wash off your body if you go swimming or start to sweat from exercising or from simply being in the hot sun. Obviously, your skin will not be properly protected if it washes off your body. Therefore, you must be sure to read the label to be certain that any reef safe sunscreen you buy is waterproof and will not be easily washed off.





20 comments:

Karissa @WithOurBest said...

I am all about organic sunscreen. I am so much more aware of what I put into my body these days!

Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz said...

These are all great tips for choosing the right sunscreen. We have to use sunscreen all year here in Florida.

Claudia Krusch said...

It is so important to wear sunscreen all year long. I know a lot of people that only use it in the summer. You can get a burn anytime of the year.

Dogvills said...

I love using organic products. Yup, they are a bit more pricey, but they are definitely safer for your skin. Great tips!

Rebecca Swenor said...

These are great tips for choosing the right sunscreen. I have never used organic sunscreen before but will be checking it out for sure. It is so important to use sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful sun ray. Thanks for sharing the tips.

Kathy BP said...

These are all such great tips. I'm always careful with the sunscreen that I chose. I do burn easily, so I need something that will really work for me.

Kelly Hutchinson said...

I always make sure my sunscreen is waterproof. I must admit, I do not always look at the chemicals in it. I need to change that.

Eloise Maoudj-Riley said...

those are great tips when looking for a good brand of sun screen (which everyone needs!) I'll be sure to follow your tips soon enough when it's needed... Right now I'm pretty covered with winter gear on!

Echo A said...

These are great tips! Choosing the right sunscreen is so important. Especially when you and/or your kids have sensitive skin!

Debra Schroeder said...

I'm a big fan of organic sunscreen where possible. But I will also use zinc oxide because it blocks the rays.

My Teen Guide said...

What a brilliant tips! We should choosing the right sun screen like me cause of my sensitive skin.

Michelle Waller said...

We are heading to the beach soon, and it is hard to find a good sunscreen for my children. I am going to have to check these out.

Gabriel Bregg said...

Most people don't think about sunscreen in the winter, good to see you are on top of it.

Ricci said...

Sunscreen is a must for me any time of the year. I make sure all my moisturizers and makeup have it!!

The Cubicle Chick said...

Good tips. Im looking for a good sunscreen for my face. I don't wear it and I really need to start. - yolonda

Maria Han said...

Absolutely sounds good to me, I didn't wearing sunblock but I think I need it to my skin, Thanks for the tips.

Lynndee said...

I always choose SPF 30 when I buy sunscreen, but honestly, I've never paid attention to the chemicals used. Thanks for the tips!

Rika Agustini said...

Thanks for sharing these useful tips.. Summer is coming up soon, i always buy high SPF to protect my skin.

Kendall Rayburn said...

Great tips! Sunscreen is always so tricky to purchase! SPF is what I look out for!

Deborah Cruz said...

Great tips just one more that needs to be included, Reapply! A couple years ago we were in Maine at the beach and the girls kept jumping into the ocean before the sunscreen was dry. First and worst burn ever. They will never not let the sunscreen dry ever again. Lesson learned.

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