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Best Sunscreen For Face - Best Sunscreen For Kids - Best Sunscreen For Sensitive Skin

Updated on May 26, 2011

Sunscreen has quickly become one of the most important creams on the planet. This revelation has been a quick one, coming in the wake of the climate crisis which has occupied many people's lives. The sun is powerful; the amount of energy it pumps every minute - or even every second - is more than enough to power the world. This power, like all power, comes with great responsibility. We have to respect it, even adhere to it.

Ever heard of UVA or UVB rays? The sun makes those.

UVA rays, as well as UVB rays, are ultra violet sun rays that damage our skin; they are the cause of age spots, wrinkles at an early age, as well as the biggest killer - skin cancer. The fact is is that skin is the biggest organ in the body (its everywhere on our body) and therefore it is the most susceptible to natural damage. The most naked, and most vulnerable, is the face; it is constantly under threat from the rays of the sun. If anything you need to learn what the best sunscreen for face is first, protect that, and then move on to the best sunscreens for the rest of the body.

I bet you're worried now. Don't worry - it's not a immediate problem. It's also a fixable problem. Learn the spf sunscreen, the best sunscreen clothing to wear, as well as the best sunscreen for kids and adults. Armed with the knowledge, you'll be able to face the sun.

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Time at the beach can be dangerous for the skin.  Make sure you have the correct level of SPF sunscreen.
Time at the beach can be dangerous for the skin. Make sure you have the correct level of SPF sunscreen. | Source

Best Sunscreen - Sensitive Skin

Many of us have sensitive skin. You know the type: the person who can never tan but who, after being in the sun for a short period of time, always burns. This unfortunately makes them the biggest victim of UVB rays because their skin has the least amount of natural protection. This unnatural balance one way requires you to tip it back the other way even strongly; in other words you have to get a much more powerful sunscreen to better protect yourself.

The best sunscreen for someone with sensitive skin, therefore, is a high SPF sunscreen. SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. The actual level of SPF sunscreen doesn't change what each sunscreen is made of; all of the best sunscreens are made of the same ingredients. What does mean is that an higher SPF sunscreen will delay the onset of burn longer than a lower SPF.

For example:

Imagine you have someone who burns relatively quickly - say, 20 minutes. If this person put on a sunscreen that has an SPF of 15 they would burn in 15 times more minutes. All the SPF level means is how much longer that delay will be.

Therefore if you have really sensitive skin and you burn in only a few minutes - and this does happen - you will need a much higher SPF sunscreen. The best sunscreens come in a range of SPF's, from 15 all the way up to 60. Choose wisely.

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If you are spending a lot of time outside make sure you lather up with the best sunscreen.
If you are spending a lot of time outside make sure you lather up with the best sunscreen. | Source

How Sunscreen Works

When you apply sunscreen to your face, as well as other parts of the body, you allow the ingredients of the sunscreen - like the zinc oxide - to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin.

This inadvertently protects the upper layers of the skin which are most vulnerable to the rays of the sun.

Best Sunscreen For Face

Like mentioned above the face is the most open source of skin on the body. It is also the most sensitive and the most important to protect. With this is mind it is important that you pick the best sunscreen for your face; it doesn't matter as much for your legs or arms - as those can be easily covered and usually have more durable skin - but for your face you need to know the details of sunscreen.

In other words you need to know how to choose the best sunscreens.

The best sunscreens contain ingredients which directly fight the damage UVA and UVB rays can deliver. These kind of sunscreens don't have an extra ingrediants such as tanning oil, or slowing of aging promises; they promise just one thing - to protect you from the rays of the sun. And this what you want. You want a sunscreen which will fully protect you.

Look for the following characteristics to find the best sunscreen:

  • Look for a sunscreen that contains zinc oxide, avobenzene and titanium dioxide. These are ingredients that directly protect you from the UVB and UVA rays.
  • Meroxly sunscreen.
  • A+ sunscreen. This is one of the best sunscreens for water use.
  • For dry skin get an SPF sunscreen that is at least 30.
  • For oily skin you don't need to worry as much, as you already have some protection. Recommended is an SPF of 15 that is water proof.
  • Make sure, for the face, that you have a sunscreen with as SPF of at least 30.
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The sun is powerful.  Be wary.
The sun is powerful. Be wary. | Source

Best Sunscreen For Kids

Kids, especially young kids, have very sensitive skin. Therefore the sunscreen they use should be the best sunscreen you can find; the skin on children is very vulnerable to the rays of the sun and, although you may not notice any damage early on, it can affect them later in life. It is very important that you provide the best sunscreen not just for yourself, but for your children as well.

Keep the following things in mind when buying sunscreen for your kids:

  • Make sure the sunscreen protects from both UVA and UVB rays (see above for more information),
  • Use a high SPF sunscreen. Remember their skin is more sensitive than yours so take that into consideration.
  • Make sure it is water-resistant.
  • Free from any unnecessary additives.
  • For convenience make sure it comes in something your child can easily use.
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