Which Sunscreen is Right for You?

May 18, 2011 | By | Comments (0)

Though you no doubt wear sunscreen year-round (right?), it's especially important to wear it during the spring and summer when you're spending more time outside. But how do you know which one is best for your skin? The key might be in the active ingredients.

 

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The two most common ingredients are avobenzone and either zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Avobenzone actually absorbs the sun's rays and prevents them from damaging the skin. It's a good option for most skin types. Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, on the other hand, actually help reflect the rays from the skin; meaning they might be a better option for those with sensitive skin.

 

Keep reading for more information on what to look for in a sunscreen.

 

Do you wear sunscreen everyday?

 

Related:

The Best Sunscreens (and Summer Skincare Tips) 

23 Ways to Beat the Heat

6 New Innovative Sunscreens 

 

 

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