So, these filters are safe and better alternatives to harmful chemical sunscreen
filter like PABA that is being used in industries.
For people with sensitive skin consider a mineral only (physical sunscreen) rather than a chemical sunscreen
. These tend to be better tolerated than the chemical sunscreens
for those individuals.
For babies less than six months old, the sun barrier should be zinc oxide rather than a chemical sunscreen
. Reapply frequently, including under clothing.
Whether you choose a physical or chemical sunscreen
, your choice should have broad spectrum protection, meaning it protects against both UVA and UVB radiation.
* A second site received UVR with a chemical sunscreen
on the skin, and
The report included sunscreens labeled SPF 30 or higher, with a recommendation of buying a chemical sunscreen
with an SPF of 40 or higher.
A chemical sunscreen
is usually a cocktail of several ingredients such as avobenzone, oxybenzone, octinoxate, homosalate, helioplex, etc.
Acidified quinine sulfate was the first substance utilized for this purpose by Widmard in 1889, and, in 1891, Hammer incorporated this substance in lotions and ointments, thus creating the first chemical sunscreen
Octinoxate, octocrylene and a few other alphabet stews common to chemical sunscreen
have also been found to be toxic to coral.
acts like a sponge, absorbing UV rays and dissolving them in the heat while mineral sunscreens act like blockers, reflecting radiation like a mirror, says Dr Noor Almaani, dermatologist at The Private Clinic, Harley Street, London.
Which is better - mineral or chemical sunscreen
? Chemical sunscreen
acts like a sponge, absorbing UV rays and dissolving them in the heat while mineral sunscreens act like physical blockers, reflecting this radiation like a mirror, said Dr Noor Almaani, dermatologist at The Private Clinic, Harley Street, London.
We should also be aware that the use of chemical sunscreen
products is strongly linked to the rising incidence of skin cancer.