AT A GLANCE
WHAT IT ISFormulated with hyaluronic acid and shea butter, this mineral sunscreen hydrates and nourishes the skin leaving you with a matte finish.
WHAT IT DOESZinc Oxide sunscreen provides broad-spectrum SPF 30 protection from UV exposure and free radicals.
HOLY GRAIL PRODUCTSProtec Plus Mineral Sunscreen
With summer around the corner, it is important now more than ever to reach for that SPF you may have ignored through the winter. The sun is not the only thing putting harmful rays in our path. Our current lifestyle involves the usage of laptops, mobiles, and other screens that emit UV rays also. Using SPF is extremely necessary, irrespective of the weather and whether you venture out in the sun or not.
Once you hop onto the sunscreen squad, you will realize how much change sunscreen makes when used consistently. However, before all of that, which type of sunscreen should you be using? Now, that’s a million-dollar question. Lucky for you though, we have the answer. You should opt for a Mineral Sunscreen.
Why Mineral Sunscreen is Your Skin's Best Friend
One of the major benefits of mineral sunscreens is that they are safe for all skin types, especially if you have sensitive skin. Aside from providing sun protection, it also is easily applied and can be used on blemish and acne prone skin.
Mineral Sunscreen vs. Chemical Sunscreen: The Pros and Cons of Each
Mineral sunscreens consist of tiny particles that sit on your skin and physically prevent UV rays from penetrating your skin. Chemical sunscreen, on the other hand, absorbs the UV rays, reacts with them, and dissipates them as heat from the skin.
While the chemical sunscreens usually don’t leave a white cast, are easy to apply, and provide protection, they may not be suitable for all, especially people with sensitive or acne-prone skin, who are more prone to blemishes. In certain people, chemical sunscreens are known to aggravate melasma as well.
Mineral sunscreens are shown to be safe for people with melasma, children, and people with sensitive and/or acne-prone skin once it is applied correctly. Post-application, one needs to wait 20 minutes before venturing out in the sun.
How Mineral Sunscreen Can Help You Avoid Sunburn and Premature Aging
Since mineral sunscreens act as a shield between the UV rays and your skin, it provides protection from sunburns. Since UVA rays are a major contribution to signs of aging, applying a sunscreen that protects the skin from the rays even before they penetrate the skin is quite important to combat aging skin.
Beyond Sun Protection: The Added Skincare Benefits of Mineral Sunscreen
Apart from Zinc Oxide, many mineral sunscreens will also have ingredients that provide skincare benefits. For example, Sonage’s Protec Plus is formulated with hyaluronic acid and shea butter, so this mineral sunscreen hydrates and nourishes the skin leaving you with healthy-looking skin.
Say Goodbye to White Cast
Gone are the days when sunscreens are said to cast white cast. With more and more sunscreens being developed by keeping in mind the current generation's needs, mineral sunscreens don’t leave a white cast, and in many cases, they have a matte finish, which makes them great for wearing under makeup as well. Sonage’s Protec Plus does not leave a white cast on the skin.
Why Mineral is the More Sustainable Choice
The natural ingredients in mineral SPF, such as Zinc Oxide, are generally considered to be safer for the environment & are thought to be more eco-friendly than chemical sunscreen. Chemical sunscreens on the other hand may have harmful chemicals whose residue might harm marine life. Therefore, mineral sunscreen is a clearly more sustainable choice.
How Mineral Sunscreen Can Soothe and Protect Sensitive Skin
As we said earlier, mineral sunscreen acts as a barrier between your skin and the UV rays of the sun. Therefore it protects even the most sensitive skin easily. Additionally, when mineral sunscreens such as Sonage’s Protec Plus have ingredients like hyaluronic acid, shea butter, etc., they act as soothing agents for your sensitive skin.
Great for Active Lifestyles: How It Stays Put and Performs
Some mineral sunscreens offer water resistance for an hour or two before requiring reapplication. Opt for such a sunscreen, if you are into sports, athletics, swimming, or even in general, if you are a mover!
How to Choose the Right Mineral Sunscreen for Your Skin Type and Lifestyle
While choosing a sunscreen, look for broad-spectrum UV protection of at least SPF 30. Since you are going to be applying this regularly, you also need it to be lightweight and free of any toxic chemicals. Sunscreens like Protec Plus have nourishing elements, water resistance, and a matte finish. This helps you in having the best sun protection, irrespective of your lifestyle choices.
So, what are you waiting for? Pick your favorite sunscreen right away & keep your skin safe and protected.
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