Sunshine has a wonderful effect on our mood and energy. It reduces the risk of several cancers and is proven to help many other diseases and health concerns. However, between holes in the ozone and solar flares, we find ourselves needing more protection than ever. New innovations have made it possible to enjoy the sun guilt-free, in moderation of course. When choosing sun protection it is important to choose a Physical sunblock rather than a Chemical sunscreen.
A physical sunblock does not penetrate into the skin and therefore does not clog the pores. Physical sunblocks such as Zinc Oxide work by reflecting the light particles up and out of the skin so there is no absorption of energy, no inflammation and no clogging of pores that can lead to a breakout.
Chemical sunscreens on the other hand penetrate the skin which can lead to clogged pores and breakouts. They also allow light particles into the skin before they are destroyed. . A study done several years ago showed that 10 minutes of sun exposure on unprotected skin resulted in less inflammation after one hour than skin exposed to 10 minutes with artificial sunscreens used. This occurs because these artificial sunscreens become their own source of free radicals after they are hit by the sun. This can cause inflammation as well as breakouts.
Recommend product: Osmosis Shelter SPF 29+. Shelter provides broad spectrum protection, antioxidants and moisturizers the skin. Shelter uses the most advanced topical sunblock, silica-coated zinc (18%), which blocks both UVA and UVB wavelengths.