Know What to Use For Skin Care

Chemical based sunscreen gets absorbed into the skin while mineral based sunscreen works like a shield on the surface of the skin.

Sunscreens are designed to protect you from the harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. These rays can harm your skin cells and expose you to a variety of skin diseases, including sunburn, skin cancer and premature ageing. While choosing a good sunscreen, make sure the product has more than SPF 30, as a skin care item with higher SPF gives better protection against UV rays.

There are two types of sunscreen products available in the market. One is mineral based and the other one is chemical based. Mineral sunscreen is referred to as organic, while chemical sunscreen is referred to as inorganic. Dr Sushma Yadav, dermatologist, cosmetologist, hair transplant surgeon and founder of Skinology, Bengaluru, has recently shared some advantages and disadvantages for both types of sunscreen lotions and creams.

According to dermatologists and skincare experts, chemical sunscreens have active ingredients such as avobenzone, octinoxate and oxybenzone, whereas mineral sunscreens contain titanium dioxide and zinc oxide.

Both types of products react differently on the skin. Chemical based sunscreen gets absorbed into the skin while mineral based sunscreen work like a shield on the surface of the skin.

Mineral sunscreen products are better suited for those with sensitive or acne-prone skin, according to experts.

Pros and Cons of Mineral based sunscreens

Mineral based sunscreen provides protection from both UVA and UVB radiation. If you have sensitive skin, then this will be helpful as it won’t clog your skin pores. It continues to remain effective for a longer period if your skin isn’t damp from sweat.

Mineral based sunscreen needs to be applied frequently and it may create a white cast on people with dark skin tones. It can also

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The fall and summer months bring about changes in the season, as well as changes in human skin.

Brooklyn Garrison, an esthetician for the Skin Spa and Boutique, normally sees clients dealing with dry skin during cooler seasons, while the hotter months bring on more acne and skin prone to oiliness.

Garrison said that finding and keeping up with skin care products that match the person’s skin type is a good way to maintain skin care.

To help find that “perfect” product, she recommends setting up a consultation with an esthetician. Consults are for anyone dealing with a skin issue, such as sun spots, dryness, acne, oiliness, etc. She especially advises this for anyone who doesn’t know where to start, to help point the patron in the right direction.

For people wanting to be proactive with their skin care, cleansers for acne can be purchased, but users need to be wary of certain products. Some items, such as facial scrubbing cleansers, can do more harm than good. Garrison said facial scrubs can be too rough and potentially cause damage to the skin barrier, which will bring more inflammation to surface.

Due to the inflammation caused by acne, she said, calming products need to be incorporated to help keep irritation down. Garrison said the skin needs to be calmed first, then the person can start the rest of the skin care process.

During the summer season, Garrison said, individuals with oily and acne-prone skin need to be adamant about their care routines. Keeping faces washed and watching out for products that are thicker and oiler are also among the proactive methods that can be taken. For people who have more oily skin, facial blotting or oil-absorbing sheets can be helpful, she said.

No matter what kind skin type or issue

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