The Pros and Cons of Chemical and Mineral Sunscreens: Choosing the Right Type for Your Skin

2023-06-05 21:01:55

[오늘의 건강] Types of sunscreen and their pros and cons

Sunscreen is largely divided into chemical (organic) and mineral (inorganic) depending on how it works. [사진=클립아트코리아]

While the whole country is generally sunny, the metropolitan area and Yeongseo, Gangwon-do will be cloudy at times. The minimum temperature in the morning was predicted to be 14 to 21 degrees, and the highest temperature during the day was 22 to 30 degrees.

☞Today’s health = It’s the season when the sunlight becomes intense. Sunscreen, which protects the skin from UV rays, should be taken throughout the year, but these days, it is the time to apply it more meticulously. So, which sunscreen is right for me? Learn about the types and characteristics of sunscreen.

Sunscreen is largely divided into chemical (organic) and mineral (inorganic) depending on how it works. First, chemical sunscreen absorbs UV rays and then converts them into heat through a chemical reaction. Heat is naturally dissipated from the skin. It has the advantage of being easy to apply as it does not push or whiten, but it can cause an allergic reaction on sensitive skin.

Mineral sunscreen creates a physical protective film on the skin surface through ingredients such as zinc oxide and titanium oxide. Even children or people with sensitive skin can use it safely. Unlike chemical sunscreens that take 20 to 30 minutes to be absorbed into the skin, it provides immediate protection. However, it is a bit difficult to apply and may cause a white cast that stains the skin.

Sunscreen should be applied carefully to sun-exposed areas by taking the amount of a fingertip. Ears, neck, lips, hands and feet are easy to miss, so be careful not to forget them. In particular, it is important to reapply sunscreen after playing in the water because it is easy to erase, and it is usually good to reapply PA+, SPF 15 sunscreen every 2 hours.

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