Sunblock lotions

Sunblock lotions should invariably be included in your everyday personal care items, to use year round on a daily basis.

Daily use of sunblocksDaily sunblock use recommended

Sunblocks, as opposed to sunscreens, are generally regarded in the industry as having a physical sunscreen ingredient present. 

This means either of the mineral sunblock ingredients Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide will have been included as the active ingredient.

To make a lotion, as opposed to a sun cream, mostly requires the formula to be relatively light and easy to apply to meet with expectations. This can be a challenge for a mineral based sunblock.  

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Quality protection from sunblock lotions

Sun protectionUV ray protection for our skin layers

The great thing about all those sunblocks containing one of these mineral sunblock ingredients, especially if zinc oxide, is that they will have excellent broad spectrum protection.

Ideally, they are not only formulated to combat the damaging effects of both A and B ultraviolet rays, but they can be ideal for keeping your skin moisturized and nourished just like a regular body lotion.

Using sunblock products that are formulated in this way allows for easier application too.

Sunblock lotion use all year round

UVA on a Cloudy dayUVA penetrates even on a Cloudy day

Sun care shouldn't just be practiced during the summer while out on the beach, hiking in the mountains, or picnicking with the family.

There are 2 aspects about the sun's UVA rays that many people fail to realize:

  • UV damage to the skin can occur all year-round.
    Anytime the sun is shining, whether it's fall or even on a cloudy day in the winter, ultraviolet rays are still making their way to your skin.
  • UVA rays penetrate your skin deeper than UVB rays.
    Because they are longer than UVB rays, UVA rays penetrate clouds as well as glass and so will reach your skin on overcast days or when you are behind a car window or indoors by a window.

Choosing quality sunblock lotions

Baobab fruit for quality oilBaobab fruit provides quality oil for skin care

Besides looking for a mineral based sunblock for blocking UVA and UVB rays, look for those containing essential skin moisturizing properties such as:

  • olive oil
  • baobab oil
  • coconut oil
  • avocado oil
  • shea butter
  • mango butter

Plus skin nourishing items such as antioxidants and plant extracts

And always good are the vitamins B5, C, D and E

Pricing, as usual, varies with the quality. The trick is to find a sunblock that has no toxic chemicals or preservatives, is wholly natural and contains skin boosting qualities with such things as organic botanicals and vitamins.

Be sure not to skimp on quality in order to save a few dollars, but look for top brands at good prices.

Generic lotions can still be fairly effective but make it a point to read the labels and make sure the ingredients themselves prove that the product is capable of offering adequate protection as well as nourishment.

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