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Mineral Sunscreen FAQs || are mineral sunscreens really better, why are mineral sunscreens environmentally friendly, how to fix pilling sunscreen

Mineral Sunscreen FAQs: All Your Burning Questions Answered

Many dermatologists recommend using a mineral sunscreen for daily use. But what's in a mineral sunscreen in the first place, how do mineral sunscreens work, and what are the benefits of mineral sunscreens? Get all your questions answered here.

Amidst an ongoing debate between chemical and physical sunscreens, it can be easy to get lost. Are mineral sunscreens really better than their chemical counterparts? Why are mineral sunscreens environmentally friendly? And, is there an answer for how to fix pilling sunscreen? In this blog post, we aim to explore these burning questions surrounding mineral sunscreens, so hang on and let’s dive in.

Common Questions About Mineral Sunscreen:

#1: Are Mineral Sunscreens Really Better?

It’s a long-debated topic, mineral vs chemical sunscreens. Unlike chemical sunscreens, which absorb UV rays and convert them into heat, mineral sunscreens start protecting the skin as soon as they are applied. Additionally, mineral sunscreens are generally considered gentler on the skin, making them suitable for individuals with sensitive skin or allergies. These reasons are why your dermatologist will probably recommend you use mineral sunscreens.

#2: Why Are Mineral Sunscreens Environmentally Friendly?

Mineral sunscreens have gained recognition for their eco-friendliness. Here are a few reasons why:

 biodegradability  mineral sunscreens (particularly non-nano mineral-based sunscreens) are composed of naturally occurring minerals that do not harm marine life or pollute water bodies.
reef-safe chemical sunscreens are known for containing a number of harmful chemicals, particularly oxybenzone & octinoxate, have been linked to coral bleaching and damage to marine ecosystems. Mineral sunscreens don't contain these ingredients.
sustainable sourcing the key ingredients in mineral sunscreens, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, can be (and usually are) sourced sustainably.


#3: I Like Mineral Sunscreens, But How Do I Avoid Pilling?

Pilling, the formation of small clumps or balls when applying sunscreen, can be extremely frustrating. However, there are a few tips to help you prevent or fix this issue; in fact, we have a whole blog about it! Check it out here: Why Is My Sunscreen Pilling? (& How To Prevent It)

#4: Why Do Mineral Sunscreens Leave a White Cast?

One common concern with mineral sunscreens is the potential for leaving a white cast on the skin, particularly for individuals with darker skin tones. While it is true that some mineral sunscreens may initially appear white, many brands have developed improved formulations that minimize this issue. 

Blending the sunscreen thoroughly into the skin and allowing it to absorb for a few minutes can help reduce the visibility of any white residue.

#5: Are Mineral Sunscreens for All Skin Types?

Mineral sunscreens are generally considered suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and acne-prone skin. The natural ingredients in mineral sunscreens, such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, are less likely to cause irritation or trigger allergic reactions compared to the chemicals found in some chemical sunscreens.

The Gentle Facial Sunscreen You Can Wear All Day, Every Day

Here at Rejuvaskin, we’ve developed a light, non-greasy facial sunscreen you’ll be proud to wear – all day long. And, since it’s recommended to wear facial sunscreen daily, this product will tick that box, easily. So, grab a bottle of our Mineral Facial Sunscreen and protect your skin today!

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