More and more people are switching to mineral-based sunscreen due to the fact that it’s better for the skin, as well as being kinder to the environment. Unlike traditional chemical-based sunscreens that contain toxins that are absorbed into the skin and consequently, the bloodstream, mineral-based sunscreen utilizes Zinc Oxide to protect against UV light damage.
So, if you’re someone who’s realized that mineral sunscreen is the best sunscreen for your needs and you’ve taken the plunge and bought some, you might have noticed that it looks and feels different to your old sunscreen. Well, that’s because it works differently and it contains very different compounds and as such, it needs to be applied differently.
An Invisible Shield on the Skin
Whether you’ve bought mineral sunscreen for kids, mineral sunscreen sticks or mineral baby sunscreen, it will protect you from UV rays by sitting on the surface of your skin and reflecting the sun’s rays away. Traditional mineral sunscreens have a white cast due to the minerals used to protect your skin. However, Blue Lizard’s mineral sunscreens use new technology to rub in smooth and dry clear.
How to Apply Mineral Sunscreen
So, how exactly should you be applying the best sunscreen on the market? It takes one ounce of sunscreen to cover the entire body: a half teaspoon for your face, a half teaspoon for each arm, two teaspoons for your torso and back and one teaspoon for each leg. You should adjust the amount based on your body side.
When you apply Blue Lizard’s mineral-based sunscreens, they’ll initially appear white on your skin. After you rub it onto your skin, you’ll find that this will fade and be replaced by a sheen.
This sheen is a good sign, as it means that your sunscreen or sunscreen sticks are already protecting you and when this sheen starts to disappear, it’s an indication that it’s time to re-apply. This is particularly useful for parents using mineral sunscreen for kids, as it makes ensuring they’re protected that much easier.
You may find that your skin is too dry to apply mineral-based sunscreen properly, however, this is easily remedied. Simply apply some natural moisturizer to your skin beforehand and this should allow you to spread your sunscreen evenly across your skin.
Mineral-Based Sunscreen – A Superior Option
At Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, we have been creating mineral sunscreens for everyone to enjoy for over 20 years. The products we offer are ideal for anyone wanting to do their best for their family whilst doing their bit to protect the environment (as some chemical active ingredients used in sunscreens are believed to cause untold damage to our coral reefs).
If you’d like to find out more about us or our extensive range of mineral-based sunscreens, visit us online at www.bluelizardsunscreen.com today. If you have any trouble identifying the perfect product for your needs, give our friendly team a call on 800.877.8869 and they’ll guide you to your ideal mineral sunscreen choice.