What is Mineral Sunscreen & How is it better than Chemical Sunscreen? Know the difference!

You've booked the tickets for your dream vacation to the Maldives, and all you can think about is beautiful clear beaches, with cosy huts to relax, and cute outfits while you take a dive. But there's one more thing you need to include in your essentials; sunscreen! 

This article will explain the differences between mineral sunscreen and chemical sunscreen and recommend which formulas are best for your skin type. We'll also introduce you to our new DeBelle Mineral Sunscreen with SPF 50+++, which we believe deserves a spot in your daily skin-care routine. Continue reading to learn more about the differences between chemical and physical sunscreens and the benefits of each.

What is Mineral Sunscreen?

Mineral sunscreens work by forming a shield on top of the skin. They deflect harmful UV rays away from the skin. Mineral sunscreen, instead of chemical sunscreen, contains active mineral ingredients such as titanium dioxide or zinc oxide. Mineral sunscreens containing ingredients such as titanium dioxide or zinc oxide physically block ultraviolet radiation. This is why they are also known as physical sunscreens or sunblocks.

What Is Chemical Sunscreen? Mineral Sunscreen vs Chemical Sunscreen

Chemical sunscreens are products that use chemical filters to protect the skin from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays. While many chemicals provide sun protection, oxybenzone, avobenzone, octinoxate, and octisalate are the most commonly used chemical SPF ingredients.

These difficult-to-pronounce ingredients absorb UV radiation before reaching your skin, acting like a sponge. While chemical sunscreens are widely available and have a variety of benefits, they are not appropriate for everyone. 

However, some chemical sunscreens can cause skin irritation, especially in people with sensitive or acne-prone skin, which is one of the primary reasons you would want to switch to a mineral sunscreen. But there are more than one reasons why mineral sunscreen is better than chemical sunscreen.

Mineral Sunscreen vs Chemical Sunscreen 

1. Mineral sunscreen is gentle Mineral Sunscreen vs Chemical Sunscreen

Mineral sunscreens are generally well-tolerated by people with sensitive skin because their ingredients are not absorbed into the skin. Physical filters in mineral sunscreens, on the other hand, sit on the skin's surface and act as a screen, deflecting UV radiation. Because their ingredients penetrate the epidermis, chemical sunscreens can cause photo-allergic contact dermatitis.

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2. Mineral sunscreen provides instant protection! Mineral Sunscreen vs Chemical Sunscreen

Chemical sunscreens take 20 to 30 minutes to start working because they must be absorbed into the skin. That means you should stay inside after applying sunscreen until it becomes effective or risk sunburn and photoaging. On the other hand, Mineral sunscreens protect the skin by physically blocking the sun's rays, which means they work immediately after application.

3. Mineral sunscreens don't aggravate acne Mineral Sunscreen vs Chemical Sunscreen

Many people who suffer from acne or blemishes avoid using sunscreen for fear of exacerbating their conditions. This isn't without reason, as chemical sunscreens can aggravate breakouts while mineral formulas can clog pores and cause pimples.

To avoid this problem, look for the phrase "non-comedogenic" on the label of your mineral sunscreen. DeBelle Mineral Sunscreen is non-comedogenic and has a lightweight texture. 

Reasons to pick the DeBelle Mineral Sunscreen SPF50+++ Mineral Sunscreen vs Chemical Sunscreen

- Enriched with Vitamin C and Zinc: It is an oxybenzone free, protective, broad-spectrum sunscreen that safeguards your skin from the sun's harsh UVA and UVB rays with its SPF of 50+++.

- This sunscreen blends effortlessly into the skin, leaving no white cast. Its water-resistant formulation keeps your skin protected in humid conditions. 

- Keep your skin youthful: This vitamin C enriched formula aids in reducing the signs of ageing while imparting a natural glow on your skin. 

- Suitable for all skin types: It's a non-comedogenic sunscreen ideal for all skin types, including sensitive & acne-prone skin.  

- Super gentle formula: The mild, non-comedogenic formula is soft, making it an excellent pick for those with sensitive or blemish-prone skin, and can be used as the last step in your daily skincare routine for lasting sun protection.

To sum up | Mineral Sunscreen vs Chemical Sunscreen 

Sunscreen is a must-have for everyone, whether you live in India or going on a vacation to the Maldives. Unprotected sun exposure can harm your skin in as little as 15 minutes and is linked to the vast majority of facial skin ageing over time.

In other words, if you want your skin to look youthful and healthy, you must wear sunscreen every single day. So add the DeBelle Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50+++ to your cart and have fun in the sun without any worry! #FaceTheSunshine

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