Getting Closer to Physical Sunscreen

Sunscreen or commonly known as sunscreen is a facial care product that plays an important role in protecting the skin from the adverse effects of sun exposure.

So this product must be used for those of you who live in a country that has intense exposure to hot sunlight like Indonesia.

Because if you don’t use sunscreen when doing activities during the day, your skin can experience various problems and can even cause skin cancer, you know.

There are two types of sunscreens circulating in the community, namely chemical sunscreens and physical sunscreens. Both are equally good for use on the skin to ward off sun exposure.

However, this time we will explain what a physical sunscreen is so that you understand more about this product!

How Physical Sunscreens Work

How physical sunscreen works
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For beginners, maybe you will be a little confused about the types of sunscreen that are circulating in the community. Now, to find out more about the various types of sunscreen, you can listen to the explanation with this physical sunscreen.

Physical sunscreen which has another name inorganic sunscreen or sunblock. These products work by creating a physical barrier on the skin that protects it from the sun.

Reporting from Heathline, this sunscreen protects the skin by absorbing up to 95% of light, so it is effective enough for everyday use.

Sunscreen content

Sunscreen content
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An easy way to find out if your sunscreen is physical or not, you can see it from the UV filter content in it. Based on the narrative of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), physical sunscreen products are products that contain Titanium dioxide or Zinc oxide.

Outside of these ingredients, your sunscreen is definitely not included in the physical sunscreen.

Color and Texture

Color and texture
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This type of sunscreen is known to offer complete protection, namely from UVA and UVB exposure and is classified as more stable so there is no need to bother re-applying it many times, but this type of sunscreen has several drawbacks.

Reporting from Healthline, physical sunscreens usually feel a bit heavy and difficult to blend when used and leave a white layer on the skin (white cast).

Potential Irritation or Allergies

Potential irritation
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If you have sensitive skin, this type of sunscreen is for you. Because more physical sunscreens tend to be more tolerated by all skin types.

Because the content of UV filters in physical sunscreens generally does not have the potential to cause allergies and irritation to the skin compared to some of the contents of UV filters in chemical sunscreens.

So, those are some facts you need to know about physical sunscreens so you can get to know more about this type of sunscreen. So you can choose which type of sunscreen is more suitable for you to use.

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