Summertime is here, and with so many family-friendly outdoor activities available, it’s time to protect yourself and your family against potential sun damage.
Sunscreen is usually the first line of defense when it comes to sun protection, but with so many options, which should you use?
Physical sunscreens (sometimes referred to as inorganic sunscreens) use physical UV filters and protect your skin by deflecting or blocking the sun’s rays.
Chemical sunscreens (or organic sunscreens) use chemical UV filters and protect your skin by absorbing the sun’s rays.
Most dermatologists recommend sunscreens with SPF 30 for the average person, as those with a higher SPF do not provide a significant increase in protection.
For more information, check out EWG’s guide for the best and safest sunscreens.
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