Physical or chemical photo protector?

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When summer arrives and the desire to go to the beach, we usually run to the nearest pharmacy to be supplied with what will become the photoprotection that accompanies us for the rest of the summer.

The first mistake we make, buy sunscreen only for the time when we expose ourselves to the sun. The sun king affects us 365 days of the year and we should use photoprotection every day, it should become one more step of our daily routine.

We may know the difference between photo protectors with physical or chemical filters but today we want to help you with this post with some of the basic characteristics that you should know when buying it.

Why use photo protector?

These are the ones that protect us from ultraviolet rays, both UVA and UVB. The UVB rays are those that produce burns on our skin and the UVA rays are those that penetrate our skin and those that produce photoaging on the skin and as a consequence wrinkles and loss of elasticity.

In addition, solar radiation also increases the likelihood of skin cancer, therefore, there are more than enough reasons to use photoresist every day if we want to look healthy and have healthy skin.

Physical photo protector

- They are the safest and recommended since they are not absorbed by the skin. - By themselves, they are more effective as they protect the entire solar spectrum, both UVA and UVB rays. - They are recommended for all skin types, especially sensitive ones. - With physical filters, your skin does not absorb radiation but reflects solar radiation like a mirror.

Chemical photo protector

- They have more risk of allergy since its components are absorbed by the skin. - Protects the skin by absorbing sunscreens. - It must be applied 30 minutes before sun exposure to exert their effect. - Negative effects at the hormone level.

Which one do we choose?

For our skin, it will be much more favorable to use sunscreens with the least amount of chemical filters since these can produce allergic reactions and this type of filters affects the marine ecosystem.