Generally sunscreen or sun block is a lotion or oil that helps protects the skin from harmful ultraviolet radiation, premature aging, and skin cancer. It is usually in a cream or lotion that has a Sun Block Factor (SPF) rating. This SPF acts as a barrier against the invisible rays of the sun. The lower the number of the SPF is the less protection the sunscreen offers.
Organic sunscreens have various good sun blocking properties that are greatly beneficial for your skin. Besides the natural elements, organic creams also contain Benzophenone, para amino benzoic acid and zinc oxide. Applying sunscreen daily when you are outside will help reduce the chances of acquire serious skin damage. It will keep your skin smooth, soft, and retain its young appearance. Sunscreen will keep skin moisturized and prevent it from drying out and becoming chapped and rough. It should be used during all seasons, even the winter months.
There are multiple types of ultraviolet light rays that are harmful to the skin — UVA and UVB. Many sunscreens are designed to effectively block only one UVB rays, while UVA are actually the more dangerous type. It is a good idea to look for a sunscreen that is designed to block both types of rays. Sunscreens that contain the ingredients zinc oxide, ecamsule, or avobenzone are the best choices for full-spectrum protection.
The organic version of sunscreens work quite differently, they actually absorb the UV rays, by way of complex organic molecules that they are made up of. These molecules are photo protective, which means they actually block the UV rays from penetrating the skin to a degree.
Natural Skin and Beauty offers a sunscreen product with micronised zinc oxide as the only active ingredient. There will always be articles that claim that zinc could be unsafe. We can’t say it’s 100% safe (no product natural or chemical based can make this claim!). But it is the least toxic option that provides the greatest protection, next to covering up with clothing.