My body won’t be able to process vitamin D

Some people believe that if they wear sunscreen, it will lead to a Vitamin D deficiency because the lotion prevents your skin from absorbing the sun’s rays. Wearing sunscreen does not completely block the sun’s rays or prevent blockage of Vitamin D. If you’re concerned that you won’t be getting a sufficient amount of Vitamin D from the sun, you can add Vitamin D rich foods such as salmon, egg yolk and fortified milk to your diet. Vitamin D supplements may also be an option for you. This is the safest way to get Vitamin D.

My makeup already includes SPF

Some makeup contains SPF, but most people don’t wear enough foundation or SPF makeup to have complete skin protection. A lot of these types of cosmetics don’t contain sufficient SPF, such as SPF 30 or higher. Most only offer SPF 15. And when people put makeup on, they don’t apply it to the rest of the body.

Broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher is recommend in addition to your cosmetics. Broad spectrum means that the product will protect your skin from both UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays can cause premature aging of your skin. UVB rays are responsible for sunburn and sun damage. Both UVA and UVB rays can lead to developing skin cancer.

Sunscreens are sticky and smelly

There are many options when it comes to choosing a sunscreen. There are options that aren’t smelly and gooey. Sunscreens that contain ingredients including zinc tend to be lighter and less sticky feeling.

The chemicals in sunscreen are dangerous

There is no scientific study that proves a link between sunscreen ingredients and health concerns. However, there are studies that show that unprotected skin can develop cancer.

It gets into my eyes when I work out
You should always apply sunscreen to your face and body when exercising outdoors. It’s important to avoid sunscreen in your eye or too close to your eye. Sunblock sticks can be very helpful when applying protection to your face, especially around the eye area. These formulations stay put when you’re active and won’t drip into your eye.

I breakout when I apply sunscreen to my face

If you have acne or are prone to pimples, choose a product that won’t clog your pores. Waterproof chemicals tend to seal in oils and sweat which can lead to pimples and breakouts. Sunscreen that contain chemicals are more likely to irritate the skin. There are many non-waterproof, mineral-based sunscreens that contain zinc and titanium dioxide that won’t clog your pores or irritate your skin.

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