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What Is The Right Sunscreen For You?

Ensuring effective sun protection is essential for every skincare regimen, regardless of skin type, concerns, or daily activities. UV ray exposure is responsible for various skin issues, ranging from minor concerns like dark spots and wrinkles to serious conditions such as skin cancer.

However, selecting the appropriate sunscreen is a personal matter, as what suits one individual may not necessarily suit another.

When deciding on the ideal sunscreen for your skin, ponder these three crucial questions:

1. What is your skin type?

2. Do you have skin concerns?

3. What type of lifestyle do you lead?

Finding the “right” sunscreen is subjective – what may work for one patient, may not work for another.

Which sunscreen is right for you?
ZO Skinhealth Sunscreens

Chemical vs Physical Sunscreen Explained:

Chemical sunscreens work by absorbing UV rays and transforming them into heat, which is then released from the skin. On the other hand, physical sunscreens create a protective barrier on the skin's surface that reflects and scatters UV rays away from the skin. So, while chemical sunscreens soak up the sun's rays, physical sunscreens act more like a shield, bouncing them off your skin.

Why Medical Grade Skincare and Sunscreen Specifically Is Important:

Medical grade sunscreens are an excellent option at making sure you protect your skin AND do something beneficial long term.

Medical-grade sunscreens typically undergo more rigorous testing and adhere to higher standards compared to over-the-counter options. They often contain a higher concentration of active ingredients, providing more effective protection against harmful UV rays. Additionally, medical-grade sunscreens are often formulated with advanced technologies and ingredients that cater to specific skin types and concerns. These products are often recommended or prescribed by dermatologists for their superior efficacy and reliability.

Our Favorite Sunscreens AND Why:

ZO SkinHealth Smart Tone Broad-Spectrum SPF 50

Another chemical sunscreen, but with a unique tint that customizes to your skin tone. Customizable color beads allow it to blend seamlessly into any skin tone, while inhibiting the appearance of skin redness. Skincare minimalists that want a worry-free application will enjoy this adaptive option.

Sunscreen + Primer Broad-Spectrum SPF 30

Makeup lovers rejoice in this sunscreen’s smooth application that helps enhance their makeup application. Sunscreen + Primer provides a universal tint and a silky matte finish that blurs skin imperfections for a smoother application.

Sunscreen + Powder Broad-Spectrum SPF 45

Powder sunscreens are an effective alternative to liquid sunscreens; they usually reduce shine and are optimal for reapplication throughout the day. ZO's Sunscreen+ Powder contains oil-absorbing properties and light-reflecting particles to reduce unwanted surface oils and provide a luminous, matte finish that is suitable for all skin types. A soft, unique brush design allows for a smooth application and effortless airbrushed results wherever you go—reapplying sunscreen has never been easier.


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