When it comes to protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays, sunscreen is an essential to have in any skincare routine. However with so many options available, it is important to understand the differences between them to find the best one for you. In this article, we will cover the most popular kinds of sunscreen, mineral and chemical, their differences, and what may make one of them better for you! 

Starting with mineral sunscreen, they are also known as physical sunscreens. They utilize natural minerals such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide as active ingredients. Together, they form a physical barrier on the skin which reflects and scatters UV rays. 

On the other side, chemical sunscreens, also known as organic sunscreens, contain various synthetic compounds such as avobenzone. These actively absorb UV rays and convert them into heat which is released. They tend to be lighter on the skin and easily blend in.  

We hope you found this first part about the different kinds of sunscreen and what they do to be insightful for your own skin health! At The Only Facial, we pride ourselves on offering just one facial, the one tailored just for you. With our multistep experience curated to your unique skin type, conditions, and concerns, we think of ourselves as more than just a facial spa, but rather as an experience for lasting beautiful skin. Give us a call or visit one of our numerous locations in Missouri and Texas to book your appointment and find custom skincare for you today!