How to Select the Best Sunscreen

Summer is fast approaching and, with it comes the dangers of too many ultraviolet rays. These ultraviolet rays have been known to cause skin cancer so, as a result it is important to wear the proper sun screen on all exposed parts of your body. This includes your face, arms, hands, and any other parts that may be exposed to direct sunlight. The problem is, however, many people do not know how to find the right sunscreen for their particular sun care needs. Here are just a few tips to help you choose the sunscreen that will work best for you.

One of the very first things that you need to do is look for a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher. The broad spectrum sunscreens protect you from a variety of different things including; UVA and UVB rays. They have also been proven to give you the most protection against ultraviolet rays.  The difference between UVA and UVB rays is that the UVB rays are the rays that cause you to burn and can cause skin rays while the UVA rays absorb into the skin and cause premature aging as well as wrinkles.

If you are going to be swimming then you need to be sure that the sunscreen that you choose is waterproof. This is also true if you are going to participate in any type of outdoor sport that will cause you to sweat heavily. It is true that the waterproof sunblock’s will protect you from the sun’s harmful rays longer but, you will still need to be sure that you are reapplying often to provide yourself with the maximum protection.

A final thing to consider when you are looking for the best sunscreen is to consider your particular skin type. Are you allergic to certain things? Is there certain ingredients in sun screens and lotions that you need to avoid? All of these and more need to be taken into consideration before choosing your sunscreen. There are various types of sun screens available including those for sensitive skin and oily skin.