Sunburn without harmful substances remains an important topic every year around this time and we get a lot of questions about it. That’s why we put the latest information about safe sunscreen in a row once again.
Gel Sunscreen on a chemical or mineral basis
You can classify sunburns in sun creams on a mineral basis or on a chemical basis. Sunscreen on a chemical basis contains a sunscreen that is absorbed by the skin. This solar filter fills with UVA and UVB radiation and becomes full at a certain moment, then you have to re-lubricate.
There are now safe, stable, chemical sunscreen filters on the market such as Tinosorb S, Tinosorb M, Mexoryl XL and Mexoryl SX (last two of L’Oreal). The annoying thing is that they are often combined with ingredients that are less pleasant for your skin such as perfume on a chemical basis, too much alcohol and preservatives.
Sunscreen on a mineral basis works with the sunscreens titanium dioxide and zinc oxide and lays a layer on the skin that reflects sunlight. As long as you do not wipe it off, you do not have to re-lubricate yourself, but of course it is important to keep an eye on yourself that your skin or that of your child is well protected. So after swimming, drying, rolling in the grass and sand, friction with clothing or with your own skin, re-lubrication is recommended. Also lubricate the cream only on intact skin, so not on wounds.