I've depended on Solbar Zinc Sunscreen for years when I garden, swim, hike or do any outdoor activity where I will be sweating, swimming or potentially rubbing off my sun block. The lotion base binds well to the skin and is considered a 'very water resistant sunscreen' as tested by the United States testing standards for sunscreens, which means it gives you up to 80 minutes of protection when you're wet. Solbar Zinc Sunscreen has never failed me - plus, it doesn't clog my pores or sting my eyes when applied correctly. Its moisturizing lotion base is easy to spread over the skin, making it the best sunscreen for applying to large areas of skin such as the back, arms and legs for complete sun protection.
Dermatologists and skin professionals agree that sun protection reduces the risk of developing skin cancer and is a critical step in any effective anti aging skin care program:
- Without sun protection, it's impossible to accomplish any meaningful skin lightening of age spots or melasma, it's also impossible to stop wrinkles.
- Add to that, the fact that anyone exfoliating their skin to improve its appearance is at greater risk for sun damage and MUST wear a sunscreen.
- The final motivation is that tanned skin after our teens and early adult years just starts to look rough and leathery.
Basically, just about everyone needs sunscreen, every day. Most of us don't want to hear that, so I've searched long and hard for a product that stays on during active, sweaty, wet activities and can be used by my sensitive skin patients. Solbar Zinc Sunscreen is the best sunscreen for the job!
Dr. Cynthia Bailey Wants You To Know These Important Facts About Sunscreen
It's my opinion that zinc oxide is the best sunscreen ingredient for broad spectrum UVA and UVB sun protection.
Zinc oxide, and its cousin titanium dioxide, are considered mineral sunscreens (and are also called physical sunscreens). When applied to your skin these mineral/physical sunscreens sit on top of your skin and bounce off the UV rays just like bouncing a ball off of a wall. They provide non-irritating, hypoallergenic broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection that you can trust. Nano technology made it possible for mineral sunscreen to be applied invisibly to your skin. New zinc oxide technology has made it possible for even non-nano zinc oxide products to rub almost invisibly onto your skin too.
Mineral sunscreens are the only sunscreens that I trust and recommend. That's because the other type of sunscreens, called chemical sun screens (and also confusingly also called ‘organic' sunscreens!), actually absorb into the top of your skin and block the sun rays with a chemical reaction that occurs within your skin itself. The reaction creates a little heat, which make you feel even hotter in the sun. More importantly, it breaks down the chemical sunscreen ingredients so that they aren't there to protect you anymore. Thus your skin steadily runs out of the chemical sunscreens when you're in the sun.
The mineral sunscreens on the other hand last longer on your skin because the UV rays don't break them down like this. They're also more stable in the sunscreen bottle than ‘chemical' sunscreens, which break down while they sit on the bottle waiting for you to buy them and use them.
Of the mineral sunscreen ingredients, I recommend only zinc oxide and not titanium dioxide because it rubs onto your skin better and gives better broad spectrum protection.
Remember, harmful and aging UV sun rays come through most windows. You need to apply sunscreen to the all exposed areas of your skin every day even if you don't plan to spend time outdoors. Applying a mineral zinc oxide sunscreen should be part of your daily skin care routine!
Need help picking the perfect sunscreen? View Dr. Bailey's Sunscreen Comparison Chart.
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Cynthia Bailey, MD
Dr. Bailey Skin Care
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