The science is clear that we should be using sunscreen when we spend time outdoors in the Sun, but there is still some debate as to what kind of sunscreen is best. Some people think that because chemical sunscreen contains chemicals, that it must be harmful to the skin. This assumption is not correct, however, and there is no scientific evidence to show that chemical sunscreens are harmful to human health. Likewise, because mineral (physical) sunscreens seem more natural to consumers, the assumption is that they are safer but there is no evidence to back this claim.
Summer is fast approaching and that means hot, sunny days ahead, which could spell trouble for your skin. Many people will be spending a lot of time outdoors near the beach, in the pool, or sunbathing on the patio. All of these activities are what make summer so great, but it’s important to play it safe and take care of your skin while you do so. Extended stays outdoors in the Sun could cause problems for your skin later in life. If you live in a dry climate during the summer, your skin may become too dry to the point of cracking. However, it’s possible to avoid these issues if you follow some important skin care steps during the hot months.