Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin

People with sensitive skin usually find it difficult to find a sunscreen that does not aggravate their skin. Some sunscreens contain chemicals such as dioxybenzone, oxybenzone, para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) or sulisobenzone which irritate the skin.

Increasingly, manufacturers have taken sensitive skin into account and are promoting sunblock that are gentler on the skin. Natural minerals like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are used instead of chemical. Sunscreens with these active ingredients are recommended even for babies and children as they provide the same protection without being absorbed by the skin. If you have skin allergies, you should also consider options that are free from alcohol or fragrances.

Zinc oxide or titanium dioxide sunscreen is also suitable for people with eczema as they do not cause chemical reaction with the skin to provide the protection. These are the sunscreens that leave a slight whitish hue on your body after applying them to the skin. Because sunscreens tend to dry the skin, remember to wash off thoroughly and moisturise your skin at the end of the day.

Here is our recommendation for a light and non-greasy titanium dioxide based sunscreen: Buds SolarCare lotion, with SPF25 protection.

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