Many dermatologists often recommend Elta MD sunscreens and use them themselves! Elta MD is oil-free and non-comedogenic, meaning that it will not clog up your pores. Unlike some mineral sunscreens, Elta MD is not thick and heavy on your skin and instead is so lightweight that most people will forget they are wearing it just a few minutes after application. Many dermatologists recommend Elta MD sunscreen specifically to their patients who suffer from or are more prone to acne because of its non-comedogenic nature. They also recommend it because it contains an ingredient known as niacinamide or vitamin B3, which is known to specifically target and help reduce redness, irritation, and hyperpigmentation. With everyday use of this sunscreen, it can help alleviate many of those symptoms. Dermatologists agree that in order to protect our skin, we need to apply sunscreen every single day. Why not apply one that has tons of other benefits too?
Is EltaMD UV clear broad spectrum SPF 46 mineral or chemical?
There are two types of sunscreens that we can use to protect our skin from the harmful UVA and UVB rays of the sun. Chemical sunscreens, once applied, absorb into the skin. Once exposed to the sun, the sunscreen absorbs the UV rays and then converts the rays into heat which is then immediately released. Some examples of the main ingredients for chemical sunscreen are avobenzone, octinoxate, and oxybenzone. However, many people find that these chemicals are causing a significant amount of irritation to their skin, and the chemicals can even be bothersome to the eyes.
Mineral sunscreen, on the other hand, is sometimes also called physical sunscreen. This is because it physically sits on top of the skin and actively blocks the sun’s rays from penetrating into the skin. The main ingredients commonly include titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. These sunscreens are less irritating to the skin and eyes and are more moisturizing. Elta MD is a mineral, or physical, sunscreen that actively blocks the sun’s rays. It does not contain chemicals used as active ingredients for sunscreen.