Blue Lizard Blog — Melanoma Skin Cancer

Why Is Zinc Oxide Important in Sunscreen?

Mar 16 2015 Melanoma Skin Cancer Sunscreen Zinc

We have all heard that applying sunscreen daily is one of the many ways to protect yourself from the sun’s harsh rays. Yet choosing sunscreen can be confusing and the ingredients on the back label can often look like a foreign language! However, analyzing the sunscreen ingredient list on a product can tell you how your sunscreen is protecting you and what ultraviolet (UV) filters and active agents are being used. There are two general types of sunscreen: physical and chemical. Chemical sunscreens generally work by absorbing the sun’s rays, while physical sunscreens sit on top of your skin and block...

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