There are two general types of sunscreens, physical and chemical ones. Physical sunscreens use physical UV filters, while chemical sunscreens use chemical UV filters.
Physical sunscreen protects your skin from the sun by DEFLECTING or blocking the sun’s rays. A chemical sunscreen works by ABSORBING the sun’s rays. Obviously, a physical sunscreen is best because it deflects the harmful sun rays and it has only two UV Filers (Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide). A chemical sunscreen contains 12 UV Filters which is way too many chemicals!
So, next time you are checking out skincare or cosmetic products that contain a SPF, looks for the physical version which will help prevent skin breakouts!