The Top 5 Sunscreen Myths

The 5 Biggest Sunscreen Myths - As Told By A Dermatologist

SPF is extremely misleading, and you should never select a sunscreen based on SPF.

Check the back and check the active ingredients - it is the best way to determine the strength and safety of a sunscreen. Mineral sunscreens are safe and more stable, whereas chemical sunscreens can often be dangerous.

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Aliz Savay
The Difference Between Chemical and Mineral Sunscreens

Mineral (Physical) Sunscreen Filters are Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, which reflect UV radiation. Mineral filters are safe for babies, sensitive skin, and coral reef safe.

Chemical Filters absorb a small range of UV radiation, causing a chemical reaction on your skin. Often times, chemical filters cause hormonal disruptions and allergic reactions.

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