Sunscreen and Sunblock
Does anyone truly understand the difference between sunscreen products
and treatments that are formulated as sunblocks?
Although it is obvious, sunscreen's function is to "screen" the sun
while sunblock actually "blocks"
In anti-aging skin care it is critical to prevent
the sun from damaging the skin any further.
Therefore, the best option for those interested in rejuvenating their
aging skin is a sunblock.
Look up the difference between sunscreen and sunblock and you will find that the difference between the two is quite
Sunscreen is defined as ". . .a screen to
protect against sun or a preparation applied to the skin to prevent
sunburn (as by chemically absorbing ultraviolet radiation)."
sunblock is defined as ". . .a preparation applied to the skin to prevent
sunburn (as by physically blocking out ultraviolet radiation)."
important that which ever sun care product you chose that it protects
against both the sun's UV (ultraviolet) rays, on the UVB
In other OTC sun products look for one of the following
Active ingredients found in
found in sunblocks:
- Aminobezoic Acid
- Trolamine Salicylate
As you can see with the
extensive list of sunscreen ingredients and sunblock ingredients, it can be quite
difficult selecting a product that is right for you and your skin type.
- Iron Oxide
- Titanium Dioxide
- Zinc Oxide
If you need help deciding, try the DermaDoctor's online interactive tool that is designed to help
you select the right sunscreen for your skin. It's really cool!
Consider sunblock your greatest ally against