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4 Things About Sunscreen You May Not Have Realized

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Years ago, you may have used suntan oil or no sunblock at all in hopes of achieving a golden tan. These days, most people know about the harmful effects of the sun and the damage that can be done to their skin if it's not protected. Since sunscreen is so readily available in all different forms, it's pretty easy to buy it when you need it. There are, however, some things about sunscreen you may not have realized.

  1. Most sunscreens found on the shelves of your favorite store are made with chemical ingredients. These ingredients seep into your skin and may cause irritation, hormone disruption, and allergies. Instead, opt for a mineral powder sunscreen like Brush On Block. With natural ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, Brush On Block offers broad-spectrum coverage without hazardous chemicals.
  2. Everyone should apply sunscreen daily, regardless of skin color. While you may only think about wearing it in the warm summer months, sunscreen should be applied daily to protect your skin. Even if you have darker skin or spend most of your day indoors, the small amount of sun exposure in the car or by a window can have damaging effects. Cloudy days are no exception. The UVA and UVB rays can break through the cloud's cover. Brush On Block is easy to use every day. It can be worn under or over makeup and is safe for sensitive skin.
  3. Sunscreen expires. At the first sign of summer, you may grab your sunscreen from last year before you run out the door, only to realize after spending the day at the beach that you have a bad sunburn. Be sure to check the expiration on your sunscreen before you apply it. If it's expired, dispose of it. A good rule of thumb is to replace your sunscreen before the beginning of summer. Sunscreen that is over a year old has already started to deteriorate, so the benefits will be diminished.
  4. You must reapply it. Lathering on sunscreen before you leave your house is a great idea, but it won't be effective if you go the whole day without reapplying. As you sweat, swim, and do other activities, your sunscreen will wear off. The maximum amount of time it will last is two hours. Since Brush On Block is portable, it's easy to reapply throughout the day. Keep the self-dispensing brush in your bag for quick touch-ups.

If sunscreen application is as simple as brushing on a mineral powder, why not use it? When you use sunscreen correctly, you'll protect yourself from accelerated aging and skin cancer. Because it is a natural, mineral sunscreen powder, Brush On Block is easy to apply and reapply, making it ideal for everyone in the family. Order your Brush On Block today!



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