Ultraviolet rays from the sun can damage our skin. Prolonged exposure to these rays can cause skin irritation, wrinkles and cancer. If we apply sunscreen or sunblock, it is beneficial for our skin. These creams or lotions create a protective layer on our skin that prevents the sun’s rays from falling directly on the skin. Sunscreen and sunblock not only protect us from sunburn but also slow down the aging process of the skin. Therefore, they should be applied before going out in the sun, so that your skin is always healthy, glowing and youthful.
When it comes to protecting our skin from the sun’s rays, we are often faced with two options. Sunscreen and sunblock. But the question is, what is the difference between sunscreen and sunblock and which option is better for your skin? Let us know what works best for you here.
Know the difference between the two.
Sunscreen is a type of cream that forms a thin layer on our skin and prevents the sun’s rays from penetrating. These rays cannot penetrate the skin and cause damage. Sunscreen must be well absorbed into the skin for it to work. Speaking of sunblock, it’s a little different. It forms a thick layer on the skin so that the sun’s rays do not fall directly on the skin. It contains some special ingredients like titanium dioxide or zinc oxide that prevent sunlight from reaching the skin. This can sometimes cause a white crust to appear on the skin.
Which one to use?
Which one to use depends on your skin and your needs. If your skin burns easily or you are allergic to creams, sunblock may be better. But if you want a cream that doesn’t wash off in water and stays on even during exercise, sunscreen is a good option. Remember, whether it’s sunscreen or sunblock, it’s important to reapply every two hours, especially if you’re in the water or sweating profusely. This will keep your skin safe and protected from sun damage.
Disclaimer: Before following the procedures, methods and tips described in this article, please consult a doctor or relevant specialist.