Because of zinc oxide’s ability to work above the skin, mineral sunscreen is great for the entire family.
It is particularly great for babies and kids because it’s so gentle. Using special sunscreen for children is essential to protect them from damaging UV rays which could lead to sun damage and skin issues later in life.
Dermatologists recommend keeping babies younger than 6 months out of the sun completely and children under three years old should avoid prolonged, direct sunlight exposure. This is recommended because their skin still has not built up it’s own defense yet. Therefore, their young, delicate skin should be protected whenever possible while spending time outdoors.
Mineral sunscreen is also preferred for its ability to reduce skin inflammation and redness for people suffering from acne, rosacea and skin sensitivity in general. Also, mineral sunscreen is a great choice for the face because it doesn’t clog pores.