Now that spring and summer are approcahing us, I think it’s extremely important that we all take care of our skin and know how to properly protect it from skin damage. No one wants dark spots or wrinkles by the time they are 25. Here are a few things to keep in mind when buying sunblock. Sunscreen comes in two general types, chemical and physical. Chemical sunscreen contains oxybenzone, octinoxate, octislate and avobenzone, which create a chemical reaction and work by changing UV rays into heat, then releasing that heat from the skin. Physical sunscreen contains mineral ingredients, like titanium dioxide or zinc oxide they work by sitting on top of the skin to deflect and scatter damaging UV rays from the skin. Both sunscreens work equally and effectively. It’s all about preference and skin type. For people with rosacea and senstive skin I would recommend physical sunscreen that contains zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, because zinc oxide soothes irritations. That’s why it’s used on babies with diaper rashes and it also reduces redness. I think it’s really important to know your skin type. For example, I have acne-prone skin so I know to always get a light weight sunscreen. Lets not forget about our hands, eyes and lips they are just as important. Hands can easily give away someones age so make sure to always put sunscreen on them. Eyes are just as important, always wear sunglasses that provide 100 percent UV protection, because none of us want crows feet in our early twenties. Lips need sunprotection as well, so wearing a lip balm or lipstick with a high SPF number is highly recomended. Many things are preventable, it’s always best to start young. Remember lets talk preventions instead of prescription.