Understanding The Greasiness of Sunblock

By now you know that SunCare is an important part of your everyday life. There was a time when it seemed as if it was important for beach days and days where you were going to be exposed to the sun for long periods of time. Now you understand that the sun can be dangerous to you no matter how long you are exposed to it.

When it comes to sunblock though, people still have stigma’s about it. The biggest reason people don’t seem to use sunblock everyday has to do with the texture. You hear it all the time, people complaining that the sunscreen is so greasy. People don’t like the way that it feels. So why are they so greasy?

This question can be answered in two ways. The first is that most is made in ointment form. This differs from the cream form. Ointments, when talking about sunscreen, are used to protect the body from the harmful UVB rays of the sun. This means the ointment is not meant to penetrate the skin as much as it is meant to provide a coating on top of the skin to create direct protection.

The other way to answer the question is to say that the non-greasy products that are out on the market are less greasy because they are made in a cream form which is meant to be rubbed into the skin as opposed to onto the skin. The creams are often loaded with skin moisturizers as well making the application of it feel less messy but at the same time provide the same level of effectiveness.

The greasy feeling shouldn’t prevent anyone from using these products. SunCare is of the utmost importance and should be compromised for anything, least of all the texture of the preventative measure.

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