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What is Chemical Sunscreen?

What is Chemical Sunscreen? There are two basic types of sunscreens — chemical and physical. Each work differently to block the sun’s rays. Chemical sunscreens protect skin by absorbing the sun’s r...
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What is Physical Sunscreen?

What is Physical Sunscreen? There are two basic types of sunscreens — chemical and physical. Each work differently to mitigate the effects of the sun’s UV rays. Physical sunscreens utilize minerals...
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How do I Apply Mineral Sunscreen?

How do I Apply Mineral Sunscreen? Mineral Sunscreens (sometimes called physical sunscreens) are quite different than the common sunscreens we grew up with. Top mineral sunscreens* are much healthie...
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Why are Petrochemicals Harmful?

Petrochemicals in Sunscreen The simple truth – petrochemicals weren’t meant to interact directly with humans or animals. The list of reasons is long and growing. Here are just a few of the most obv...
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How to Remove Sunscreen Stains

How to Remove Sunscreen Stains General Sunscreen Stain Removal Tips 1. Tend to the stain as soon as you can. 2. Cold water is usually best for rinsing a stain. 3. Read clothing labels and heed thei...
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