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Chemical vs Mineral Sunscreen


No matter how extensive your skincare routine is, one product you should always incorporate is sunscreen. It reduces your risk of developing skin cancer and keeps your skin looking healthy and young. Since it’s a product you should be using regularly, it’s important that you find the right one for you. The first step in narrowing your options is to understand the difference between chemical and mineral sunscreens.



Naturally, the main difference between chemical and mineral sunscreens is their components. The former is composed of several chemicals, including oxybenzone, octocrylene and avobenzone. The latter is made up of the minerals zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. Some people worry that chemical sunscreens are harmful, but no evidence has been found in support of that claim.


How they work

While both types can effectively protect your skin from the sun’s UV rays, they do so through different means. Mineral sunscreen provides a physical barrier that completely blocks UV rays from penetrating your skin. Chemical sunscreen allows the rays to be absorbed into the skin, then triggers a chemical reaction that converts the UV light into heat, which then dissipates without harming the cells.



Mineral sunscreen offers immediate protection, but chemical sunscreen, on the other hand, needs time to soak into your skin. This means that if you plan on using chemical sunscreen, you have to apply it 20-30 minutes before leaving your house. In both cases, you should reapply sunscreen every two hours.


Sensitive skin

Some people feel that chemical sunscreen is too harsh on their skin. If you have sensitive skin, you may find that it leads to breakouts or allergic reactions, particularly on your face. If this is your case, mineral might be the way to go. You can also look into buying facial sunscreens, which tend to be gentler on sensitive skin.



If you like to wear a full face of makeup on a daily basis, mineral sunscreen is the choice for you. Unlike chemical sunscreen, it can be applied over makeup, so you won’t have to sacrifice your foundation for UV protection.


Cosmetology colleges in Ontario

Canadian Beauty College offers high-quality education in the field of cosmetology. We have several locations in Ontario where you can receive training in everything from waxing to medical aesthetics. Contact us today for more information about the skills you’ll gain at our school!

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Here is what our students have to say

“My experience at the Canadian Beauty College is amazing. The staff is friendly and my teacher is very professional and very well organized in delivering the program. I have been studying for only two weeks and have been taught so much about the hairstyling industry. Canadian Beauty College is very professional and a fun learning environment.”

Dimitry N.
Hairstyling Diploma Student

“I am a student of the hairstyling diploma program. I am very happy with my teacher, Andrew. This was a great decision to join this school. I learn new things everyday.”

Hairstyling Diploma

“Informative and interesting course. Great instruction with important and relevant practical work. This is an excellent way to prepare for my new career.”

K. Preston
Medical Aesthetics Diploma Student

“I am currently a student of the hairstyling diploma program and I am very happy to have such a highly trained instructor! He provides me with superior education in a very comfortable atmosphere. It was the best decision I ever made. I will recommend Canadian Beauty College to any who would want to become a hairstylist.”

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