What’s the difference between chemical and mineral sunscreen?

Amanda Hercules Updated by Amanda Hercules

The biggest difference between mineral and chemical sunscreen is in the way that they work. While mineral sunscreens sit on top of the skin to physically block UV rays, chemical sunscreens like Clear as Day SPF 46 create a chemical reaction that absorbs UV rays before they reach your skin.

Chemical and mineral sunscreens are both safe and effective methods for protecting your skin from the sun — instead of deciding between chemical or mineral, dermatologists recommend choosing a sunscreen you’ll want to wear every day. Making sunscreen a part of your daily routine is key, so go with the formula that works best for your skin :)

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