Protecting your baby and yourself from the sun. Use broad-spectrum physical(mineral) sunscreens. Our line Bema Solar Tea sunscreens offers only physical filters. Suitable for babies, sensitive, psoriasis and eczema skin type.
Chemical sunscreens vs Mineral/Physical sunscreens
Chemical filter sunscreens
- absorb the sun’s UV rays
- skin has to absorb chemicals in order to provide UV protection, absorbed UV rays, are converted into heat, and released from the body
- absorbed chemicals cause irritation and discomfort because they penetrate the epidermis
- absorbed chemicals are nor suitable for sensitive skin
- chemicals absorbed trickle into your bloodstream
- chemicals from bloodstream filter into other fluids in your body like breastmilk
- chemical sunscreen ingredients are not safe for babies because they affect hormone levels in body
- chemical ingredients increase the risk of endometriosis in woman and lower testosterone levels in teenagers
- chemical sunscreen ingredients are damaging to aquatic life, especially coral reefs
- usually combined with three or four chemical ingredients together, what causes sensitivity
- unstable UV filters will photodegrade over time in the sun, losing their absorption capability and generating photoproducts that are not safe for human skin
- rubs in smoothly and transparently
- they do not feel heavy and chalky
Mineral (physical) filter sunscreens
- create physical barrier on the skin, reflecting the UV rays away from skin
- do not absorb into the skin
- uses active minerals like titanium oxide and zinc oxide
- they are naturally broad-spectrum sunscreens, protecting against UVA and UVB
- ideal for sensitive skin and children
- may leave slight residue on the skin, since minerals are not absorbed
- safe to use on babies, during pregnancy and breastfeeding
- may feel thick and heavy on skin
- do not irritate sensitive skin
- do not cause allergies
- do not harm the aquatic life and coral reefs
YOU DON’T WANT YOUR BABY’S SKIN TO ABSORB HARMFUL CHEMICALS!
Why should I use broad-spectrum sunscreen?
UV radiation is transmitted in three wavelengths: UVA, UVB and UVC. UVC does not penetrate earth’s atmosphere.
UVA – associated with skin ageing, skin irritation and skin cancer. UVA highly affects elastin in the skin and creates wrinkles, it also causes skin pigmentation. UVA is more dangerous to the skin than UVB. Sunscreens with UVA protection, prevent photo aging and potential cancer.
UVB – responsible for sunburns and melanoma (skin cancer). The higher SPF filter the better. It will prevent from sunburns, allergies and skin cancer.
What does SPF means? What does SPF stand for?
SPF – sun protection factor, it is a level of protection against UVB. SPF can be rated between 2 - 50+, where 50+ offers the strongest and the best protection.
SPF does not protect from UVA rays!
UVA protection is stated on the sunscreen products as a STAR RATING from 1 to 5 stars or letters ‘UVA’ printed in the circle. UVA in the circle means that the protection level is at least a third of the labelled SPF.