Most people know about the danger of over-exposure to the sun, so they use sunscreen when they plan to be outdoors for more than a few hours. There are many different types of sunscreens people use, and most have found one that is their favorite. While their choice may be based on the fragrance, the consistency or even the price, many are not getting the level of protection they need. There are three different base formulas that sunscreen manufacturers use, but only one type keeps the sunscreen in place and working in spite of sweat or water activities.
Most sunscreens are lotions with the UV absorbers suspended on the surface of the skin instead of actually bonding with the skin. These film-based lotions are promptly washed of during swimming or active sports, so they need to be reapplied often to provide continuous UV protection.
A sunscreen that has a wax base completely coats the skin, but they are sticky and clog the pores so the wearer can get over-heated because the skin cannot breath. In very hot conditions, the lotion is likely to melt so the UV protection can be reduced.
Bonding-based sunscreen provides the best protection while the wearer is active or involved in water activities. This is because the base and the UV protection actually interlock with the upper layers of skin while still allowing it to breathe and perspire. While most sunscreens can be rubbed of with towels or clothing, a bonding-based formula such as Rocky Mountain Sunscreen stays in place much longer. This naturally effective sunscreen is also PABA free, fragrance free and hypoallergenic, so many people who have an allergic reaction to most sunscreens are able to wear it with no negative side effects.
Bonding based sunscreens are not heavy or oily, and can even replace the moisturizer a woman usually wears under her makeup. Because a bonding based sunscreen includes natural ingredients such as aloe, Vitamin E and sunflower seed oil, it is moisturizing and pleasant to wear. Applying a broad spectrum sunscreen as an every day moisturizer is very beneficial since the face is exposed to the sun more often than any other part of the body. Not everyone needs a sun protection factor of 70, but an SPF of 30, 40, 50 and 60 are also available to suit the sun protection needs of everyone.