Sunblock vs. Sunscreen: Choosing the Right Protection for Your Skin

With summer coming to an end we’re all enjoying the last few hot sunny summer days, but we’re also exposing our skin to harmful UV rays. Whether you're enjoying a vacation or staying indoors, protecting your skin from sun damage is crucial for a healthy, natural look. In this blog, we'll explore the difference between sunblock and sunscreen and how ÀTOI can help you preserve your skin's radiance and health.

Sunblock: Essential Protection with a Gentle Touch

Sunblocks are a necessary defense against harmful UV rays, but they can often be irritating to the skin. ÀTOI recommends using a mineral formula with zinc oxide, which provides effective protection without causing irritation. Before applying sunblock to your face or body, it's wise to conduct a patch test on your arm a few days in advance to avoid any surprise breakouts. Additionally, staying in the shade during peak hours and wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses can further protect your skin from sun damage.

Sunscreen: Limited Protection, Clogging Pores

Unlike sunblocks, sunscreens offer lower protection against UV rays and are not recommended for prolonged sun exposure. We advise against using moisturizers or makeup with sunscreen in it, as they may irritate the skin and clog pores. ÀTOI’s Moisturizing Day Creams provide an excellent base for sunblock, enhancing the sun protection without compromising skin health.

Cleansing and Moisturizing for Skin Restoration

After a day in the sun, it's essential to thoroughly cleanse your skin to remove any sunblock residue. ÀTOI’s 5-star Cleansing Milks and Cleansing Toners are excellent choices for this purpose, as they effectively remove impurities and soothe the skin. Follow up with ÀTOI’s Moisturizing Cream to calm, soothe, and heal your skin, promoting skin restoration after sun exposure.

Protecting your skin from sun damage is essential for maintaining a healthy and youthful appearance. Whether you choose sunblock or sunscreen, it's crucial to find products that suit your skin's needs. ÀTOI’s range of moisturizers offers both nourishment and compatibility with sunblocks, making them the ideal choice for preserving your skin's radiance and beauty. Embrace self-care and shield your skin from the sun's harmful rays, and your skin will thank you for years to come.