|Sunscreen and Running Outside|
Most likely the eyes feel a burning sensation from sunscreen because of products that contain chemical ingredients to filter out the UVA/UVB sunrays. The chemicals used are typically ingredients such as parsols, which make up a chemical sunscreen.
If you have skin sensitivities, these can cause irritations, including burning, especially when combined with perspiration and the product can seep into the eyes. To avoid this, try a product that does not contain a chemical-based sunscreen, but rather use a physical sunblock containing zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.
The Skin TX line has a sunblock that is purely physical containing 10 per cent titanium dioxide and 8 per cent zinc oxide as well as antioxidants vitamin C & E to provide additional protection. The product lasts for 12 hours without needing to reapply, so run, run, run outside this summer!
And don’t forget your hat.
Lourdes Juan is director at Soma Advanced Skin & Body Therapy in Calgary
Posted June 2012