These Highly Rated Sunscreens Are Safe To Use While Pregnant & Beyond
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When you’re pregnant, there’s a good chance you’ll be a little more aware of what you’re putting in your body — and on your body, too. Pregnant or not, wearing sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays is an absolute must. The best sunscreens for pregnant women won’t just block the sun’s rays from reaching your skin, but they’ll do it with ingredients that are considered to be very safe, like zinc and titanium oxide.
Despite conflicting information out there about chemical sunscreens versus physical sunscreens, most formulas are safer than you think, according to Dr. Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital.
"Sunscreens are considered over the counter drugs by the FDA, and their ingredients are heavily regulated here in the United States," Dr. Zeichner says.
Nonetheless, with so many sunscreen options available, Zeichner says there's no shortage of choices. "If [someone] is not comfortable using a chemical block sunscreen, for whatever reason, mineral sunscreen exists as well. [It uses] zinc oxide alone or in combination with titanium dioxide to physically block UV light from penetrating into the skin."