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The Ultimate Guide to Mineral Sunscreens: Protecting Your Skin Under the Florida Sun

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Protect your skin in the Florida sun

As Floridians, we know that sunshine is one of the state's greatest perks. However, the intense UV rays can take a toll on our skin, leading to premature aging, sunburn, and an increased risk of skin cancer. At MedAesthetics Med Spa, we believe in the power of effective sun protection, and mineral sunscreens are at the forefront of our recommendations.

What Are Mineral Sunscreens?

Mineral sunscreens, also known as physical sunscreens, use natural minerals like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to create a physical barrier on the skin. This barrier reflects and scatters UVA and UVB rays, providing broad-spectrum protection. Unlike chemical sunscreens that absorb UV rays, mineral sunscreens sit on top of the skin and start working immediately upon application.

Benefits of Mineral Sunscreens in Florida

  1. Immediate Protection Mineral sunscreens provide instant protection as soon as they are applied. There's no need to wait 20 minutes before heading outside, making them perfect for spontaneous beach trips or outdoor activities.

  2. Broad-Spectrum Protection Florida's intense sun requires comprehensive protection. Mineral sunscreens offer broad-spectrum coverage, effectively shielding your skin from both UVA (aging) and UVB (burning) rays.

  3. Gentle on the Skin Mineral sunscreens are less likely to cause irritation compared to chemical sunscreens. They are ideal for sensitive skin and are free from harmful chemicals that can cause allergic reactions or skin sensitivities.

  4. Environmentally Friendly Many chemical sunscreens contain ingredients that harm coral reefs and marine life. Mineral sunscreens, on the other hand, are reef-safe and environmentally friendly, making them a responsible choice for Floridians who love to enjoy the ocean.

  5. Long-Lasting and Water-Resistant The best mineral sunscreens are formulated to be water-resistant, providing long-lasting protection even during swimming or sweating. This is essential for the active lifestyle many Floridians lead.

Top Mineral Sunscreens Available at MedAesthetics Med Spa

We are proud to offer some of the best mineral sunscreens on the market and in Brevard County, ensuring our clients receive top-notch protection.

  • Clear Choice Sport Shield: This sunscreen provides superior protection for active individuals, with a formula that stays put during intense activities.

  • Alastin Hydratint: Combining sun protection with a tint, this sunscreen offers a natural, even complexion while safeguarding your skin.

  • ISDIN Eryfotona Actinica Daily Mineral SPF 50+: A high SPF formula that protects against UVA and UVB rays, helping to prevent sunburn and long-term skin damage.

How to Use Mineral Sunscreens Effectively


  • Apply Generously: Use a sufficient amount of sunscreen to cover all exposed skin. Don’t forget areas like the ears, back of the neck, and tops of the feet.

  • Reapply Often: Reapply every two hours, or immediately after swimming, sweating, or towel drying.

  • Combine with Other Protective Measures: Wear protective clothing, hats, and sunglasses, and seek shade during peak sun hours (10 AM to 4 PM).

Protecting your skin from the Florida sun is crucial, and mineral sunscreens provide a safe, effective, and environmentally friendly way to do so. At MedAesthetics Med Spa, we are dedicated to offering the best in skin protection and care. Visit our shop at to explore our range of mineral sunscreens and other skincare products. You can also visit either of our med spas in Titusville or Melbourne to purchase your go-to mineral sunscreen.

Stay sun-safe and enjoy the beautiful Florida sunshine responsibly!

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