Our expert says:
Hi Tash, thank you for the question.
You are partly correct in that certain chemicals in SPF products may be harmful to one’s skin. However, you do need a SPF 50 or higher but to achieve this safely look out for products that contain zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide (Heliocare Gel SPF 50) and remember to apply several times daily. One should also consider the Heliocare tablets as this will increase the natural SPF of the skin.
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