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Studies are showing that [Link Removed] Yet the biggest barrier to effective UV protection for people with darker skin is the whitening effect of many sunscreens.

The whitening effect is largely due to the inclusion of physical sunscreens such as titanium dioxide, which increases the effectiveness as well as the photostability of a product. In recent years, cosmetics manufacturers have started to formulate with micronized titanium dioxide, which means the particles are ground small enough that they don't reflect light to the same extent as the regular titanium dioxide, resulting in less whitening.

Most of the best sunscreens continue to make titanium dioxide (micronized or not) part of their formulation. To make the most of your sun care products without looking like a ghost, follow these four tips:

1.Look for a product which contains a lower percentage of whitening ingredients, micronized if possible. [Link Removed] 

Sharmani Pillay is a Registered Pharmacist who specializes in anti aging skin care and women's wellness. She owns and operates an online skin care store at [Link Removed]
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