Our skin is our largest organ, so, it’s important that we take care of it at every age, and when out in the sun, we encourage you to only use products that fully disclose their ingredients – good, organic, clean ingredients. Sunscreen protects us from the sun’s rays, both from short term burns and longer term damage.Not all sunscreen is created equal.
Everything we slather on absorbs right into our bodies, so it is important to consider the ingredients that go into our skincare products. Studies have even found traces of chemical susncreens in our urine and breast milk! Some chemical UV filters found in sunscreens mimic hormones or cause skin allergies (including oxybenzone, which is in almost 70% of chemical sunscreens!). Also, it’s important to consider that the chemicals that we put on our skin enter our lakes and oceans with us, and if you spray aerosols, they are most often dangerous, and also pollute our shared air, plus end up landing on food, plants, animals, and people downwind.
Choose natural sunscreens containing zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.
These ingredients reflect both UVB and UVA radiation. Natural sunscreens are tested for effectiveness just like chemical sunscreens, so you can feel safe knowing that you aren’t compromising on your safety by choosing the more natural option (quite the opposite, really)!