Protect yourself!

☀️☀️ I am a SUN LOVER ☀️☀️

Although my days of slathering baby oil on my skin and laying out in the sun are far behind me, I am not one to sit under an umbrella at the beach. I now know that choosing a safe, effective sunscreen is critical to my and my skin’s health. I look for one that protects me from sun burn, doesn’t leave a white residue, isn’t sticky and doesn’t sting my eyes if I sweat.

Here is what we’ve learned about sunscreen so far, IT CAN BE CHOCK FULL OF CHEMICALS.

WHAT TO AVOID:

😡Oxybenzone
When absorbed through the skin can disrupt the hormone system. Let me type that again…when absorbed through the skin can DISRUPT THE HORMONE SYSTEM! Yikes!
😡Nanoparticles
Extremely small molecules— one billionth of a meter and often found in mineral sunscreens. Little is known about their safety, and their size means that they may be easily absorbed and enter the bloodstream.
😡Retinyl palmitate or retinol
These forms of vitamin A may speed the development of skin tumors when applied to sun-exposed skin.

WHAT TO CHOOSE INSTEAD
😀Non-nano mineral sunscreens: Such as those using non-nano zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.

This is EWG’s 2016 guide to safe sunscreens: http://www.ewg.org/sunscreen/

One of my favs, which also has an SPF20 is Beautycounter’s Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer, I use it daily 😍😍. I also like Coola’s Matte Tint SPF 30 – and love the way it feels on my skin. Or, if I know I’m going to be out in the sun for any length of time, I use Beautycounter Sunscreen

Have you found any safe, clean sunscreens out there? Comment below and share with all of us please!Hands Sun Worshiper

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