Sunscreen. Are You Using the Right One?
Chemical-Based VS. Mineral-Based
Are you using the right sunscreen? Find out which sunscreens you should be avoiding and which ones you should be applying.
Summer is right around the corner and May 27th is Sunscreen Day – whatever that means? I thought it was an excellent time to discuss the importance of using protection. 😉
Get your mind out of the gutter… I’m talking about your sunscreen.
There are two types of sunscreens on the market, well three if you make your own – but I don’t have time for that and knowing you, you surely don’t either. It’s okay, mama.
The debate comes down to chemical-based sunscreens and mineral-based sunscreens. Based on the word chemical in the previous sentence, I’ll surely be avoiding that. That leaves us with mineral-based sunscreens.
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Unfortunately, chemical-based sunscreens take up the majority of the wellness aisle. Mineral-based sunscreens are becoming more popular as we are finally doing our research on what’s best for our families – it will cost you a little bit more out of pocket now, but it’ll be worth your health later.
Tips for Applying a Mineral-Based Sunscreen
1.) Apply sunscreen to all areas that will be exposed to sunlight, including behind the ears, neck, hands, feet, and scalp 15 minutes before sun exposure.
2.) Reapply sunscreen after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating, immediately after towel drying, at least every 2 hours.
3.) Most mineral-based sunscreens do not go on clear and shouldn’t be rubbed in thoroughly, or it will lose its effectiveness.
My Family’s Favorite Natural Mineral-Based Sunscreens
Why Choose Mineral-Based?
Chemical sunscreens use one or more chemicals, including oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate, and octinoxate.
New research by the EWG reveals that the chemicals commonly used in sunscreen are endocrine disruptors, estrogenic and may interfere with thyroid and other hormone processes in the body.
As always, do your research and find the best option for you and your family.
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