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Summer Skin Protection

There are 2 types of sunscreen: non-mineral which are made from chemical formulas and mineral sunscreen which are made from zinc oxide and titanium dioxide formulas. The latter are less toxic. Environmental Working Group found 67% of sunscreens didn’t work and many, due to their chemical composition, may disrupt endocrine hormones and even mimic other hormones. Oxybenzone, one of the worst and most common chemicals found 96% in sunscreens, is found to connected to hormonal dysregulation, fertility issues both in females and males, and can cause allergic skin reactions. The EWG also found that the sunscreen products sold in the US would not pass in the European standards because they do not filter enough UVA rays. Thus, SPF is not a good indicator of UVA protection.

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Children are more prone to toxic chemicals during development. That is why they should use less toxic sunscreens. Nursing mothers should also use nontoxic sunscreens to prevent chemicals in breastmilk. A study in 2010 found Oxybenzone present in 85% of mother’s milk which could lead to further developmental problems in the fetus and newborn.

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Tips:

  • Sunscreen sprays tend to give inadequate protection because of the lack of thickness and increases the risk of inhaling the chemicals directly.
  • Most sunscreens block the body’s ability to produce Vitamin D. Tip – Get 10-15minutes of sunlight to help produce some Vit D and then apply your sunscreen for sun protection
  • Safest option – Cover Up – wear lightweight loose long sleeves, pants or long skirts.
  • Invest in a well-brimmed hat or sit in the shade

 

Internal Sun Protection

  • Limit processed foods, processed vegetable oils, processed grains, sugar – increase inflammation
  • Eating foods & herbs high in antioxidants such as – antioxidants slow the effect of aging by decreasing free radical damage
    • goji berries, cranberries, blackberries, elderberries, dark chocolate, cilantro, kidney beans, pecans, cinnamon, turmeric, cumin, parsley, ginger, basil
  • Supplement antioxidants – glutathione, lutein, quercetin, resveratrol, Vitamin C, D, and E
  • Astaxanthin –study in 2010 by Journal of Dermatoligical Science found Astaxanthin to act as an internal sunscreen and inhibit UVA effects of
  • Collagen – build collagen for skin

 

Best Sunscreens of 2018, Beach & Sport

  • All good Sunstick, SPF 30
  • Aromtica Calendula Non-Nano UV Protection, SPF 30
  • Badger Sunscreen Cream, SPF 30,
  • Attitude 100% Mineral Sunscreen, SPF 30
  • Just Skin Food Natural & Organic Sunscreen, SPF30
  • Aveeno Baby Continuous Protection Lotion Sunscreen, SPF50
  • Kabana Organic Skincare Green Screen Sunscreen, SPF30
  • Sunology Mineral Sunscreen, Body, SPF50
  • Sunology Natural Sunscreen, Face, SPF50
  • Poofy Organics The Sunscreen Stick, SPF30
  • Thinksport Sunscreen, SPF50+
  • Waxhead Sun Defense Sunscreen Stick, SPF30
  • Zeb’s Organics Sunscreen, SPF20-30

 

Best Sunscreen 2018, Moisturizer

  • Suntegrity Skincare Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen & Primer, SPF30
  • SanRe Organic Skinfood Shaded Rose-Solar Healing Facial Cream, SPF30
  • Juice Beauty Oil-Free Moisturizer, SPF30
  • Goddess Garden Organics Face the Day Daily Moisturizer, SPF 30
  • Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense, SPF30
  • Block Island Organics Natural Face Moisturizer, SPF30
  • Badger Damascus Rose Face Sunscreen, SPF25
  • Andalou Naturals BB Argan Stem Cell Benefit Balm, SPF 30

 

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