Do you realize that every time you go outside without sunscreen the sun's rays penetrate deep into the skin layers and are largely responsible for aging our skin? Not to mention the fact you are putting yourself at risk for skin cancer in the future? You don't want to look like a leather face do you?
Let me help put your mind at ease and also help you slow down the aging process! I want to tell you about what sunscreen can do for you and which ones to buy.
Here is what you might not know about your sunscreen!
Sunscreens are either chemical or physical. What does that mean? If a sunscreen is chemical it means that the sunscreen is absorbing the sun's rays and contain ingredients like Paba and Benzophenone. Research shows how easily skin absorbs products and this type of sunscreen makes it dangerous because it can enter the blood stream if used regularly. Who wants chemical absorption? I sure don't! The other property, which is physical, works by reflecting the sun's rays and contains the minerals, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. These minerals sit on top of the skin and while effective some of us may think "I don't want to look like a lifeguard who's nose is white!" Not to worry because the Angels are singing that new technology has created sunscreens with titanium dioxide or zinc oxide that go on clearer!
What to look for when buying a sunscreen!
- Broad spectrum UVA, UVB some even offer UVC protection (Most UVC rays are blocked by the ozone layer but some sunscreens provide protection for these rays too)
- Effective. Which means it maintains a consistent level of protection.
- Natural and sun safe sunscreen ingredients.
Does it work?
The EWG (Environmental Working Group) has found through their studies that the most effective natural sunscreens are those made from titanium dioxide or zinc. This is the BEST resource out there.
Here is their website: www.ewg.org
How I shop for sunscreen.
I look for one that has natural ingredients. I usually buy the baby sunscreen. I also look for one with an SPF higher than 30.
|Adults can use it too.|
|This is great too for adults.|