Are you a sun worshipper like me?
I admit it, when I was younger I BAKED in the sun for hours at a time. I went to tanning salons in high school & was basically a different race for my senior prom! Did I always use sunscreen? HELL NO.
Do I regret it? For sure. It’s not until I had three spots removed when I went to my yearly body scan at the dermatologist that I realized how much damaged I’ve done to my skin. Thank god all three biopsies came back benign, but it really opened my eyes. That was a few years ago. I now use sunscreen religiously after that! I wear it every day even on cloudy days.
Taking it a step further this year, I learned about safer/cleaner sunscreen options.
Here’s a great article I found on safe sunscreen options- click HERE for article. Did you know that typical sunscreens use chemicals that are absorbed into your bloodstream? These chemicals are harmful, especially for kids. There have even been studies tying these chemicals (aka oxybenzone) to infertility.
Mineral sunscreens are the way to go. These sunscreens do not absorb into your bloodstream. They sit on top of your skin & act as a barrier for UVA and UVB rays. Mineral sunscreens are also safer for the environment. Other chemical sunscreens are killing the coral reef.
PS I know I was complaining about burning a lot last week while I was on vacation, but it wasn’t because of the mineral sunscreen I was using. I didn’t take into account how strong the sun was & wasn’t reapplying often enough. My bad!! I should have been lathering up every 40 min-1 hour! Lesson learned!
BeautyCounter Countersun products are my favorite.
They offer great coverage & won’t leave a white film on your body (you really need to rub them in well!) The sunscreen stick is the best. It’s tiny, I carry it in my purse & can reapply throughout the day easily. BeautyCounter just came out with tinted sunscreen mists. No white film here!! I placed my order this week & cannot wait to try it. There’s also an after sun cooling gel that apparently smells AMAZING! Want to learn more about safer, non-toxic products- check out my blog post on why I made the switch HERE.
Here are my top picks for mineral sunscreens:
- BeautyCounter Countersun Products (Lotion, Sunscreen Mist, Sunscreen Stick)
- Suntegrity Natural Mineral Sunscreen (just started using their tinted moisturizer!!)
- Sun Bum Mineral Sunscreen Lotion (smells SOOO good & a great price)
- Coola Mineral Sunscreen (great scent but also comes unscented)
- Supergoop Mineral Sunscreen Mist (one of the best mineral sunscreens on the market)
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