Sunscreen for Life!


Natural Foods:  Sunscreen for Life!
Well for Life

Summertime may mean “fun in the sun,” but it’s also means that you need to pay more attention to your skin. Spending long hours soaking up the rays can increase your risk of skin cancer and skin damage if not properly protected. Adding sunscreen to your daily routine, not only can save your skin, but it can save your life. But with so many sunscreens on the market, how do you choose one that is right for you?

 

UVA & UVB Rays

There are two types of rays that can have damaging effects to our skin. UVA rays penetrate into the skin’s deepest layer and can cause premature aging and damage of the skin. UVB rays hit the superficial layers of the skin causing it to burn from overexposure. It is important to wear a sunscreen that protects your skin from both UVA and UVB rays, such as a broad-spectrum sunscreen.

 

SPF

SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. It is the amount of sun exposure needed to cause burning on sunscreen-protected skin vs. unprotected skin. According to skincancer.com, it is recommended that you use a sunscreen with an SPF range between 15 and 30 to get the maximum amount of protection for your skin.

 

Natural Sunscreen Alternatives

Concerned about what’s in your sunscreen or had a bad reaction to conventional sunscreen? The ingredients may be the difference between protecting your skin and causing potential harm. If you have sensitive skin or are prone to allergic reactions, a natural sunscreen may be the right choice for you.  

 

Free of ingredients like, PABA, petroleum and oxybenzone, natural sunscreen gives you the sun protection you want without causing skin irritation. We have a complete section of safe and natural sunscreen alternatives to try!

 

For more information about sun care product ingredients and possible risks - check out www. ewg.org.

 

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