Which Sunscreen Should I Buy?

Summer is here...
and although getting a small daily dose of Vitamin D from the sun is okay, it is important to protect your skin from the long term damaging effects of too much sun. You should definitely apply a sunscreen if you plan to be outside. Deciding which sunscreen to use can be confusing!?
So here are some tips about SPF, ingredients, and what to look for when choosing a sunscreen:

1. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends using a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against UVA and UVB rays. They also recommend using an SPF of 30 or greater with water resistance.

2. Look for mineral based ingredients that do not penetrate the skin like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. The label may even say "non-nano".

3. AVOID sunscreens that contain oxybenzone which is a hormone disrupting chemical.

4. Brands we like are Badger, Honest Company, Think Sport, California Baby, Raw Elements, Beauty Counter and Sunology.

5. Go to the Environmental Working Group to see the safety rating of your sunscreen or any product that you use!
http://www.ewg.org/

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