Sunscreen and sunblock is the only way to protect from the sun. Try to keep covered up during the peak sun hours which means from 12 – 2 PM. When that’s not possible because, you know, summer involves things like going to the beach. Sun protective factor (SPF) is a rating of how long sunscreen will protect your skin from ultraviolet rays. When a sunscreen is labeled “SPF 30”, this means that 1/30th of the UV rays will reach the skin. Most experts recommend using sunscreen or sunblock with an SPF of 30 or higher to ensure you are adequately protected.
Babo Botanicals Daily Sheer Sunscreen for Face SPF 40 is a great product for young ones and it is great for the face and for sensitive skin. The formula is non-greasy and sheer. So long as you rub it in correctly, you won’t see any white glaze which can be the issue with some mineral sunscreens. It contains a unique combination of clear zinc oxide and titanium dioxide as physical barriers to UVA & UVB Rays while also containing Aloe, White Tea, Avocado and Jojoba Oil which are powerful soothing and moisturizing ingredients.
Devita Solar Body Moisturizer SPF 30 is a super light moisturizer and also a 100% natural mineral sunscreen. It is a perfect all-over body sun-ray blocker. Also non-greasy and super light. The mineral sunscreen has non-nano particles, so it sits on the skin to protect you. Not to apply too liberally, or you’ll have some of the mineral sunscreen rolling off. This is a gentle, physical mineral sunscreen that is skin and ocean friendly.
Goddess Garden Sport Spray SPF 30 has a huge assortment of products when it comes to suncare. This one protects for around 80 minutes before needing reapplication even with swimming and sweating. The spray is also really handy for quicker application. It is non-nano, and uses no chemical sunscreens, but rather Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide and red-raspberry seed oil. This one is especially useful for the active lifestyle types. You will need to rub in the spray to make sure it’s blended before heading outside.
A research by the Environmental Working Group suggests that some chemicals in common sunscreens and sunblocks are endocrine disruptors, which can interfere with certain hormone processes such as the thyroid. For this reason, focus on ingredient’s first and find mineral sunblocks that are not absorbed into the skin.