How to find safe, organic sunscreens

sunscreenLOVING the Seattle SUNSHINE this summer, but I don’t love wearing Sunscreen…I have always had a problem with putting sunscreen on my skin. The skin is your largest organ and it absorbs anything it comes into contact with. Most sunscreens on the market are chock-full of toxic chemicals that I can’t even pronounce, so I really don’t want to put those on my skin.

I’m somewhat lucky that I have olive skin and don’t burn easily, but I understand that anyone can get skin cancer…and I really want to ward off wrinkles as long as possible. So I’ve been on a search to find sunscreen that is organic and doesn’t make my skin feel coated and greasy.

If you’re like me, and don’t want to put toxic chemicals on your face just to ward off wrinkles and cancer, here are a few non-toxic options for you to try:
Environmental Working Group’s database lists SAFE sunscreen options
Two that I found work well for me are:
Andalou Naturals Daily Defense Facial Lotion (SPF 18) and
Color Science Mineral Sunscreen Brush (SPF 50)

2 Responses to “How to find safe, organic sunscreens”

  1. Rita

    Plain coconut oil and or Shea butter are both extremely good sunscreens and are very inexpensive. Plus you have the added bonus that they serve more than one purpose. You can cook with the coconut oil and made many other skin products from thw Shea butter.

  2. Heidi

    Thanks for your comment Rita. There is a lot of information out there, both pro and con, about using these healthy oils as sunscreens.


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