Updated August 2020
LOVING the summer SUNSHINE, but I don’t love wearing sunscreen, how about you? I have always had a problem with putting chemical-laden sunscreen on my skin. The skin is your largest organ and it absorbs anything it comes into contact with like a sponge. And sadly, 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! Check out this recent article in the Wallstreet Journal, Sunscreen Chemicals Accumulate in the Body at High Levels So I’ve been on a search to find safe, organic sunscreens
I’m grateful for my olive skin that doesn’t burn easily, but I also know that anyone can get skin cancer…and I really want to ward off wrinkles as long as possible. Besides searching to find safe, organic sunscreens, I’m also keen to find sunscreens that don’t make my skin feel coated and greasy. I usually cover up with a wide brim hat and stay out of the direct sunlight, rather than coat myself with sunscreen.
MadeSafe shares more info on exactly what all those nasty chemicals DO to your body here.
Find Safe, Organic Sunscreens
So how do you find safer, toxin-free sunscreens? If you’re like me, and don’t want to put toxic chemicals on your face or body 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
- Badger Sunscreen
- Color Science SUNFORGETTABLE® TOTAL PROTECTION™ BRUSH-ON SHIELD SPF 50 (SPF 50)
Hope these resources help you to find safe, organic sunscreens. It’s recommended to consult your own dermatologist if you have any skincare concerns. Please leave a comment to let us know your favorite organic, toxin-free sunscreen.