I just picked up some great natural sunscreen that works like a charm and has none of the nasty attributes of ordinary sun screen!
One of my girlfriends recently told me about the risks of ordinary sunscreen and suggested that I start using natural sunscreen. Well, I conducted some research and was surprised to learn that most sunscreens are toxic and can promote the creation of free radicals in the body. Incredibly, many recent reports show that sunscreens can actually raise skin cancer risk. That’s the case even with natural, commercially available sunscreens! So, all the more reason to be careful about what you’re buying.
In general, I try to avoid using sunscreen where it is possible to do so. For example, if I know I won’t be outside for very long, it’s easy enough to use a hat or shirt to shield my skin. I have always been a bit sceptical about excessive sunscreen use, especially considering that many people are vitamin D deficient, which has been linked to many other health problems. Accordingly, my approach to sun exposure is to be sure I get adequate daily exposure, without going overboard and creating a nasty sunburn that might have health consequences.
If I know I’m going to stay outdoors in the sun for lengthy period of time and that a hat and shirt will not be sufficient protection, then I will consider using a natural sunscreen. There are various interesting natural sunscreen recipes available online. However, for those of us who don’t have the time and inclination to make our own since there are some decent options available for purchase.
The brand that I am quite fond of is called Badger Organic. You can learn more about it here. Enjoy the sun and remember to stay safe!