We know that the sun can cause serious damage to our skin during the summer months, which is why you should consider the benefits of using an organic sunscreen. Sunscreens made without organic ingredients contain harmful chemicals that can be as damaging to your skin as the sun itself.
By using an organic sunscreen that contains only natural herbs and minerals, you will be providing your skin with the best possible protection from the sun. Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are two of the minerals used to help to block solar and UV rays. Both items remain on the surface of the skin to block harmful rays and since neither is absorbed into the skin, they are both non-allergenic and non-irritating to those with sensitive skin. This is wonderful to know when using the product on babies and small children.
Sunscreens made with organic products often include vitamins, soothing herbs and plant proteins to help nurture and heal the skin. They vary in effectiveness based on the Sun Protection Factor (SPF) rating as all sunscreens do. The higher the SPF, the better the product is at blocking solar energy. Even with a high SPF rating, sunscreens need to be applied at least 15 minutes before sun exposure and reapplied after being in the water for more than 1 hour for ultimate protection.
Organic sunscreen may be slightly more expensive, but since they are made with no water added, the product can go a long way. Other organic skin products are available including afterburn creams and lotions and protective lip balms. If you have kids you should be sure to protect them with organic sunscreen for kids that will block the suns harmful rays without irritating the skin.
The summer months should be a joyous time for you and your family. Stay safe in the sun 🙂