Do you know Hawaii is the first state to pass a bill banning the sale of chemical sunscreen containing Oxybenzone and Octinoxate? The new law will go into affect January 1, 2021. Scientists have found that chemical sunscreen contributes to coral bleaching, deformities, DNA damage and ultimately death in coral when washed off in the ocean. Both chemicals have been found at toxic levels in the sea life and seafoods we consume. EWG.org Skin Deep (Environmental Working Group) claims that chemical sunscreens found in skin care products may cause allergic reactions, linked to cancers and disrupts hormones. So what can we use? Sunscreens with ingredients zinc oxide or zinc and titanium oxide are physical sunscreens. Upon application it is thick and pasty and it is meant to sit on the skin rather than absorbing into the skin. It’s a physical barrier between you and the damaging UVA/B rays. Physical sunscreen is the last item you apply!
Ideally SPF 30 is the number to look for, any higher doesn’t give you a longer barrier or gives you a false sense of protection. So you ask “What does the number mean?” Formulation is... how soon does your skin pink up when you are unprotected in the sun? Let’s make this easy 10 minutes. 10 mins x SPF 30 = 30 minutes or five hours you need to reapply your sunscreen. That’s if you are not sweating or going into the water or if you are a fair skin (redhead, blue/green eyes) or first time seeing the sun in the season, absolutely reapply much sooner! Enjoy your summer and please use your sunscreen! Your future skin will thank you!
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