Let The Sun Shine, a little bit is good for you
Sunshine is the best way for humans to make Vitamin D, a super important nutrient required for a healthy immune system, strong bones and teeth, proper hormone function and so much more. Despite the reasons why you shouldn't fear sunshine, it's still important to avoid burning your skin.
So I made a sunscreen that is toxin free and has only good things for you in this yummy, spreadable cream.
Below is an article in regards to the sunscreens you should avoid like the plague for you or your kiddos.
By Megan Boyle, HCHW Editorial Director
Originally published by Healthy Child Healthy World by Megan Boyle.
Parents and caregivers know that applying a safe, effective sunscreen to children is one key to protecting them from sun damage. Sunscreen should never be your child’s first line of defense against the sun, of course, and the reality is that some products may actually do more harm than good.
Here’s what to avoid:
Spray sunscreens – They can be inhaled and don’t cover skin completely.
SPF values above 50+ – They try to trick you into believing they’ll prevent sun damage. Don’t trust them. Useful SPF protection tops out at 30 to 50.
Oxybenzone – This common ingredient can disrupt the hormone system.
Retinyl palmitate – Here’s another ingredient to avoid. It may actually trigger skin damage on sun-exposed skin.
Here’s our list of the worst sunscreens for kids.
They each have at least three strikes against them: sky-high SPFs and potentially harmful ingredients oxybenzone and retinyl palmitate. Two have another strike against them: They’re aerosol sprays that can harm sensitive young lungs. Convenient? Yes. Good for kids? Absolutely not.
Keep these 11 sunscreens out of your shopping cart:
Banana Boat Clear UltraMist Kids Max Protect & Play Continuous Spray Sunscreen, SPF 110
Coppertone Kids Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 70
Coppertone Kids Sunscreen Stick, SPF 55
Coppertone Kids Wacky Foam Foaming Lotion Sunscreen, SPF 70+
Coppertone Water Babies Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 70+
Coppertone Water Babies Sunscreen Stick, SPF 55
Equate Kids Sunscreen Stick, SPF 55
Kroger Baby Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 70
Kroger Kids Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 70
Neutrogena Wet Skin Kids Beach & Pool Sunscreen Spray, SPF 70+
Up & Up Kid’s Sunscreen Stick, SPF 55