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Benefits of Natural Sunscreen

Benefits of Natural Sunscreen

Sunshine. It nourishes our souls, lifts our spirits, and provides essential vitamin D. But too much exposure can come with a cost: sunburn, premature aging, and even an increased risk of skin cancer. Thankfully, sunscreen offers a shield against the sun’s harmful rays. However, with so many options on the market, choosing the right one can be confusing. In this article you learn more about the benefits of natural sunscreen, the rising star in the sun protection game.

What exactly are the benefits of natural sunscreens, and why might they be a better choice for you?

1. Gentler on your skin: Unlike traditional chemical sunscreens, which absorb UV rays, natural sunscreens use mineral ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to physically block them. This makes them less likely to irritate sensitive skin or cause allergic reactions. This is especially beneficial for children, people with eczema or rosacea, and those with sensitive skin types.

2. Reef friendly: Chemical sunscreens often contain ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which have been linked to coral reef bleaching. Thankfully, natural sunscreens are typically free of these harmful chemicals, making them a sustainable and eco-conscious choice for sun protection.

3. Non-toxic: The mineral ingredients in natural sunscreens are generally considered safe for humans and don’t readily absorb into the bloodstream. This can be a concern for individuals who are particularly sensitive to chemicals or who are looking for a more natural approach to sun protection.

4. Additional benefits: Many natural sunscreens are formulated with nourishing ingredients like aloe vera, shea butter, and antioxidants, which can moisturize and protect the skin further. This can be especially beneficial for dry or sun-damaged skin.

5. Effective protection: Don’t be fooled by the “natural” label; natural sunscreens can still offer broad-spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays, the primary culprits behind sunburn and skin damage. Look for a natural sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher for optimal protection.

While natural sunscreens offer numerous benefits, it’s important to remember that no sunscreen is completely foolproof. Be sure to reapply sunscreen every two hours, more often if swimming or sweating, and seek shade during peak sun hours (10 am to 4 pm) for optimal protection.

By making informed choices and adopting sun-safe practices, you can enjoy the sunshine safely and protect your skin for years to come.

Bright Lights Skin Protector is a natural sunscreen that tinted, reef safe, gentler on your skin and effective. This natural SPF 30 sun block comes in 6 shades that are both illuminating and matte and is a must try. It is reef friendly with the sun blocking ingredients being titanium dioxide and zinc.