If you’re planning tons of trips to the beach with the family this summer, don’t forget to bring sunscreen. With skin cancer being the most common form of cancer in the US, we need to do our part to prevent too much sun exposure. You could potentially triple your risk of skin cancer by getting a sunburn once every two years.
To protect yourself and your family’s skin, here are some sunscreen products that are all natural, organic and will
Kabana Green Screen Organic Sunscreen SPF 20 Original – sunscreen that protects against UVA and UVB rays, but also gluten free, corn free and vegan. It’s biodegradable and packaged in 100% recyclable material.
DO Natural Sunscreen SPF32 – with certified organic aloe, this new mineral sunscreen protects against UVA and UVB rays without any harsh chemicals or nano particles. 100% natural!
Aubrey Organics Natural Sun SPF30 – sunscreen to keep your skin hydrated and protected from UVA and UVB rays. Vegan and Gluten free.
Beyond Coastal Natural Sunscreen SPF30 – protects against UVA and UVB rays. Keeps skin nourished with their aloe vera, shea butter and vitamin c ingredients. Gluten free.
Loving Naturals Clear Body SPF30 Sunscreen- protects against a broad spectrum of UVA and UVB rays. Made from 100% natural/organic ingredients. It’s also water resistant!
In addition to using sunscreen, are a few ways you can prevent overexposure from the sun:
- Stay in a shade, especially during the hours of 10am and 4pm to avoid the strongest sun
- Keep covered with hats, large umbrellas, and light long sleeved shirts
- Don’t forget the sunscreen on hard to reach places like your neck, elbows, and ears
- Put a small amount of sunscreen on your hair to avoid sun burning your scalp
- Wear sunglasses with UV ray protection to help prevent eye damage from the sun
- Have lip balm for your lips that have sun protection to keep them nourished and damage free
What other tips do you have for keeping your skin safe this summer?
Wendy Yu is a digital marketing professional living in New York City. When she’s not using the power of social media to share ideas on how to be more environmentally friendly, she is exploring the city, trying local foods, and learning more about how she can reduce her carbon footprint.
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