When it comes to protecting your skin, sunscreen is essential for preventing sunburn, sun damage, premature aging, and potential skin cancer. It’s incredibly vital that you regularly wear SPF, especially on your face. There are so many different sunscreens and SPF products available to choose from, but have you ever considered switching to an all-natural sunscreen?

Many of the most popular sunscreens on the market tend to be chemical-based, which can be not only toxic for your skin and body but also extremely harmful to the environment. Here’s why you should consider switching to a mineral-based alternative.

It’s Better For Your Skin and The Environment 
The chemicals we put on our skin go directly into our bloodstream, causing health implications. Sunscreen, in particular, can be dangerous. Sunscreens contain many harmful chemicals, including oxybenzone, one of the most commonly used sunscreen chemicals. This ingredient has been linked to organ system toxicity, endocrine disruption, and contact allergies, to name just a few issues. Oxybenzone is also dangerous for aquatic life and kills coral reefs. It is so dangerous that only one drop in an Olympic-sized swimming pool would destroy the entire coral reef’s contents. Hawaii has banned it as it has such a negative impact on the environment.

Why Choose Mineral Sunscreens? 
Mineral sunscreens are not only safer for your skin, but they’re also much kinder to the environment. Mineral sunscreens typically contain titanium dioxide or zinc dioxide, both of which are naturally sourced ingredients that offer protection against the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. Many mineral sunscreens are also vegan, and there is now a wide variety of different options for you to choose from. Always check your sunscreen label and look out for any potentially dangerous ingredients.

Our Favorites

First Aid Beauty Weightless Liquid Mineral SPF 30
Oil-free, non-comedogenic, and it’s SHEER, which means it goes on clear on all skin tones!

Kinship Self Reflect Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 32
This lightly tinted formula leaves you with a glow while providing your skin with all the plant-based probiotics to keep skin hydrated and nourished.

Dermalogica Invisible Physical Defense Sunscreen SPF 30
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