FUN IN THE SUN: GUIDE TO THE BEST SUNSCREENS

If you are anything like me, summer brings out your best side, from my unicorn pool floaty to my big summer shades, summer just makes me happy. But one thing I know is that that harsh summer sun can cause havoc on my skin. That’s why today I want to tell you about my favorite go-to sunscreens. The reason I love talking to my patients, and pretty much anyone around me about my favorite sunscreens is because I like to educate people about why it’s so important to consciously pick your sunscreens. Traditional sunscreen don’t just contain harmful toxins for our bodies but also are bleaching the beautiful coral reefs we so often visit during the summer months.

First it is important to know that active ingrediants in sunscreens come in two forms, mineral as well as chemical filters. Traditional sunscreen typically contain chemical filters. These products typically contain ingrediants including oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene,  homosalate, octinoxate. Mineral filters on the other hand, are sunscreens that contain zinc oxide and or titanium dioxide which have been found to a better alternative to traditional sunscreens.  Below is a great list of sunscreens you can count on to protect your skin that don’t contain the harsh chemicals typically found in traditional sunscreens.

  • BEST BEACH AND SPORT SUNSCREENS:
    • ATTITUDE Family Sensitive Skin Care Sunscreen, SPF 30
    • Badger Sunscreen Cream, Unscented, SPF 30
    • Goddess Garden Organics Everyday Natural Sunscreen Lotion, SPF, 30
    • Just Skin Food Natural & Organic Sunscreen, SPF30
    • Sunology Natural Sunscreen, Body, SPF 50
    • ThinkSport Sunscreen, SPF 50+
    • Zebs Organics Sunscreen, SPF 20
  • BEST MOISTURIZERS WITH SPF:
    • Badger Damascus Rose Face Sunscreen, SPF 25
    • Goddess Garden Organics Face the Day Sunscreen & Firming Primer, SPF 30
    • Andalou Naturals, All-in-One Beauty Balm, Sheer Tint, SPF 30
  • BEST KID- FRIENDLY SUNSCREENS:
    • All Good Kid’s Sunscreen, SPF 30
    • Kiss My Face Organics Kids Sunscreen, SPF 30
    • Bare Republic Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, Baby, SPF 50
    • Badger Baby Sunscreen Cream, SPF 30
    • Tom’s of Maine Baby Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30
    • TruKid Sunny Days Sport Sunscreen, SPF 30
    • Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, Baby, SPF 30+
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