"I Want a healthy Sunscreen but I don't know which one to choose?"
Skin yes skin, is our largest organ so protecting it is essential. Today on Organic Roost we are going to review why mineral based sunscreens are a healthier option for your skin compared to chemical based ones.
Sunscreens are designed to protect against the harmful effects of UV rays, but did you know choosing your sunscreen should be based on more than just the SPF level.
So which is better Chemical based sunscreens or mineral based sunscreens?
Chemical based sunscreens work to absorb UV rays and you must apply 30 minutes before you go into the sun. They have a truly negative impact though, including all this crazy stuff - hormonal disruptions, low sperm count, breast cancer, can induce allergic reactions and accumulate in the body via fat cells and breast milk.
They also have the potential to oxidize in the sun, which gives it the ability to cause skin aging and possibly skin cancer.
Now, mineral Based sunscreen works as a physical block to the sun's rays so it actually begins working immediately but it does only protect against the UVB rays which only protects you against sunburn .The key active ingredients in these products are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. These are both exempt from the National Organic Program so none of these “Green Screens” can be one hundred percent certified organic but they can be made with organic ingredients.
Now when you go shopping you will notice that many chemical based products have simply added the minerals to their mixture. This does not mean they eliminated the harsh chemicals. Chemicals to avoid are...
Octocrylene, Avobenzone, Homosalate, Octisalate, Octinoxate and Oxybenzone
Now if you are thinking I want the natural sunscreen but I need a broad spectrum version that covers both UVA and UVB rays, well we got you covered. We recommend the Badger line of Sunscreens that are one hundred percent certified natural, non-gmo, cruelty free and are made with 95 percent organic ingredients, plus they are lightweight.
Now you can feel safe and healthy going into the sun for some summer fun. But don’t forget to apply your sunscreen every two hours or after a swim.