How do you choose the best sunscreen?
- Posted on: May 27 2021
Summer is just around the corner! We all know to use sunscreen to protect our skin when we’re out in the sun, but how do you choose the best sunscreen? Did you know the ingredients in some sunscreens can be harmful to your heath?
Studies show that one of the most common sunscreen ingredients, oxybenzone, is definitely absorbed into the bloodstream and can cause hormone disruption – both estrogenic and anti-androgenic effects. It also creates potentially harmful free radicals when exposed to sunlight.
Still, oxybenzone is present in over 600 sunscreens sold in the United States. Instead, use physical sunblock containing titanium dioxide or zinc oxide for your body, and sunscreen containing Mexoryl SX or avobenzone for your face (they don’t leave a white hue).
Hawaii even banned sunscreens with oxybenzone and octinoxate, which have shown to kill coral reefs and cause major problems for sea life including fish, urchins, and algae. One of the coolest things I’ve ever done is snorkel the Great Barrier Reef. The thought of losing such awesome resources as that is definitely concerning. So keeping our skin and oceans safe at the same time is something I think we should all get behind!
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