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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Chemical Sunscreens BEWARE!!

So you might know i not a fan of chemical filled sunscreens and always look for more natural options.Well i found another one i wanted to tell you about today.Burts Bees Non-Chemical Sunscreen and i found it at walmart !!:)It even came with a free SPF 8 chapstick.

Most synthetic sunscreens include chemicals   like octinoxate and oxybenzone. These chemicals can seep into your skin and potentially alter how your body processes the sun’s rays, or disrupt your body’s normal hormone balance.

The main ingredient in Burt's Bees sunscreen is titanium dioxide, which acts as a physical blocker (it is not absorbed by your skin),reflecting a broad spectrum of the sun’s harmful rays (UVA and UVB).Plus, many of the ingredients in synthetic sunscreens are not biodegradable, and may have harmful environmental effects when worn in the water or discarded into landfills.

Also remember this type of sunscreen starts working as soon as you put it on ,you do NOT have to wait 30 minutes!!! SOOO AWESOME!!

Do you worry about all the chemicals in sunscreens?? It seems this topic needs more talking about,and more people need to be aware,especially when putting it on children.

Also one more thing-this is only SPF 15 so what they means is it needs to be reapplied every 150 minutes for protection.It does come in SPF which would protect you for 300 minutes,do not be fooled that a higher SPF means more protection it is the same,you just do not need to re-apply as often.

1 comment:

  1. I didn't know any of that. I'll have to pick new sunscreen up this year.


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