Summer is in full force. Stay tuned for quick facts on sunscreen and keeping yourself safe in the sun.
We all want to have FUN and protect ourselves and those that we love.
The UV light exposure is the strongest from 10 am-4 pm - even on a cloudy day. So cover-up. Sunscreen, hats, glasses, and shade.
What is sunburn?
Sunburn is an inflammatory reaction of the skin from too much sun exposure. It’s basically a UV radiation burn that affects our skin tissue.
What’s a suntan?
When you go into the sun, melanin, a pigment in our skin, helps to defend against the sun’s rays and will darken your unprotected sun-exposed skin.
However, the danger of a sunburn can go beyond the short term discomforts - and cause lasting damage. Sunburn can cause skin aging and the major cause of various skin cancers.
Good news!!! You can prevent getting sunburned. Start using sunscreen today! Stay tuned for emails on How Sunscreens Work!
You see it at the stores and all over the shelves. Synthetic or Chemical Sunscreens. New studies are showing that these sunscreens are absorbed into our skin and then into our bloodstream.
More studies are needed to determine how toxic these chemicals are in our bodies.
But why wait for more studies? Just avoid them. Hawaii has already banned two of these harmful sunscreens. Avoid especially for young children, pregnant women, breastfeeding moms, and immunocompromised individuals.
Synthetic sunscreens also absorb the rays and turn them into heat in your skin. The heat may cause hyperpigmentation if it stresses your skin. Oxybenzone may be a hormone-active ingredient and cause hormonal skin darkening.
A barrier or physical sunscreen is the safest sun protection product you can get. It’s like wearing an extra layer on top of your skin. The rays will bounce off.
Worried about the white layer on your face? Try our C2 Mineral Defense: Tinted Zinc Sunscreen that will help even out your skin tone and make you have a radiant glow.
The safest sunscreen is a barrier sunscreen. Zinc Oxide is your best choice for you and your family. It’s also the safest choice if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have little ones.
Summer is all about fun in the sun. The sun is a wonderful source of Vitamin D, but it also contributes to the premature aging of your skin.
- Stay healthy by using a physical barrier sunscreen (zinc oxide) is the best sunscreen for you and the planet. It’s also the safest for young children, pregnant mommies, breastfeeding mommies, and everyone else.
- Avoid Chemical/Synthetic sunscreens, as they have been shown to get into our bloodstream most likely due to the molecular size and structure of the ingredient. It’s best to avoid it! And it is hurting our ocean life and reefs.
- Don’t forget to wear hats, sunglasses and loose clothing.
- Seek shade
Check out C2’s zinc oxide sunscreens: Mineral Defense: Tinted Zinc Sunscreen or FACE/BODY30 Sunstick. Both have SPF30.