Looking to switch up your sunscreen? Discover the best non toxic sunscreen options on the market today and make the switch to healthier living.
At Roam & Thrive we are big fans of natural, non-toxic skincare and the same goes for sunscreen. With so many products on the market today it’s hard to know what to look for when also trying to lead the healthiest life possible.
We know that wearing SPF daily is important but there are also a few other factors to consider when looking for the best non toxic sunscreen.
Sunscreens today are loaded with ingredients, both chemical and mineral but it’s often hard to know which are good for us and which aren’t just by looking at the bottle. Labels and bottles can be misleading.
Keep reading to find out more about the best non toxic sunscreen options today, which ingredients to look out for and how to keep yourself safe, healthy and happy while enjoying the outdoors.
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The Dangers of Toxic Sunscreen
In recent years chemical sunscreen ingredients have come under scrutiny. Not much was done to fully study these chemical ingredients before launching them into sunscreens at the start of the 1970s and only recently more and more studies have been done.
In short, chemical or physical sunscreens contain active ingredients that are toxic to our bodies and the environment. Ingredients such as oxybenzone have been linked with endocrine disruption, organ system toxicity as well as allergies. It’s believed to also be toxic to marine life and responsible for coral bleaching.
The chemicals in sunscreens get absorbed into the skin and bloodstream straightaway leading to free radical build-up in the body.
They work by penetrating into the skin and creating a reaction that prevents UV rays from damaging the cells.
The other option is a mineral sunscreen. Non-nano zinc oxide for example contains particles big enough to sit on the skin and absorb harmful UVA/UVB rays without toxins building up in the body.