Is Your Sunscreen Helping or Harming You?

If you haven’t already heard, there’s a lot of new info coming out lately about the safety and effectiveness of chemical sunscreens.

Our friends over at have got an interesting post in their blog where you can read about the fact that four out of five name-brand sunscreens contain chemicals that may pose health hazards or offer inadequate protection.

The biggest and most used chemical in sunscreens, oxybenzone, is causing concern that it can disrupt hormones, cause allergic reactions and damage cells.

Personally I stopped using chemical sunscreens about a year ago and now only use mineral sunblocks that use zinc and titanium. I also wear more UV protective clothing including a rash guard shirt when I surf or swim.

Sunblocks and rashguards are really the way to go as opposed to sunscreens with all the chemicals they use, (which hurt us and are killing coral reefs), along with all the dang plastic bottles they come in!


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