25 May It is finally easy to get sunscreen without toxicants
Safe, sun-blocking minerals are now easily available in non-toxic products that actually work AND look great.
I started wearing sunscreen in my twenties. Before that it was baby oil combined with iodine or maybe some cocoa butter, with the goal of getting the darkest tan possible. There were no warnings about sun damage, or sun protection for that matter; products were sold to enhance tans with SPF around 4 to 8. In hindsight the only good part was getting all that vitamin D.
Now everyone knows the importance of sunscreen, but do you know the difference between chemical sunscreen and mineral sunblock? Chemical sunscreen can penetrate the skin and typically acts as a filter. Many of these chemicals have been found to affect and disrupt normal hormone balance, and to cause skin allergies. Sunblock provides a physical block from naturally occurring minerals such as zinc oxide and titanium oxide and are generally safe for everyone, even babies.
The good news is that there are now many natural sunscreens with sunblocking minerals plus nourishing oils. I’ve given one recommendation in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kplMKO1dD_E Not all natural products are pure, so be your own expert and read the full ingredient deck on all skin products!
There’s lots of talk about antioxidants fighting free radicals. Antioxidants help prevent or stop cell damage caused by oxidants. These free radicals can cause skin damage and premature aging and are found in pollutants, pesticides, alcohol, tobacco, fried foods…and you guessed it, UV rays. Alpine Pure Oil is loaded with protective antioxidants like vitamin C, E and selenium, so you are fighting premature aging on two fronts.