Benefits of Organic Sunscreen

The sun can cause serious damage to your skin during the summer months, which is why you should consider the benefits of using an organic sunscreen. Sunscreens made without organic ingredients contain chemical ingredients that can be as harmful to your skin as the sun itself. By using an organic sunscreen that contains only natural herbs and minerals, you will be providing your skin with the best care possible. Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are two of the minerals used to help to block solar and UV rays. Both items remain on the surface of the skin to block harmful rays and since neither is absorbed into the skin, they are both nonallergenic and nonirritating to sensitive skin. This is wonderful to know when using the product on babies and small children.

Sunscreens made with organic products often include vitamins, soothing herbs and plant proteins to help nurture and heal the skin. They vary in effectiveness based on the Sun Protection Factor (SPF) rating as all sunscreens do. The higher the SPF, the better the product is at blocking solar energy. They are available in cream, lotion, spray on products, and can be found at health food stores, department stores and from online merchandisers. Even with a high SPF rating, sunscreens need to be applied often when the need arises for ultimate protection. Skin will absorb sunscreen quickly so frequent applications will be necessary. Participating in water act ivies will lead to a loss of sunscreen on your skin so reapply immediately when exiting the water.

Organic sunscreen cost an average of $29.95 for a two-ounce supply, but since they are made with no water added, the product can go a long way. Other organic skin products are available including after burn creams and lotions and protective lip balms. The summer months should be a joyous time for you and your family. If you have kids you should be sure to protect them with organic sunscreen for kids that will block the suns harmful rays without irritating the skin.

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