sun protection

Summer is around the corner; it’s time to educate yourself on your sun protection

Not all sun protection is created equal. In fact, in many cases, sunscreen can be harmful, not helpful. There are two ways sunscreen protects your skin from damage from the sun: either a mineral barrier or a chemical barrier.

Chemical sunscreens use chemicals including oxybenzone. Despite its sun protective abilities, it has shown to penetrate through the skin, which has proven to be more harmful than it is good. These chemicals have the potential to disrupt hormones, especially in children. Recent studies show that oxybenzone is found in 96% of our households, this is especially alarming since oxybenzone is considered to be an endocrine disruptor. As a photocarcinogen, it has shown the ability to attack DNA cells. It is believed that it is a huge contributing factor in the rise of melanoma, the reduction in sperm count in men and may even contribute to thyroid disease, endometriosis and breast cancer in women.

sun protectionMineral sunscreens typically include ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide; these create a physical barrier to protect your skin from the sun. Mineral sunscreens are known as a physical sunscreen. These minerals sit on the top of your skin to deflect light and do not allow the absorption through your body.

Organic Elements offers two ways to protect your skin without all the harmful chemicals in sunscreen for your family.

Eminence Sun Defense Minerals SPF 30 is a favorable way to not only get your daily dose of sun protection but also works to nourish and heal your skin. The SPF 30 prevents damage from the sun as well as helps to reduce premature aging. Eminence Defense Minerals SPF 30 is hypoallergenic, water resistant and a chemical-free approach to sun care.

Our exclusive “barely there” by MD Solar Sciences Mineral Crème with SPF 50 is a lightweight, silky-smooth blend that helps blur fine lines and wrinkles while effectively blocking your skin from the sun’s rays. It is Non-irritating and oil free. It is even gentle enough for sensitive skin and children six months and older.

Stop by Organic Elements Spa today to pick up your Eminence Sun Defense Minerals SPF 30 and get out there and enjoy the sun worry-free.