Sunscreen Safety Tips: Our 2022 Guide
Mineral vs Chemical:
Mineral-based sunscreens behave differently than its chemical counterpart:
- They are made from pure zinc oxide or titanium dioxide that act as a physical barrier and sit on top of the skin, instead of being absorbed into the skin.
- They work immediately.
- They are safe for the environment.
- They do not have carcinogens and toxins that get absorbed into our bloodstream.
Our Tips for Sun Care Application
If you’re ready to make the switch from chemical sunscreen to natural sun care, here are my best tips for keeping you and your family safe this summer.
☀️ Put Sunscreen On Before Heading Outside
Did you know that mineral sunscreens work right away? Yup! I still recommend applying before heading out to ensure you’re properly covered.
☀️ Moisturize your Skin Prior to Applying Sunscreen
With the dermal layer a little more moisturized, it allows our sunscreen to spread readily into the skin, lessening the whitening effect.
☀️Make Sure You’ve Used Enough
Being liberal with your sunscreen application is better than using the “less is more” concept.
☀️Apply in Layers
Begin with a pea to dime-sized amount of sunscreen and rub it evenly into the skin then apply more as needed until you are completely covered.
☀️Apply Often… Don’t Wait Till You’ve Turned Red
A good rule of thumb is to aim to apply every two hours or every 40-80 minutes after swimming, sweating, drying off and brushing up against other things including clothes.
Save this post to keep these tips handy for all your adventures this summer.