Do you know what’s in your conventional sunscreen? Parabens (a preservative found to be a carcinogen), avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate, oxybenzone (found to impact fertility) and octinoxate. Some states like Hawaii recently passed legislation to ban sunscreens with oxybenzone and octinoxate because of its harmful effect on coral reefs and marine life!
If you didn’t previously know what was in your sunscreen, don’t worry. At Dave’s Health and Nutrition, we know what’s in ours—natural ingredients that protect the skin of babies, children, and adults alike without any nasty chemicals, animal-testing, or unnecessary ingredients. Here are our top six safe sunscreens and after after-sun products that are safe for your whole family.
- MyChelle Sun Shield Liquid Tint SPF 50
If you want to protect your skin while wearing makeup, or avoiding zinc oxide which makes the skin on your face look milky white, MyChelle Sun Shield Liquid Tint sunscreen may be your best bet. This mineral-based sunscreen has broad spectrum coverage to protect your skin from the sun, it’s certified reef safe, and it feels lightweight and nourishing on the skin. Plus, this product comes in nude and natural tan, so it’s perfect for most skin tones.
- Do-It-Yourself Sunscreen
Making your own safe sunscreen is a fun, convenient, affordable, natural way to make protect yourself and family from the damaging rays of the sun. It’s simple, and all you need to know is what you like. If you’re happy just using an oil then Red Raspberry seed oil or Carrot seed oil is what you want. Did you know these oils make a great sunscreen with an SPF 25-50? Come into our Salt Lake Store for a great recipe to make your own safe sunscreen containing one of these two former oils, carrier oils, zinc oxide, beeswax, and essential oils for a delightful feel that’s moisturizing and great sun care protection.
- Solar Recover Save Your Skin SprayAfter a long day in the heat, salt, sun, and chlorine, your skin needs some love! Mist your entire body with one of our favorite products, Solar Recovery Save Your Skin Spray. This 100 percent natural hydrating mist is made with distilled water, vitamin E, calendula, lavender oil, sesame oil, geranium oil, roman chamomile oil, sandalwood oil, and French seaweed absolute. Plus it’s cruelty-free and organic. Whether you have a sunburn that’s too painful to rub aloe onto or dry skin in summer or parched skin in winter, this spray is an excellent after-sun or regular moisturizer for your body.
- Topricin After Burn Cream
Even the most fastidious sunscreen applier will get too much sun from time to time. That’s where Topricin comes in. This homeopathic after-sun cream is packed with 14 Bio Medicines including arnica, echinacea, and calendula in a coconut oil base to help your skin recover from minor to severe sunburns. Plus, this product helps blisters, scars, itchy irritated skin, contact burns, and windburns too. You won’t find artificial ingredients, aloe (which dries the skin), or fragrances in this incredible after-sun cream—it’s hypoallergenic, gentle, and soothing on skin.
- Aloe Gel and Lavender essential oil
Got a sunburn? well, it happens to the best of us, almost as if it were a right of summer passage. Now what? One of the most incredibly healing after sun care combinations to quickly heal a sunburn is using Aloe gel and Lavender essential oil together. Aloe takes the heat down, reduces inflammation and hydrates the skin, while still allowing the skin to breathe, an important thing while dealing with any burn. You do not want to trap the heat in by using mom’s old go-to, butter. Lavender essential oil is well known for its antimicrobial and FAST healing action on the skin. Getting a bad sunburn is like having an open wound on the skin. It also aids in reducing inflammation, as well as calming the nervous system and it smells so good.
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