Reap the Benefits of Nontoxic SPF this Summer!
It’s that time of year. The sun is peeking out, and so are all those toxic, store-bought sunscreens! Protecting your skin against harmful summer rays has many benefits, but what if I told you loves that the right, all-natural, chemical-free sunscreen can actually help your acne-prone skin and leave it looking youthful and glowing? In this post, I’ll outline three major perks of using a nontoxic SPF.
One of the biggest benefits of using a nontoxic sunscreen that uses minerals as opposed to harsh chemicals to protect your skin from the sun is that it keeps your skin moisturized without leaving a greasy layer of residue that clogs pores. While most people believe the sun would benefit those who suffer from oily skin, it can actually dry the skin out and produce even more oil. So be sure to keep your skin happy and hydrated by applying a natural sunscreen this summer.
Contrary to popular belief, having a tan will not help conceal acne scars! Harmful UV rays not only cause signs of aging, but it can also make the appearance of acne scars and marks much more noticeable. Exposure from the sun actually creates hyperpigmentation and increases melanin production, making acne scars appear much worse. By using a nontoxic SPF, you will not only protect your skin from the sun, but you will also prevent future breakouts (which may cause more scarring!).
Who doesn’t want to keep their skin free of wrinkles and prevent signs of aging?! Prolonged exposure to UV light can damage fibers in the skin called elastin. Over time, this can cause the skin to sag and stretch, causing those pesky wrinkles we all hate. So while it may appear that tan and glowy skin from the sun is healthy – it will take a not-so-pretty toll later in life. All said and done, wear your sunscreen, loves!
I tested countless non toxic face and body sunscreens to find the absolute best products on the market loves.
My #1 pick for face is the Nutrient Day Cream SPF 30 from Josh Rosebrook. This mineral liquid SPF has zinc, evening primrose oil, and hempseed oil to calm sensitive skin. It has a slight dewey finish and doesn’t make me breakout! This 2oz size lasts forever so It’s well worth the price tag. Hot tip: apply to damp and or well hydrated skin for smooth application.
This husband approved SPF 30 sheer zinc sunscreen from Babo Botanicals is the best completely nontoxic spray I’ve EVER found! It sprays on a touch white but easily blends into a sheer scentless finish. It’s also completely reef safe! Hot tip: Apply post shower when you’re in your B-day suit to avoid all tan lines.
For more information on a skincare routine to support your spring/summer skin, download my Acne Skincare Guide