What Do You Need to Know About Sunscreen Safety?

Non-Harmful Sunscreen is Best Sunscreen use has risen. That’s great news! Protecting your skin from harmful sun rays can save your life.   The problem, though, is most conventional sunscreen products. These chemical sunscreens typically use one or more harmful chemicals. These chemicals include oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate, and octinoxate.  Some Sunscreens Cause Problems, Disrupting…

Non-Harmful Sunscreen is Best

SUNSCREEN USE HAS RISEN. That’s great news! Protecting your skin from harmful sun rays can save your life.
 
The problem, though, is most conventional sunscreen products. These chemical sunscreens typically use one or more harmful chemicals. These chemicals include oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate, and octinoxate. 

Some Sunscreens Cause Problems, Disrupting Your Body’s Normal Processes

I think this excerpt from WELLNESS MAMMA BLOG says it best.
This new research by the EWG reveals that the chemicals commonly used in sunscreen are endocrine disruptors, estrogenic, and may interfere with thyroid and other hormone processes in the body. The most common sunscreen chemical, Oxybenzone, was found in 96% of the population by a recent study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. This is especially alarming since oxybenzone is considered an endocrine disruptor, can reduce sperm count in men, and may contribute to endometriosis in women. THE EWG (ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP) warns against using oxybenzone, especially on children or pregnant/breastfeeding women.

My Family Only Uses Safe Sunscreens

My husband Ben was sponsored by ZELIOS when he was a professional athlete. We found it to be a superior sunscreen. It didn’t drip into our eyes when we sweat.
 
Zelios is also mineral based. It’s made with zinc oxide – a physical, not chemical, barrier against the sun’s harmful rays. It contains zinc oxide, but it doesn’t leave a white chalky residue. It dries completely clear. That’s another reason we love it.  

Zealios Sun Barrier SPF 45 –

  1. contains 8% micronized zinc oxide along with other active ingredients
  2. filters 98% of the harmful uva & uvb rays that cause skin damage
  3. holds the FDA’s highest water resistance rating at 80 minutes
  4. dries completely clear with no chalky or greasy residue
  5. is easy on sensitive skin
  6. won’t clog pores
  7. feels like a light lotion
  8. won’t sting eyes
  9. can be worn above the eyeline
  10. has ingredients that don’t separate
  11. is unscented

Time to Switch Your Sunscreen?

We carry Zelios in our Aptos office. We encourage you to give it a try. In my opinion, it’s the best sunscreen. I use it on my family and on myself. I encourage my patients to invest in self-care by investing in a healthy sunscreen.

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