What to Avoid in Sunscreen

Sunscreen used to scare me more than the sun. After our family history of health issues and my hubs’ cancer history, if it is inedible, I refuse to put it on our skin….

Sunburnt

But sunburn is real. This photo was taken last year when Anay got sunburned in the car (we were not even outside) when our AC stopped working.

For this brown skinned mama who just gets tanned and not burnt, I did not care that much about how much sunscreen I applied. But my kiddos… fair skinned through and through. I can’t even say that they were exchanged at the hospital because they were born at home, never left my sight and plus they look like Asad. 🙂

The Research

Then came the excruciating research of figuring out what sunscreen to buy. Hey, if I can research something as simple as what crib to buy that does not put off gas, I am going to research what toxic chemicals are present in a sunscreen. For instance, I also used to think that higher the SPF, the better the sun protection. I was so wrong….Check this article out by EWG. Hawaii has banned chemical sunscreens as have certain other countries as they are destroying the coral reefs.

Because I am a DIY kind of person, I started making my own as I didn’t trust what was in the market.

But at the back of my mind, I always used to wonder – whether this will actually work, how often to apply it, how much protection will it give us??? And it did work for the most part. I also used to apply as frequently as every hour. Plus it was greasy. And because I prefer non toxic to toxic, I would rather put up with the imperfect parts of it as long as it works.

FINALLY Young Living came out with mineral sunscreen, and I was thrilled! I trust YL 100% to provide the best quality products out there, so no surprise that this mama was thrilled.

Here’s what I love about YL sunscreen:

It’s made with Non Nano Zinc Oxide so it won’t get absorbed into the skin.

Feel good that you are using a formula that is free from: UV chemical sunscreens, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, animal-derived ingredients, synthetic preservatives, synthetic fragrances, or synthetic dyes.

Protects against UVA and UVB rays

Has my favorite ingredient of all – essential oils

Plant based, Vegan and Cruelty free

What is the Best Protection from the Sun?

The best protection from the sun is to stay in the shade, wear long sleeved clothes, wide brimmed hats, and stay hydrated. You also need to apply sunscreen often – high SPF is not always better for that reason.

You can NOW relax knowing that your kids AND you are taken care of without having to compromise on quality.

Want your own Young Living sunscreen?

Contact me and I can help you get it at a discounted price! Or go to Young Living.com and choose member – get your starter kit and add sunscreen before checking out. Using my link ensures that you will be well taken care of by me and our community. Education is our primary focus…

You can also buy it as a retail customer at full price. Though I would highly recommend the starter kit as a way to start because of all the benefits.

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What type of sunscreen are you using now? Tell me in the comments!