Non-Toxic Sunscreen

12:24 PM Jackie Mart 0 Comments

Who else is loving this sunny, warm weather!! With the rising temps and sunshine I wanted to touch a bit on sunscreens.  One of my friends got a sunburn this past weekend when he was out riding his bike.  Did you know that skin cancer is actually linked to the chemicals in the sunscreens?!?!  Here are some of the chemicals you want to avoid and what they do to the body.  There are plenty of natural/organic options available! See below for one of my favorites!  We are bombarded by toxins on a daily basis and what you put on your skin is directly absorbed into your bloodstream.

Chemical sunscreens use one or more chemicals including: oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate and octinoxate.

These chemicals 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! 

Of the 1,400+ sunscreens tested by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), only 5% met their safety standards and over 40% were listed as potentially contributing to skin cancer! 

Spray sunscreens have become increasingly popular in recent years, but have additional dangers, especially if inhaled. Consumer Reports warns that spray sunscreens should not be used on children and that adults should exercise caution and make sure not to use on the face or inhale them! 

Safe, clean option: I use this-

I created an Amazon Store where you can purchase items I recommend in order to live a toxin-free, holistic, healthy, lifestyle all in one place! If you have questions at all please reach out and we can find some options that are best for you and your whole family! CLICK HERE to view my recommendations. 

Copyright, 2018, Jackie Mart. For further information about this blog, or Optimum Wellness LLC, contact Jackie Mart at 712.790.5883 or As a holistic nutritionist and lifestyle coach, I will support you in taking steps to a healthier and happier you. My goal is to help you create an art of balance in your life. You will also learn how important balance between primary foods (relationships, physical activity, sleep, career and spirituality) and secondary foods (organic food and whole food) is.

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