Dive into the Good Stuff
Hey there, super moms and moms-to-be! We know how important it is for you to keep your family and the environment safe. When it comes to sun protection, ditching the chemicals and going for reef-safe mineral sunscreen is a must for you and for your little ones. In this blog post, we're gonna cover all the amazing benefits of reef-safe, mineral based sunscreen and why it's a safer choice for you and for your family.
Gentle on Sensitive Skin
Alright, let's face it, being a mom or a mom-to-be can bring some unexpected changes to your skin. We're talking about increased sensitivity and the likelihood of sunburns. But fear not, reef-safe, mineral sunscreens are here to save the day! Packed with natural sun protectants like non-nano zinc oxide, these bad boys provide broad-spectrum protection without irritating your delicate skin. Our SurfDurt formula also includes antioxidants like organic golden jojoba oil, mango butter and cacao butter to soothe and nourish the skin. No more worries about redness or rashes – it's a win-win for you and your skin.
Okay, time to talk hormone disruptors and synthetic chemical sunscreens. Hormone disruptors are substances that can interfere with the normal functioning of our hormones, which are chemical messengers in our bodies. Hormones play a vital role in various processes including growth, metabolism, and reproduction. When hormone disruptors enter our system, they can mimic, block, or alter our natural hormones, leading to imbalances and potential health issues. Chemical and aerosol sunscreens often contain ingredients that are categorized as hormone disruptors. These ingredients get absorbed into the body through the dermal layer (your skin) and interfere with your natural hormonal balance once they're carried in your blood. Mineral sunscreens, on the other hand, skip out on these potentially hazardous ingredients (no oxybenzone's or avobenzone's here). Instead, a truly mineral sunscreen will use only one of two natural minerals as their active ingredients. So look for sunscreens that only have non-nano zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide in the "Active Ingredient" section of their drug facts label. These minerals work by sitting on top of the skin and physically blocking the UV rays, without interfering with our hormones.
Babies and pregnant or breastfeeding mothers are especially sensitive to hormone disruptors, so it is always a safer bet to choose a mineral sunscreen like SurfDurt, when you are expecting or protecting little ones.
We don't want to fear-monger. All sunscreens are better for you than skin cancer but we do think you should be fully informed of the potential risks of any product before you smear it all over yourself or the ones you love. So remember, if you'd like to avoid potentially harmful hormone disruptors, dear moms and moms-to-be, look for sunscreens that only have the active ingredient(s) non-nano zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide or just say goodbye to skin irritations, hormone woes, and environmental guilt entirely and make the switch to SurfDurt with the whole family. By choosing truly mineral sunscreens like ours, you'll be able to give your skin the gentle care it deserves while ensuring a safer sun protection for you and for your little one. Plus, you get to be an eco-warrior, protecting delicate coral reefs and marine life from hormone disruptors as well. We think that's something your whole family should be proud of.
Written by: Maxine Chapman
Favorite SurfDurt: Neutral Tan :)
Sources: Environmental Working Group