It’s late summer and I’ve been staying indoors for the last 5 weeks, but that doesn’t change the fact that we are in the middle of a record breaking hot, hot summer.
It’s time for my yearly post on sunblock. When it’s time to slather on the sunscreen, it’s best to use a mineral based formula. These don’t penetrate the skin, and instead just reflect the sun’s rays. Most sunblocks contain cancer causing chemicals, and when baked into the skin by the sun, they increase your risk of developing skin cancer.
There is a great database called Skin Deep where you can search the type of sunscreen you use and find out how safe (or dangerous) they are. I recommend using it for all of your personal care products.
Also, it’s best to completely avoid the spray-on sunblock. The toxic cancer causing chemicals and hormone disruptors in the sunscreen become airborne and are then inhaled by your children and anyone else around.