The summer is upon us, and that means it’s time to protect our skin from the harsh rays of the sun. I was fortunate enough to attend an educational blogger event at the Whole Foods store in Paradise Valley, where many different sun care products were featured. All natural sun care is so much better than the traditional chemical-filled stuff – eww!
I learned tons at this event, including how mineral sunscreen differs from chemical sunscreen. Mineral sunscreen sits on top of your skin and doesn’t have to soak in, so it begins working immediately. (With chemical sunscreens, you have to wait 15 minutes or so for it to sink in and be effective.) Most importantly, mineral sunscreen doesn’t have chemicals soaking into your skin. Much healthier!
A whole list of organic-friendly suncare tips is in the pic to the left. Check it out, Scout!
After we learned about mineral vs. chemical sunscreen, we explored some of the awesome products available at Whole Foods that function as all-natural sun care. I loved the DeVita Moisture Tints, which had a tinted moisturizer look but were all-natural, aloe-based and worked as sunscreen. I finally got to encounter the famous Badger Balm, which seems killer for rough hands and feet.
I also loved the Goddess Garden facial sunscreen and even posted an Instagram pic of me wearing it:
Need even more incentive to switch to a more natural and healthy sun care routine? Whole Foods is having a 4 day suncare promotion May 23-26 where you can get 30% off suncare products, including the ones featured in this post. You can check out the Phoenix Whole Foods Twitter page for more information on the sale. Enjoy the summer sun safely, doves!
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