Our skin is our LARGEST organ! It is very porous, especially in the heat. When we place chemicals onour skin, it absorbs into our bloodstream and in some cases and ages, reaches our blood-brain barrier.
I don’t recommend sunscreen under 6 months and I recommend little use between 6-12 months old. When we put sunscreen on our skin, we don’t absorb Vitamin D either as it blocks 95% of rays. Going outside for 15-20 minutes or until or skin is slightly pink is OKAY even though fear has been embedded in us to avoid the sun due to cancer. But what about the chemical sunscreens that are rated a 8-10 for toxicity and known carcinogens?
This new research by the EWG reveals that the chemicals commonly used in sunscreen 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 alarming since oxybenzone is considered an endocrine disruptor, can reduce sperm count in men and may contribute to endometriosis in women. The EWG warns against using oxybenzone, especially on children or pregnant/breastfeeding women.
What brand is safe?
Here are 2 brands I recommend that are rated a ZERO from Think Dirty.
Badger and Think Baby. There are plenty others like Babyganics and California baby that are rated a 3, which is still in the green “safe zone.” Download the app. Scan your labels. Read the ingredients.
Here is a link on Sunscreen and how it could be damaging our bodies.