When the warm season starts, who doesn’t like to enjoy the rays? As a matter of fact, a large majority of the population loves sunbathing by the pool or on a boat. We agree that outdoor activities make for sweet family moments, but how can you and your children be effectively protected from health hazards? Here is some relevant and necessary information to keep in mind before spending some time in the sun.
Watch out for the sun!
First, let’s talk about UVA and UVB. These two types of ultraviolet light, unfortunately, lead to a risk of cancer. UVA goes deeper into the dermis provoking skin aging, while UVB is linked with causing sunburns.
Needless to say, sunscreens are essential for the maintenance of our overall health. On the other hand, some can be harmful given their composition, which is why it’s important to take a good look at the ingredient list and avoid endocrine disruptors, such as paraben and benzophenone. They can cause a change in the action of estrogen receptors and lead to hormonal disorders, such as retinyl palmitate - a potentially carcinogenic substance, used in certain formulas to prevent skin aging. In order to stay away from any dangerous effect, you should opt for natural alternatives that provide UVA & UVB defense and maximize your protection with recommended behaviors, such as applicating sunscreen regularly and not exposing your skin to the sun between 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM.
To conclude, we hope to encourage you to take better care of your health by adopting good habits with the right products. The Green Beaver offers natural, biodegradable, non-animal-tested, GMO-free and vegan sunscreens for the whole family.
Enjoy a well-protected summer!