Sunscreens Demystified June 01 2015

Environmental Working Group's 2015 Guide to the Best Beach & Sport Sunscreens is a great resource to navigate which products are effective and have safe ingredients!
Outside in summer
 

Keep in mind that there are two types of UV (ultraviolet) rays from the sun: UVA and UVB. UVA rays are primarily responsible for skin damage from excessive sun exposure that can lead to cancer and skin aging. Although UVB rays can also cause damage and sunburn, they are necessary for your body to produce its own cancer protective vitamin D via the skin.

Sunlight is by far the optimal way to produce your vitamin D. Blocking UVB rays may inadvertently be increasing your cancer risk by blocking vitamin D absorption.

Many people don't realize that unprocessed Coconut oil offers a natural SPF of 5-8 on its own. You'll find this wonderful oil in all of our