Summer is here and people start covering themselves in sunblock. But not every sunblock is safe. Stay away from the chemical (versus physical) sunblock, which contain Oxybenzone and Octinoxate. Multiple studies show that sunblocks containing these two chemicals can disrupt hormones and may cause skin allergies. These chemicals can also have devastating effects upon our planet, as well as on our children who are more sensitive to harsh chemicals. There are plenty of natural and effective alternatives to chemical sunscreens. I found three naturals sunblocks that my family enjoys and which are 100% biodegradable, harsh-chemicals free and reef-safe: (1) Manda Sunscreen (using the ancient secret sunblock ingredient Thanaka)
(2) All Good sunscreen, and (3) Burnout sunscreen (developed by surfers for surfers).
Happy and Safe tanning!