It is necessary to use organic sunscreen? Is it really better for you?
We've all been convinced that if we want to avoid skin cancer, then sunscreen is a MUST. Did you know though, that as the use of sunscreen has risen, so has the incidence of skin cancer? Since most people now use commercial sunscreens loaded with chemicals, perhaps organic sunscreen offers a safer form of protection.
A recent study by the Center for Disease Control showed that 97% of Americans are contaminated with oxybenzone, a commonly-used sunscreen ingredient. This chemical has been linked to allergies, hormone disruption, and cell damage, and to low birth weight in baby girls whose mothers used it during pregnancy. Oxybenzone enhances the penetration of sunscreen chemicals into the skin and these chemicals are absorbed into the blood stream to cause serious health problems.
Worse yet, for those who use sunscreen in hopes of avoiding wrinkles and age spots due to the sun, studies find that sunlight also causes oxybenzone to form free radical chemicals that may be linked to cell damage - which in fact CAUSES premature aging of the skin!
Under pressure from the Environmental Working Group (EWG), the Food and Drug Administration is only now, after 30 years, beginning to invesitgate the safety of oxybenzone.
So how can you protect yourself from the harmful rays of the sun? One answer is organic sunscreen by Miessence.
Reflect Outdoor Balm offers an spf of 15 and is made of 100% certified organic ingredients. It nourishes the skin with natural minerals that help reflect damaging ultraviolet radiation. Microfine zinc oxide offers protection from harmful rays while organic olive oil keeps the skin supple. Potent antioxidants include natural vitamin E, beta carotene and polygonum extract, which protect your skin from premature aging and prevent damage caused by the elements.
You can get more information about Miessence organic sunscreen, or click here to order. You don't have to "join" anything. Simply sign up as a preferred customer. Samples of other great organic skin care products are also available on this site.
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Keep in mind too that the sun provides us with Vitamin D, an essential vitamin for building bones and even preventing cancer so a certain amount of safe exposure to the sun is necessary for overall health.