My family LOVES the beach. We have only a few short months to enjoy the sun and sand in the NorthEast and our most common outing is hitting the beach for some sun, sand, and surf. While I don’t grease up with baby-oil anymore (gross!), I do love to enjoy the warmth and fun as much as possible!
I took part in a Facebook chat last night about sunscreen without any chemicals that have endochrine disruptors in them- aka: Cancer causers. It is beyond me, why when we use sunscreen to PREVENT skin cancer, we are using chemicals that may cause a different type of cancer. Ridiculous.
Since there really isn’t a choice NOT to wear sunscreen for my mind, then the logical step is to find a sunscreen that is without all the crap that makes bad things happen to your hormones. Since I consider myself pragmatic, and not really an alarmist in any way, I also want to find a sunscreen that I can order easily and is less expensive than some of the natural brands being touted as “the best”. I can’t handle the best. Or rather, my budget can’t. So…here we are.
My Librarian instinct for research is born- and my search for:
- Non-harmful sunscreen: Rates less than 4 on the Environmental Working Group, Skin Deep site.
- Inexpensive: Less than $10 a tube.
- Easily found: drugstore or online.
It is ON.