Use a safe..or safer sunscreen
. Many top brands are loaded with harmful ingredients that are absorbed directly into your bloodstream with each application. The fact that melanoma is on the rise despite widespread, diligent, multi-generational use of sunscreens should make you pause and think this one through.http://www.ewg.org/2014sunscreen/8-sun-safety-strategies/
Pure organic coconut oil
has a natural spf of approximately 10, plus it's a healthful nutrient both ingested and applied topically. It's messy, but very good for you. And while spf 10 may sound inadequate, read about the relativity between the exaggerated benefits of higher spf. It's miniscule when you get into the higher numbers and just a marketing ploy.
Consider a base tan as the best sunscreen for limited, day to day exposure. It's not enough for a full day on the trail or the beach but it's the most natural protection for limited exposure...surely better than slathering on chemicals for a dash back and forth to your car. Plus, it's pretty much the best way to stock up on essential vitamin D until next summer.
I'm a sun lover for the health benefits and the way it makes me feel, both emotionally and physically...not talking about a tan here. And while I still always try to avoid a burn, I've yet to get one since taking the antioxidant Astaxanthin
over the last few years which also
acts as an internal sunscreen.
I'll still dab a little sunscreen for a multi hour exposure...and scrub it off immediately after... but I mostly rely on Astaxanthin for protection now. It's cheap and you'll notice a difference within a couple weeks.http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/05/25/sunscreen-and-wrinkle-prevention-in-a-pill.aspx
There's definitely a place for safe
sunscreen in a healthy lifestyle but do your homework and make decisions that are logical for you rather than an extremely flawed, one size fits all message from well intentioned advocates, but more importantly, not one that is pushed by a multibillion dollar industry.