There are a number of good reasons why natural sun care products are better! Firstly, they offer a range of health benefits for your skin, such as natural sun protection without the nasty ingredients. And secondly, they are safer and much kinder to the environment. We also think that they are definitely comparable, price wise. With so much conflicting information out there, it's easy to get lost in the maze of conventional vs. natural products. In this month's blog, we help convince you with some valid reasons to switch to natural sun care, pronto!
We have found that conventional mainstream sun care products like sunscreens, lotions and self tanners contain harmful ingredients such as oxybenzone, parabens and many others that mess with the body’s natural endocrine system and potentially alter hormones, causing havoc. Think about it! Your skin is the largest bodily organ and applying these toxins directly onto your skin will easily absorb, spread its way through your blood stream and other parts of your body.
The sun care products we stock here at BellaNaturally avoid these harmful ingredients, reducing the chances of unwanted side effects like irritation, skin breakouts and adverse reactions. We recommend making a habit of checking the ingredients list and always read labels to make sure you know what's in your product!
We think natural sun care is the best way to protect yourself and your family from unwanted side effects and sun related health problems. Nasty chemicals, cheap artificial fragrances and colours make up the majority of the product's contents in conventional sun care products. For this reason, we think that it's worth paying a bit more for a product that has been researched, tested (on humans), produced ethically and has achieved a trusted certification, over a product which may contain cheap ingredients with clever marketing such as a celebrity endorsement or cartoon character label.
Natural sun care products often contain only natural, certified organic ingredients instead of a cocktail of chemicals and work just as well, if not better than the conventional type. Skin friendly, natural minerals like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide are used to protect the skin. We have found that these ingredients are gentler on skin and are less likely to cause skin irritation.
Finally, choosing natural sun care from our store is the best way to ensure you are buying not only cruelty free but also planet friendly, eco-sustainable products that keep the environment happy and healthy for years to come!