Why should you use an Organic and Natural Sun Cream?

In spring, thousands of people get out their bathing suits to enjoy the return of the sun and the beautiful weather. While it's nice to proudly show off your tanned complexion during this period, note that the first rays of the sun can cause you to suffer from unpleasant burns. The solution is to use an organic and natural sun cream. Why opt for this product? What are its advantages, and how to choose it?
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The dangers of using conventional sunscreens

Conventional sunscreens are popular for their intoxicating scent and ultra-penetrating texture. Although they are easy to find in stores and easy to apply, these cosmetic products are composed of questionable ingredients that are harmful to the body. All sunscreens contain sunscreens to protect the skin from UVA and UVB rays. However, unlike a natural organic sunscreen which is made of mineral filters, a standard sunscreen is made of chemical filters such as benzophenone2, oxybenzone, butylated hydroxyanisole, parabens, octocrylene, or silicones.

These ingredients are endocrine disruptors, allergens and even carcinogens. In addition to being harmful to your health, these products are dangerous for the environment. They destroy microalgae, coral reefs and represent a major threat to all species living in the ocean and those living on land in the long term. Moreover, the action of conventional sunscreens is only activated after 30 minutes after their application.

The benefits of using organic and natural sunscreens

Organic and natural sunscreens are composed of mineral filters which are assemblies of microparticles of minerals such as titanium dioxide or zinc oxide. Unlike chemical filters that penetrate the epidermis to absorb UV rays, mineral filters are deposited on the skin's surface to reflect them. They are said to act as a shield. Organic and natural creams do not contain ingredients that are harmful to health.

They are therefore suitable for fragile skin and have the advantage of reducing the risk of allergies that may occur during the use of sunscreens. They are composed of vegetable oils such as coconut or jojoba oil, which will pamper, nourish and moisturize your skin in depth while delicately perfuming it.

Organic and natural creams are also biodegradable. They are therefore beneficial for your health and for the ecosystem. Contrary to popular belief, natural sun creams are just as effective as conventional ones. Moreover, they protect the skin as soon as they are applied. You don't need to wait 30 minutes before exposing yourself to the sun.

Today, there are organic and natural sun creams that have light textures that promote rapid penetration into the skin, and do not leave white spots on the skin. These products can quickly replace traditional sun creams while preserving your skin and the marine landscape.


How to choose the right sunscreen?

To choose the right sunscreen for you, you need to consider a few basic criteria. The first is to determine your phototype. The need for sun protection is defined according to the skin of each individual. To determine your phototype, you must take into account key elements such as

  • your skin tone,
  • the color of your eyes,
  • your hair color,
  • your ability to tan or to get sunburned,
  • the presence of freckles, etc.

Darker skin types generally need less UV protection than lighter skin types. The second criterion is the intensity of the sun your skin will be exposed to. You cannot use the same cream for the sea as for the mountains.

These elements allow you to determine the SPF index of the sun cream that suits you. There are creams on the market with SPF ratings up to 50+. The higher the SPF, the longer the effectiveness and the greater the protection. Sunscreens with a high SPF are therefore recommended for fair skin. You can also take into account the format and texture to choose the sun cream that suits each part of your body.

Recommendations for organic sun creams

To get the most out of the organic and natural sun cream, you must apply it correctly to all exposed parts of your body and up to the tips of your ears. You must also maintain a good frequency of application. Reapply after every swim or every 2 hours. It is advisable to stay in the shade when the rays are very strong (between 11 am and 4 pm).

Choose SPF 50 sunscreens for infants under one year old and young children. Also, avoid exposing them to the sun, as their skin is still very fragile. Also remember to wear loose-fitting, light-colored clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses and an umbrella.

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