[disclosure: i received this product in exchange for highlighting this company. all opinions are my own.]
Summer is slowly shimmying off (I can’t wait for Fall), but at least here in the Northeast, it hasn’t cooled down yet. With schools starting up again soon, many families will be taking their family vacation before their kids get back in the routine of books, backpacks, and bad lunches (honestly, did your school have good lunches?..but that’s for another post). I am fair-skinned. I’m not the lightest skinned person I know, but I’m up there on the pale scale. I don’t tan. I just burn. I always hope a burn will turn to a tan, and can get quite excited when I think it has, only to realize that, no, this is just the color of most people and it’s nothing to get excited about. I’ve tried self-tanners (umpa lumpas? no thanks!), and I’ve at times bemoaned my tanless state. But life is way too short to wail over what just isn’t meant to me, and I now embrace the pale look. I now make sure to wear sunscreen when I’m going to be outside in the rays for any length of time because I know how important it is (especially for light skinned, blue-eyed individuals). I also know a lot of sunscreen is full of yuck. Enter True Natural sunscreen.
They’ve won multiple awards, and been a top rated choice of the EWG’s Skin Deep website since 2011. Here is the description of the product I’ve been using:
“Unscented & water resistant for baby and sensitive skin and Winner of Delicious Living 2013 Beauty Awards: Best natural products. This baby sensitive formula is 100% natural, gluten free, nano-particle free, and fragrance free. Keep your little one & the entire family safe in the sun with broad spectrum protection and 80 minutes of worry free water resistance!”
Last summer, we went to a zoo with my sister and her kids and, of course, everyone got slathered with the baby bum sunscreen (you know which one I mean, right?). However, my 2-year-old nephew ended up with red blotches all over his face, hands, and feet, and it was deduced that he was allergic to something in the sunscreen. But he hasn’t had any trouble with the True Natural sunscreen, and knowing it’s natural and actually preventative, not only of sunburns, but of skin cancer, is reassuring.
Have you ever thought of your sunscreen before? I’ll admit I haven’t given it much thought before a year ago or so.
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