Sunscreen is a great way to protect skin from harmful sun rays, but it also deprives us from much needed Vitamin D. The sun also provides an immune system boost, is great for our mental health, lowers blood pressure, and improves sleep. There are so many benefits we get from the sun, so let’s not avoid the sun completely. Below are some great alternatives to sunscreen. Still protecting your skin from the harmful rays, while still receiving the benefits of sunrays.
These are very versatile and oddly enough quite easy to construct. It provides great coverage for a small group when at the beach or even the park.
Everyone loves a beach umbrella. There are always a variety of colors and even sizes, ranging from large ones to cover a patio to small ones for only one person.
These shirts provide SPF protection without any harmful chemicals such as Oxybenzone, avobenzone, benzene which are known carcinogens and have been linked to hormone disruption, aquatic toxicity harming marine life, and allergic reactions.
There are many sunscreen products out there that are free of carcinogens, are reef safe, have no parabens and still provide great sun protection. Some ingredients to look for in natural sunscreen are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. For a list of some safer sunscreens click here.
As the leaves begin to change colors and pumpkins adorn porches, it's the perfect time to talk about composting during the fall season. Composting is not only a sustainable way to reduce waste, but it can also transform your garden soil into nutrient-rich goodness. There are various fall items you can add to your compost pile to enrich your soil and promote a healthier environment. Additionally, the delightful children's book, "Soil Magic," teaches young readers about composting and the items that can be composted.