Fun in the Sun, What You Need to Know

The Environmental Working Group 2016 guide to sunscreen just came out! Getting a good sunscreen is important to avoid toxic chemicals getting into your body, absorbed through your skin.

Our skin is the largest organ in our body and is our barrier to the outside world. Skin has the ability to absorb and release a huge number of chemicals, and because of this sweating is my favorite way to detox!

Back to the sun and skin story, a sunburn causes oxidative damage to your skin, and so does a sunscreen with toxic chemicals. Put the two on top of each other and you've got a bad combination. Oxidative damage over time can lead to premature aging of the skin, sun spots, pre-cancerous lesions, and skin cancer.

My favorite way to protect myself in the sun is to cover up with a good hat and light weight long layers, along with my favorite sunscreen Badger brand SPF 30!