What Makes a Good Sunscreen?
Being exposed to the harmful UV rays of the sun can damage our skin. Sunscreens play an important role in protecting us from these harmful effects. However, choosing a good sunscreen is also important in protecting your skin and being environmentally conscious.
Broad-Spectrum Protection:A good sunscreen should protect against UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin, while UVB rays are the ones that cause sunburn. Therefore, it is important to choose a sunscreen with effective broad-spectrum protection.
High SPF Value: One label information to look for when choosing a sunscreen is the SPF (Sun Protection Factor) value. SPF indicates the level of protection provided by the sunscreen. To ensure maximum protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays, you can choose natural sunscreens with SPF 50+ PA++++.
Water Resistance: If you are in contact with water, especially in places like the beach or pool, it is important to use water-resistant sunscreen. This way, you can maintain protection even after sweating or water exposure. However, it is still important to reapply the sunscreen after water contact, as indicated on the product label.
Do Sunscreens Pollute the Seas?
The ingredients of the products we apply to our skin are also important. Choosing sunscreens that contain natural mineral filters instead of chemical filters reduces the risk of irritation to your skin and prevents pollution of the seas due to chemical-containing sunscreens.
The NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) states that ingredients such as oxybenzone, nano zinc oxide, and nano titanium dioxide are harmful to underwater life, including oceans and coral reefs. On the other hand, non-nano mineral zinc is considered safe for the oceans.
The FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) has also stated that zinc oxide is safe for sunscreens. Unlike nano-sized particles, natural sunscreens containing non-nano mineral zinc create a physical barrier on the skin's surface, reflecting UV rays and providing complete sun protection without being absorbed into the body.
BEE&YOU Face and Body Sunscreens, containing Anatolian propolis, non-nano mineral zinc, shea butter, and aloe vera, are derived from 100% natural ingredients. They are a safe option for your face and entire body. Without chemical filters, their unique formulas provide SPF 50+ PA++++ protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays and are water-resistant for 80 minutes. BEE&YOU Face and Body Sunscreens will become your must-have all year round!