The seasons are changing and summer is bringing in the hot weather. The sun is going to be out longer and get more and more intense as the days pass. So, it is important to be aware of the sun exposure you and your family are receiving.
A good way to counter the harsh rays from the sun is sunscreen, but did you know that store-bought sunscreen can be some of the most toxic and chemical ridden product that people put on their skin?!
If this comes as a surprise to you, here is why sunscreen can be potentially harmful to you:
Recently, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) reported warnings against commercial sunscreens because of the harmful chemicals inside. Chemicals such as oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate and octinoxate have been found in most sunscreens. According to the EWG, these chemicals are “endocrine disruptors, estrogenic and may interfere with thyroid and other hormone processes in the body.”
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