Though it’s mid-may and the sunshine doesn’t feel very hot yet, it’s important to increase sunscreen use as you increase your outdoor activities. For those of you looking for chemical-free sunscreens, Valley Natural Foods is the place to come where you can talk to wellness staff about the best option for you.
So what’s the difference between chemical and non-chemical? Physical barrier sunscreens are non-chemical, containing either Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide as the active ingredient. They work to form a layer of opaque minerals on top of the skin that reflects or scatters ultraviolet (UV) light. Chemical sunscreens differ in that they absorb UV rays before they can do any damage. However, chemical sunscreens can be absorbed into the skin, likely to cause irritations, allergies or other health concerns.
Next time you shop here at Valley Natural Foods, ask about our sunscreen selections. Make sure to select sunscreens that offer broad-spectrum sun protection. Check out our online coupons for $1.00 off any Aubrey Suncare product this week!