SPF Skin and Planet Safety

Happy Earth Day ! In celebration of Earth Day, Today Hairblues is focusing on “planet friendly” SPF products . By the way, do you know that there are two ingredients in most SPF products , which are harmful to coral reefs?

SPF has a range of uses. For example, it’s remarkable that simply stated, when used correctly, sunscreen products may help prevent some skin cancers, including melanoma. “Sun protection factor (SPF): Is a number on a scale for rating the degree of protection provided by sunscreens.” Some African-Americans and Hispanics have a misunderstanding about requiring sunscreen. In fact, although  darker-skin people  have more melanin, they can get sun-burned and get skin cancer.  The great Jamaican Reggae artist Bob Marley was diagnosed with Melanoma, which happened to be located just under a toenail. 

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Is your SPF product safe reef spf“? Hairblues has focused on this topic in the past. And, you may recall the two ingredients in SPF determined harmful to the coral reef eco system – Oxybenzone and octinoxate should be avoided, if at all possible, for greater “planet safety.”

Clearly these are complex topics. However, we can choose to make a difference by purchasing planet friendly products. Below you can click a link on what Hawaii, the first state in the USA to ban the sale of sunscreen containing the coral-harming chemicals,oxybenzone and octinoxate , advises on this subject. In addition, read what Goop thinks are the best non-toxic sunscreen options are in 2021. Goop products , by the way, are also cruelty free and vegan.

Keep in Mind: So long as the sunscreen is at least SPF 30, water-resistant, broad-spectrum and applied about 15 minutes before going outside, it doesn’t matter in what order you apply your skincare products.

Sources:
SPF Sunscreen for Coral Reefs & Earthling Beauties | HairBlues
Is Sunscreen for Darker Skin People Necessary? | HairBlues
8 Best Clean & Non-Toxic Sunscreen Options In 2021 | Goop
https://www.hawaii.com/blog/reef-safe-sunscreen/
Sunscreen and Your Morning Routine | Johns Hopkins Medicine

2 thoughts on “SPF Skin and Planet Safety”

  1. Excellent info! Couldn’t click on Like. Two products for body sold out.☹ Will get Vive Sana.Thx.

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