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Protect Your Skin: #BetterBeauty In Motion

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As women, we use a variety of products as a part of our daily routine. As a parent, skin protection is a significant concern for children and loved ones. In a growing age of information sharing and motivated consumers it is becoming apparent that the demand for cleaner products is on the rise.

 

Knowing which sunscreen to buy for your family can be overwhelming. Did you know that there are chemical and physical types of sunscreens? Or, that SPF 30 is not actually twice as effective as 15. Instead, SPF 15 blocks 93 percent of the sun’s rays, while SPF 30 blocks 97 percent of the sun’s rays, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

 

One mother of two shares, “Until a friend tipped me off, I had no idea the chemicals in sunscreen could be so detrimental to our health and was sad to realize my favorite lotions were not good for us. She told me about how nano-particles in sunscreen enter our bloodstream and become unstable and endocrine disruptors.”

 

Digging deeper, if you examine the many skin care products you pick up on drugstore shelves, you can find the chemical retinol, known for its ability to fight fine lines and wrinkles, but not as well known as an endocrine disruptor, and possible cause of skin tumors. Pick up a bottle of shampoo or body wash and you’re likely to find formaldehyde – a common preservative agent, linked to cancer. As consumers we are put in a place of having to read labels and decide for ourselves.

 

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