With the increasing incidence of skin cancer due the harsh UVA and UVB rays of the sun, wearing sunscreen while venturing outdoors has become imperative.
Over exposure to the harmful rays of the sun can also accelerate the skin ageing process. Sunscreen protects the skin from the suns dangerous rays, by forming a protective layer over the skin. Sunscreens can be categorized as commercially produced and organic sunscreens.
Organic sunscreens offer the same level of protection, that store brought sunscreens provide to the skin. The reason why more and more people are opting for organic sunscreens is because it is prepared with natural ingredients. Organic sunscreens contain a complex blend of organic molecules which combine together and offer protection from the sun.
However the word organic should not be mistaken for the sunscreen being prepared naturally. On the other hand the term organic in this context means that there are many natural ingredients like jojoba oil, coconut oil, shea butter, aloe vera, carrot seed oil, apple extract and green tea extracts which protects the skin from the sun’s harmful rays.
Along with these natural ingredients, organic sunscreens also contain essential minerals like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. The other active ingredients which are present in organic sunscreens are xanthan gum, tocopheryl acetate, retinyl palmitate and glycerin. Besides providing protection from the sun, some of the natural ingredients contained in the organic sunscreen can restore the skin’s PH value and can even keep the skin soft and supple.
Available in either lotion or cream form, organic sunscreens contain ingredients that are quickly absorbed by the skin and which are non-allergenic in nature. Organic sunscreens are safe enough to be used even on a baby’s sensitive skin. You can purchase organic sunscreens from your local health food stores.
A good way to recognize if the sunscreen you are planning to purchase is organic or not, is by spending some time reading the product label. An organic sunscreen will contain a variety of nature derived ingredients. If you are a DIY person you can even make your own organic sunscreen at home.
Marie Veronique Organics Creme de Jour Tinted SPF 30, Soleo Organics Sunscreen Organic chemical free sunscreen SPF 30+, Badger Sunscreen SPF30 and Desert Essence Organics Age Reversal Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 are a few reputable brands of organic sunscreens that you can try out.