We know that regular sunscreen is quite effective in protecting the skin against the sun’s harmful UV rays when the proper SPF is used. Although it is important for us to have sun exposure because of the Vitamin D benefits, it also consists of harmful UVA and UVB rays. Just look at all of the skin cancer cases that develop every single year. Most of the older people who develop skin cancer had a majority of their unprotected sun exposure in their younger years. Skin cancer doesn’t exist on any specific timeline. It develops when it is ready to. That is why it is very important to use sunscreen but with the many different kinds, it is difficult to determine which to use, especially since consumers have a choice between traditional sunscreen and organic sunscreens that use all natural ingredients.
Any time we hear the words “all natural,” we know that it is good for us. However, we also realize that there must be a reason why some of the same types of products do not contain all natural ingredients. Is it because they are better or because they are more cost-effective for the manufacturer to make? We have to take into consideration that there was a time in which our ancestors only had natural means to treat and prevent disease. Somewhere along the line we found more cost-effective ways to make products by creating man-made chemicals that got the job done. This happened with sunscreen.
People love to sunbathe and with the continuing reports that the sun is becoming more and more dangerous, the sunscreen market is booming. More people are protecting their children and themselves from the harmful rays that can cause skin cancer. No one wants to think of their children having to contend with such an awful disease, no matter how minor it may be if caught on time. But we love to go to the beach and we love to swim in our pools, so we have to take care of our skin in the process.
The truth is that you shouldn’t really have any more than fifteen minutes of sun exposure each day in order to receive the necessary amount of Vitamin D. Any more than fifteen minutes is what causes damage, so you need to use a sunscreen. A good organic sunscreen is going to be just as effective as a regular sunscreen and without any of the man-made ingredients. All of the ingredients are all natural, which means they are derived from plants. In other words, the ingredients are extracted from the wonders of nature that actually work.
The main difference between an organic sunscreen and a regular sunscreen aside from their ingredients is that organic sunscreens will break down over time. However, if used consistently over the summer months, that shouldn’t matter because you’ll easily be able to use a majority of what is in the bottle if not all of it. However, when you look at the bottle of a regular sunscreen, you will notice that there are both organic and inorganic ingredients, so eventually regular sunscreen has to be disposed of anyway.
So if you want to spend more than fifteen minutes in the sun, be sure to invest in a good organic sunscreen and apply it to all skin areas that are exposed to the sunlight. That way, you can still receive the benefits of the sun while protecting your skin from the harmful UV rays. You are also not putting inorganic ingredients on your skin. Everything that is inside a bottle of organic sunscreen is just as natural as you are.