One of the greatest joys of summer is spending time outdoors in the sun. As the best natural source of vitamin D, sunlight promotes bone health, supports the immune system, and boosts the mood. Yet too much sun can cause painful burns and potentially dangerous long-term skin damage, so it’s important to protect yourself with sunscreen, especially if you’re going to be outside during peak hours.
When shopping for sunscreen, choose wisely. Many sunscreens contain chemicals that are absorbed directly into the body and can be harmful. Mineral sunscreens, on the other hand, create a physical barrier to block UV rays and are regarded as quite safe. For more information about which sunscreen ingredients to look for and which to avoid, check out our Summer Wellness Tune Up guide.