Talking about sun protection is such a minefield and I’m certainly no expert, infact I’m not in any legitimate place to be talking to you or posting about the topic. So why am I?
Well, for all the science and controversy that surrounds the subject… as a consumer, I just want to know one thing.
Which easy-to-wear sun protection should I buy to give me the best UVA/UVB protection without risk of potential harm from its formulation?
It’s not much to ask is it? So why am I still searching?
photo credit: D Sharon Pruitt
Let’s break the question into its three key segments to ensure we’re on the same page before continuing with the series. What I’m essentially looking for is…
1). Sun protection that wears like a dream. For the majority, this means: A lightweight formula that applies like an invisible veil alongside other products I use and causes no skin irritations, breakouts or dryness.
2). The best UVA/UVB protection available that will protect my skin both from burning, sun sensitivity and cancers but also prevent premature aging.
3). NO risk of interaction with my hormones, winding up those pesky free radicals and preferably doesn’t penetrate the skin at all.
C’mon… we can put man on the moon but we can’t create a simple answer to an ideal sun protection?
Coming up next, Sun Protection 101: Part 2 – What we’ve got…