Skin-Friendly Vegan Sunscreens
With summer comes warm weather, cold drinks, beach visits, shorts, tank-tops, flip flops and good fun.
But with summer also comes the sun, UV rays, sun damage, and skin cancer.
Woah, way to throw ice on the party, right?!
Well, it's an important topic, and one that I don't care to sugarcoat.
Recently, as the summer months approach, I've seen an increased interest/visitation to my "Why I Stopped Tanning" blog post. This makes me happy, because I (hope) that means people are thinking twice about sunbathing and tanning beds, and are instead shifting to cautious sun exposure.
I used to be vehemently against sunscreens, once upon a time. I fell to the popular "natural" notion that sunscreen was a "bad chemical" and that it was OK to sit out in the sun all day without protection, because I "didn't burn".
Thankfully, I came to my senses. Although, perhaps too late.
Nothing makes me sadder than seeing young people and old alike getting skin cancer, an almost-completely preventable cancer. Back in the day, people didn't know the risks of sun exposure and so that's why many of them are paying for it now, in their old age. They cannot be to blame, the information wasn't as available.