You may have heard that it’s important to wear sunscreen every day, even in the winter… but is this really true? In a word: Yes!
Ultraviolet, or UV, rays from the sun damage your skin year-round, accelerating the aging process, harming the immune system and causing cellular damage that can lead to scary things like skin cancer. And believe it or not, the winter months, when the ozone is at its thinnest and the Earth — contrary to popular belief — is actually closer to the sun, are some of the year’s worst offenders. Factor in reflective glare from snow and ice, and your skin is up against a serious seasonal challenge. Even gray days don’t let you off the hook; 80 percent of the sun’s UV rays make their way through clouds, so although you might not need your summertime shades, you definitely do still need to wear sunscreen.
Unfortunately, most common sunscreens contain harmful ingredients like oxybenxone and avovenzone. They’re hard to pronounce… and even harder on your body. These toxic substances can cause allergic skin reactions, disrupt hormone balances, and even release free radicals (that’s right — cancer-causing molecules) when exposed to UV rays. What’s worse, these toxins penetrate the skin barrier and enter the bloodstream, thereby negatively affecting the entire body. For this reason, it’s important for everyone, but especially pregnant women, to avoid these harmful chemicals, especially in products that are intended to be protective.
So what’s a mama-to-be to do? Here’s the good news: Nine Naturals Natural Sunscreen SPF 32 contains just eight natural, luxurious ingredients. They’re all perfectly easy to pronounce, and, more importantly, they’ll protect — and nourish — your skin, keeping you (and your baby!) protected on the daily.
- Non-Nano Zinc Oxide offers broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection.
- Vitamin E works as an antioxidant while conditioning skin.
- Jojoba Seed Oil and creamy Shea Butter keep skin moist and healthy, so its natural protective properties can function at their best.
And because our sunscreen is sulfate-, paraben-, phthalate-, BPA-, triclosan-, DEA-, and petrochemical-free, with no artificial chemicals, dyes or synthetic fragrances, it’s a worry-free winner for every member of the family. So get on out there, mama, and enjoy that winter sun.
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