Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for Whole Foods Market, but even so, I am totally taking advantage of this information and getting my booty down to this sale! All opinions are 100% my own, of course!
It’s that time of year again. It’s getting hot and my “easily gets sunburned” skin is reminding me that we are out of sunblock. I’ll be honest, I hate shopping for sunblock. It stresses me out! I am betting I am not alone. I have sensitive skin and young children, so I spend the time reading each label to find sunblocks that do not have certain ingredients.
I remember last year I had heard on the radio that we were supposed to avoid a certain chemical in sunblock, so I assumed it would be easy to find a brand or bottle without this chemical. Nope! So, I had to laugh when I saw these facts below listed on Whole Foods Market Premium Body Care Standards information sheet. It totally sums up my frustration with my Sunblock shopping experience.
Did you know…
FACT: The U.S. government does not require health studies or pre-market testing for personal care products.
FACT: There are many non-natural components and processes in most U.S. body care products. Even those labeled “natural” may contain harsh preservatives or ingredients with environmental concerns.
FACT: Sunscreen is recommended by experts, yet many chemical sunscreens have been shown to have questionable safety. Our Premium standard allows only those that physically screen sun as a safer alternative.
So what is the solution? Be prepared and do your research. I wish there was one answer for everyone, but it is not that easy since everyone is different. So, here are some great tips to get you started in the right direction:
- Find out how to pick the perfect sunscreen and get details like, what is the right SPF for you and whether you need (and what is the difference between) a Physical or a Chemical Sunblock?
- Shop somewhere you trust that will do the research for you and provide products that are safe like Whole Foods Market (see their Premium Body Care Standards I shared above). I am always super impressed when I visit their store and the variety of healthy products that I feel I can trust.
- When you find something that works for you and that you like, take advantage of a sale like the one Whole Foods Market is having right now. They have brands like Goddess Garden, Badger and DeVita. Knowing you are getting quality and a good price always makes you feel good!
What is your favorite Summer Survival Tip?