Skin cancer is on the rise in the United States, and it’s estimated that at least 1 in 5 Americans will develop some type of skin cancer in their lifetime. Preventing serious burns is one of the best ways to prevent and protect against skin cancer. Limiting time in the sun, wearing sun-protective clothing and using sunscreen can be helpful.
Reef-Safe Sunscreen Ingredients
DoTERRA just introduced a new sun-care line, and I already love it. Personally, I recommend spending 10-15 minutes in the sun prior to applying sunscreen, to get the benefits of the sun’s Vitamin D. Applying a reef-safe, people-safe sunscreen is the next step. doTERRA’s new sun-care line is certified reef-safe, which is a requirement in Hawaii and many other places with coral reefs. Reef-safe sunscreen is made from minerals rather than harmful chemicals, and protects delicate reefs and people, too.
I have used a reef-safe sunscreen or made my own sunscreen for years. While I love my homemade sunscreen with essential oils, it is really difficult and messy to make. I’m delighted to have a sunscreen I trust to be effective and toxin-free! doTERRA’s new sun-care line includes a mineral-based Face + Body Lotion, Face + Body Stick, Body Spray and After-Sun Spray. All of doTERRA’s sunscreen products are mineral-based and formulated from non-nano zinc oxide, avocado oil, aloe vera, vitamin E and essential oils. They contain no parabens, phthalates, oxybenzone, or synthetic fragrances and are estimated to last about 80 minutes and then you will want to reapply.
This spray delivers lightweight and light-scented SPF 30 UVA/UVB broad-spectrum protection. In addition to the main sunscreen ingredients I listed above this spray contains Carrot Seed, Frankincense, and Helichrysum protective spray provides nourishment to your skin from head to toe. It’s packaged in a non-aerosol spray, aluminum bottle that delivers a continuous spray for easy, all-over body coverage. Safe to use everyday and by people of all ages.
Like the sunscreen spray, this lotion contains all natural reef-safe and animal cruelty-free ingredients that will protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays and moisturize it at the same time. This bottle comes with a convenient flip-cap, so you won’t lose the lid during application. The formula is light-weight and non-greasy and feels delightful going on. It also has a light, airy scent and not the traditional coconut scent often associated with sunscreens.
This stick is my favorite sun-product and I love that it’s a higher SPF of 40. My son, Danny’s neck is very sensitive to the sun and tends to burn no matter how much sunscreen we use. I keep this in my purse and car and carry it with us everywhere we go to reapply often. So far so good! I love the packaging that offers a twist-up tube that fits comfortably in your hand.
Plant-based After Sun Spray
This spray will be available August 1st and is powerful and comprised of hyaluronic acid, plant-based ingredients like Japanese green tea and aloe vera, as well as a blend of CPTG® essential oils, including Copaiba, Lavender, Peppermint, Helichrysum, and Frankincense. If you have been out in the sun too long, or your skin feels dry, this spray provides soothing nourishment and restorative moisture. It’s packaged in a non-aerosol aluminum spray bottle that delivers a constant, 360-degree application for easy, all-over coverage.
If you give doTERRA’s new sun-care line a try, I know you will love it as much as I do. I trust the ingredients to be effective yet gentle (non-toxic). They are made for everyday use by all ages, so make this a part of your everyday skin-care routine. Your skin will thank you!