You’ve probably heard your mother tell you countless times, “Make sure to put on sunscreen!” even when you’re just going outside for a mere hour. As much as we didn’t like to think our parents were right when we were kids, they were—especially when it came to sunscreen.
As kids, we didn’t realize what the sun could do to our skin in the long run. All we thought about was the present and that it would prevent a sunburn at the beach. But as we get older and age, we start to realize that our parents weren’t just protecting us from a blistery sunburn, but they were trying to teach us good habits so we could stay looking youthful and keep our skin healthy and more so, cancer-free.
And if you think it’s only important to wear sunscreen when you have plans outdoors, think again. The sun hits us every day, shining it’s powerful UV rays on our face. Light bounces off surfaces and touches your skin, even if you’re indoors. Before it’s too late for your beautiful skin, try and make it a habit to lather on sunscreen every day, and rest assured you will remain looking youthful as you age.
Although, before you pick up just any bottle of sunscreen,consider what’s in it and how it’s made. After all, you are rubbing it all over your face and body so you want to make sure it’s gentle and as natural as can be. With that said, consider these natural sunscreen options that are some of our favorites, and yes, that we wear every day!
Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen
Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Suntegrity moisturizing face sunscreen is a powerful, non-greasy, “UV chemical-free” natural sunscreen that contains youth promoting antioxidants and Broad Spectrum Protection against harmful UVB and UVA rays. Not only can it be used as a face sunscreen, but also as a face moisturizer and makeup primer—making it a 3-in-1 product that can be used daily.
Ingredients like Certified Organic aloe vera, jojoba, sunflower, pomegranate, cucumber, and green tea help provide additional sun protection and hydration, while the zinc-oxide protects the skin from the damaging UVA and UVB rays. Incase you were wondering, zinc-oxide is known for it's anti-inflammatory properties that can help pesky skin conditions such as rosacea, acne, and melasma.
Other reasons we love Suntegrity Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen Primer:
- Free of parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, synthetic dyes, sulfates, paba, titanium dioxide, and chemical UV absorbers.
- Light, uplifting citrus scent
- Cruelty free (PETA & Leaping Bunny certified)
Eco-Lux 8Oz. Body Tropical Coconut Sunscreen Spray
It’s spray time—and we’re not talking about tans. Grab a bottle of this natural sunscreen and spritz it on for ultimate coverage against the sun. Since it goes on clear, you can wear it with any color bikini without worrying about leaving a noticeable residue behind. And best of all, this “Farm to Face” sunscreen provides nourishment and hydration to your skin so you can be UV protected and moisturized all day long.
Not only is this continuous spray available in a tropical coconut scent that will have you feeling like an island girl, but in other scents, too, like cucumber, guava mango, citrus mimosa, pina colada, unscented, and many more. Don’t be confused, though, these scents aren’t anything near artificial. In fact, they’re made with over 70% organic ingredients that are gentle on all types of skin. Just take a peek at what gives this bottle it’s tropical scent you love: cucumber, algae extracts, strawberry extracts, and raspberry seed oil.
Other reasons we love COOLA Eco-Lux Body Tropical Coconut Sunscreen Spray:
- Easy Spray-On Application
- 70%+ Certified Organic Ingredients
- Infused with Anti-Aging Antioxidants
- Naturally Scented
- Water Resistant (40 minutes)
SOL: Sun Lotion
Hand Made to Order
Spreads on like soft ghee and blocks out harmful sun rays, this is another natural sunscreen we love. Because of its completely organic nature, it can go anywhere on the body—including your face. Just turn over to read the label and you’ll find natural, familiar ingredients packed in an 8 oz glass jar: carrot seed, raspberry seed, shea butter, sesame seed, emulsifying wax, water, and botanical extracts of calendula, sea buckthorn, lavender, melissa, and rose.
You can also make this sunscreen totally customizable by choosing an essential oil such as soothing Lavender or bright Lemongrass to provide a subtle scent. The best part about Fruits to the Root Sun Lotion, however, is that it’s made right here in sunny Los Angeles by a small business owner, so you know every product you get from here is handmade with quality and care.
Other reasons we love Fruits to the Roots SOL Sun Lotion:
- Cruelty Free
- Naturally scented