Safe(r) Sunscreens

I have lived my life in the sun. When I was young we used to survive the summer heat by spending days at the pool or beach.  Baby oil was the tan enhancer of choice to get our skin tan as fast as possible. As I got older I realized that maybe I should start using sunscreen. I remember my sunscreen enlightenment so clearly, I was a student working on my undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona and heard: if you live in Arizona long enough you will develop skin cancer.  Yikes!So what sunscreens are effective and "clean".  For my research I utilized the Environmental Working Group's website and would like to present the some of the best sun protection. Please see their website as well as they have more extensive lists. In addition to using sunscreen always wear hats and clothes to cover up.SunscreensCalifornia Baby Sunscreen Lotion No Fragrance, SPF 30+All Terrain Aquasport Performance Sunscreen, SPF 30Sweetsation Therapy Fun Organic baby Sunscreen, SPF 50+ with Antioxidants & SuperberriesSPF Lip BalmsBadger SPF 15 Sunscreen Lip Balm, UnscentedPurple Prairie Botanicals Sunstuff Lip Balm, SPF 30 UV Natural Sport Lip Screen, SPF 30+

Please note that everyone should be using safe and "clean" sunscreens but they are especially important for women trying to conceive, pregnant women and children. Why? Because many "chemical" sunscreens may disrupt the body's hormone systems.

Here's to keeping our skin safe while having fun in the sun!