Protective clothing and limiting activities during peak hours can really help, but sometimes there is no escaping sun exposure. In those cases you'll want to make sure and use a healthy, natural sunscreen.
There is a lot of discussion about mineral particle size when it comes to mineral sunscreens. The size of the zinc particles used in a sunscreen will determine if it will be transparent on the skin, or leave a white cast. There is an optimal particle size where the zinc becomes clear and invisible to the human eye, but still reflects and scatters the sun's rays. The term used to describe particle size is "nano" or "non-nano".
Nano particle zinc sunscreens offer the advantage of being totally clear in appearance, even on darker skin.
We are happy to report that we have researched the matter of nano sunscreens deeply, and according to multiple scientific studies nano particles have never been shown to absorb through healthy skin into the body. Nano zinc particles stay within the first 5 layers of the Stratum Corneum, which is a dead, dehydrated layer of cells. From there they are simply exfoliated off the body when those cells are naturally shed. Nano particles never contact living tissue and do not make their way into the blood stream when applied to healthy, unbroken skin.
Our St. Louis, Missouri natural beauty store offers several brands of natural mineral sunscreen to choose from depending on what type of activity you will be doing. We carry totally transparent, daily wear sunscreens as well as sport and swim options for your beach and camping trips. A little prevention can save you from future damage. We are here to help!
Keys Solar RX SPF 30 is the sunscreen we recommend for daily use when an elegant texture is required. It is affordable and can be used for facial sunscreen even on sensitive skin. It is a nano based sunscreen, so will be totally clear even on darker skin types. The ingredients are super simple and perfect for people with skin allergies. Use Keys Solar RX SPF 30 when you are going places where you need to look your best, or for just daily protection for frequently exposed skin.
Keys Solar RX is not water resistant, so for swimming or activities where you will be perspiring heavily you will need another option.
After a long afternoon in the sun, nothing beats a bottle of Blissoma Intense Hydration Tonique placed in the refrigerator before use. The cooling toner mist instantly revives and relieves sun-warmed skin, and the balancing combination of Cucumber infusion, healing herbs and minerals is refreshing and soothing. Optimal for use after cleansing and before moisturizing, think of it as a quick cool drink for your skin. (Use the Peaceful Purity toner if you have sensitive skin, or the Adaptive Energy Toner if you are blemish-prone.)
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