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The Pros of Mineral Sunscreen

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Although it may seem that we only focus on sun protective clothing, we definitely don’t neglect natural and good quality sunscreen! Our clothes don’t cover every inch of your body, so providing a sunscreen that doesn’t have those harsh chemicals is a must.

So what is the difference between “natural” sunscreens and regular sunscreens? The active ingredients in the two tells all. Mineral sunscreen contains zinc oxide or titanium oxide which forms a barrier on your skin to reflect UV rays, while other sunscreens have chemical filters (oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, etc.) which absorb UV radiation. Mineral based sunscreens protect against both UVA and UVB rays while other sunscreens typically only protect against UVB rays. UVA rays can go deeper into the skin and cause damage, which is the exact opposite affect we want to have in sunscreen.

People think they only need to focus on the high number SPF when it comes to a great protective sunscreen, but the ingredients are the most important part! The chemicals in regular sunscreen can cause hormone imbalances and skin lesions. Because of this, it is crucial to not only look for “natural” sunscreens, but ones with the active ingredients zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.

Badger manufactures mineral sunscreens for all ages and activities. Their sunscreens contain the active ingredient zinc oxide. With these, you can safely protect your skin, or your child's skin, without introducing other unnecessary chemicals!

Badger Sunscreen

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