Protect yourself daily with SPF + Why You Should Use Mineral Sunscreens

by Michelle Czarka on Apr 18, 2023

Protect yourself daily with SPF + Why You Should Use Mineral Sunscreens
As the weather warms up + the sun shines brighter, we want to remind you of the importance of protecting your skin from harmful UV rays. 
Including sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 into your daily skin routine is a crucial step that should not be skipped…no matter the season. Opting for natural or mineral sunscreens can be a healthier + chemical-free choice for you and your loved ones.
”But why?” you ask 
Let us tell ya!

Why you should wear sunscreen daily? 
Sunscreen acts as a barrier against the sun's harmful UV rays, which can cause premature aging, sunburn, and even skin cancer. UV rays can penetrate the skin even on cloudy days, so it's essential to wear sunscreen every day, regardless of the weather or your skin tone. 
Why choose a natural sunscreen?
Chemical sunscreens most often contain potentially harmful chemicals like oxybenzone, avobenzone, and octinoxate which have been shown to not only cause irritation and trigger allergies but work as endocrine disrupters, lower testosterone levels, result in shorter pregnancies + lower birth rates, increase cancer rates. 
Natural aka mineral sunscreens like Pantry’s Sunscreen Stick, use physical blockers like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to provide broad-spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays. 
These mineral-based sunscreens sit on top of the skin and work by reflecting the sun's rays, providing immediate protection upon application. 

Natural sunscreens are also nicer to nature. 
In addition to being chemical-free, natural sunscreens are also eco-friendly as they are less harmful to marine life and the environment. Many chemical sunscreens have been found to contribute to coral bleaching and are harmful to aquatic life. By choosing natural sunscreens, you are not only protecting your skin but also taking a step towards preserving our oceans and ecosystems.

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