The best way to achieve gorgeously tanned skin without sun damage is to protect your skin with sunscreen when exposed to the sun and opt for a natural and organic tanning product.
Protecting your skin from damage caused by the Sun’s harmful rays is vitally important but some ingredients in chemical sunscreens Read More can cause irritation, allergies, hormone disruption and more. Ironically, studies have shown that some chemical sunscreen ingredients are unable to withstand powerful UV radiation without losing their effectiveness. Some can even form potentially harmful breakdown products, like free radicals, when exposed to sunlight.
Chemical-based sunscreen vs natural sunscreen
Chemical-based sunscreens work by absorbing UV radiation before it can penetrate deeply into the skin and cause damage. They often contain ingredients known as penetration enhancers which help the product adhere to the skin, however, this results in the chemicals themselves being absorbed into the body where they have been detected in blood, breast milk and urine samples, according to the Environmental Working Group’s cosmetic safety database.
Natural Sunscreens (also known as physical sunscreens) contain mineral filters like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. These ingredients are designed to sit on the surface of the skin and act like a physical barrier which deflects rays.
For a natural sunscreen with added skin care and anti-ageing benefits, take a look at the Edible Beauty Basking Beauty Natural Sunscreen. If you're after a natural zinc oxide sunscreen that rubs in clear, check out the Ethical Zinc Natural Clear Zinc Sunscreen. Ethical Zinc also has tinted sunscreens. One of our most popular tinted sunscreen brands is Sun & Earth which offers a choice of three shades.
Natural and organic tanning
When it comes to tanning, Naturally Safe Cosmetics believes that the only healthy tan is a fake tan and the best fake tan is an organic fake tan. We call them fake tans because they're not caused by sun damage but there's nothing fake about the ingredients in our 'fake' tan products. We stock a range of award-winning organic self-tanning products from Eco Tan and Wotnot that will give your skin a beautiful and flattering glow without toxic ingredients. Read Less