Every skin care regimen should include a daily dose of sunscreen all year long, even if you don’t plan to spend a lot of time outdoors. Harmful UV rays can reach our skin during short trips outside, as well as through cloud cover and glass windows—which means we may not be as protected as we think we are. Our skin can also be damaged by sunshine reflecting off of snow, so don’t be fooled by colder temperatures either!
The benefits of regular sunscreen use extend beyond simply preventing sunburn and skin cancer. Protecting ourselves from UVA and UVB rays can prevent wrinkles, sunspots, and other signs of aging on our skin. However, keeping our skin healthy should not come at the expense of the environment, or require animal testing. The good news is, it doesn’t have to.
There are several companies that now offer cruelty-free and eco-friendly sunscreen options, as well as other skin care products to help you keep that young and healthy glow. TropicSport is among the leaders when it comes to chemical-free products that also nourish your skin and leave you feeling clean and refreshed.
Cruelty-free sunscreens use no harsh chemicals in their products. They are designed to protect your skin without exposing you or your environment to toxic or harmful substances. These products are also less likely to cause an allergic reaction or other side effects. The alternative to cruelty-free sunscreens is chemical sunscreens, which are absorbed by your skin which soaks up all those chemicals right into your body. Natural cruelty-free sunscreens are immediately effective, where chemical sunscreens can take up to 30 minutes to provide the needed protection.
And best of all, because of the nature of the ingredients found in cruelty-free sunscreens, there is no need for testing their products on animals. They are also reef-safe, which means they won’t harm ocean wildlife or their habitats when you wear sunscreen in the ocean. Unfortunately, chemical sunscreens cannot make these same claims because they must create new ingredients and formulas.
A great way to know if your sunscreen is eco-friendly and cruelty-free is to check the label and ingredients. Look for words like cruelty-free, oxybenzone-free, octinoxate-free, avobenzone-free, and octocrylene-free. Also, natural sunscreens are made with minerals instead of chemicals and contain either titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, or both. Zinc oxide is essential because it protects the skin from both UVA and UVB rays, which is necessary for preventing sun damage.
Dermatologists recommend using a sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 30. Increasing the SPF will increase the amount of protection for your skin, but not by much. An SPF of 30 will protect against 97% of UV rays, while an SPF of 50 protects against 98%. If you have sensitive skin or are prone to sunburn, it is important that you use a higher SPF for best results. Moisturizers and make-up that include sunscreen may not be enough to provide adequate protection because you generally use only a small amount of these products. It is recommended to apply additional sunscreen underneath your makeup.
TropicSport is a great option when choosing sunscreen and skincare products. Everything is made with natural ingredients, making them chemical-free, paraben-free, and cruelty-free. They are also made with non-nano titanium dioxide and zinc oxide for the most effective combination of UV protection. We are continually developing products designed to stand up to extremes while keeping your skin safe and healthy. Our non-greasy formula goes on smoothly and evenly and is water-resistant for water adventures. Make sure to adhere to the directions and apply generously and frequently for best results, especially when getting wet.
In addition to sunscreen, TropicSport has other great products with benefits for your skin. We offer natural skincare products for every face and body, including lotions, cleansers, and moisturizers. Our cleansers and scrubs safely remove sunscreen, salt, and sand for smooth and revitalized skin after you leave the beach.
MakeTropicSport part of your daily skincare routine and keep your skin young, healthy, and safe from the sun.