|July is off to a beautiful and sunny start. After a scorching Canada Day weekend, stocking up on sunscreen is probably on everyone’s To Do list! If you’re looking for safer sunscreen options for your family and yourself, take a look at the Environmental Working Group’s 2010 Sunscreen Guide. Search your current brand, read up on unscreen ingredients (the good, the bad, and the yucky) and compare safety information on hundreds of different sunscreens.|
Mineral vs. Chemical?
Mineral sunscreens sit on top of your skin and provide a stable physical barrier from UV radiation. Chemical sunscreens, on the other hand, are absorbed by the skin, are less stable, and can have ill effects on the whole body. For example, oxybenzone, a common chemical sunscreen, is absorbed by the body in large amounts and acts as a hormone disruptor. That’s why it’s not recommended for children. But people of all ages should play it safe and avoid risky chemicals when safer mineral options are available.
Get on your guy’s case!
You need a little sun.
By Aranka Jones – ND
Feel good. Look good. Do it naturally at Sakura Naturopathic Medical Spa, where natural medicine meets natural beauty in the heart of downtown Collingwood. As a naturopathic clinic and organic day spa serving the Southern Georgian Bay region, we offer a natural, sustainable and eco-friendly approach to looking and feeling your very best. At Sakura Naturopathic Medical Spa, our skilled professionals treat the underlying cause of your skin conditions and health concerns with safe and effective natural therapies. We invite you to experience our unique fusion of naturopathic care and holistic aesthetics and look forward to serving you.
21 Simcoe Street, Collingwood ON