Best Sunscreens for Water Sports

  • Post last modified:February 8, 2024
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In this post we focus on the best zinc-based options for water-resistant sunscreens that are reef friendly. The research points towards these mineral based sunblocks being the safest options for humans and wildlife while also protecting skin from the sun when playing on rivers, lakes and the ocean. These sunscreens are all also ideal for kids and toddlers. Skip to recommended sunscreens. Read about making a DIY reef-friendly sunscreen. Do a little research and you will find the commercial sunscreen industry is full of dishonest claims. In the fall of 2021, an Environmental working group (EWG) peer-reviewed study of sunscreens concluded that most U.S. sunscreens provide inadequate…

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Homemade Zinc Sunscreen Recipe

  • Post last modified:February 8, 2024
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Finding a good sunscreen is challenging. Many store-bought sunscreens don't work as advertised. Consumer Reports and EWG (Environmental Working Group) each found significant lower SPF's than the manufactures' post on their products. Unfortunately, manufactures do their own SPF testing without oversite. In addition the FDA limits the amount of zinc that can be used in a commercial sunscreen. Making your own homemade sunscreen allows you create a higher SPF, broadband, reef friendly mineral sunscreen from ingredients you trust. Some commercial sunscreens also use an additional inactive ingredient, trolamine salicylate, that reduces the reddening of the skin. While it has yet to be shown to protect the skin…

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