What are the Benefits of Natural Sunscreen?

Diane Goettel
Diane Goettel
Natural sunscreens generally use fewer chemicals.
Natural sunscreens generally use fewer chemicals.

There are a number of benefits to natural sunscreen, including the fact that there are fewer chemicals involved, which is important to people who prefer to use few chemicals on their skin but also to people who prefer not to release chemicals into the environment even in small doses of sunscreen. People who regularly bathe in lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, and oceans sometimes prefer not to release chemicals into those natural bodies of water in the form of sunscreen that washes off of their skin. Also, many people prefer natural skin care products such as natural sunscreen as a way to reduce sun damage to the skin, reduce the look of aging, or fight skin issues such as discoloration and acne.

Regularly applying sunscreen will help keep skin looking younger longer.
Regularly applying sunscreen will help keep skin looking younger longer.

Another benefit of natural sunscreen is that it can be worn on a daily basis without the users having to worry about the amount of chemicals that they are rubbing into their skin on a daily basis. This is very important to people who are focused on protecting their skin from sun damage, staving off the signs of aging, and trying to reduce their risk of developing skin cancer. Wearing a natural sunscreen that has a sun protection factor (SPF) that is between 15 and 30 is often a good way to do all three of these things at one.

For children with skin allergies, a natural sunscreen may prove to be the best option.
For children with skin allergies, a natural sunscreen may prove to be the best option.

Some parents choose to use natural sunscreen on their children because they prefer to use as many natural products as possible when caring for their kids. This is especially common for parents who are caring for children who have allergies or who are prone to rashes and reactions to topical products. There are a number of kinds of natural sunscreen that are formulated for the sensitive skin for children or are formulated so that they can be used by the whole family.

Natural sunscreen can be worn on a daily basis without worry about chemicals being absorbed into the skin on a daily basis.
Natural sunscreen can be worn on a daily basis without worry about chemicals being absorbed into the skin on a daily basis.

When choosing natural sunscreen, look for a label that indicates what percentage of the product is made of natural ingredients. In some cases, only 70 percent or 90 percent of the ingredients in natural sunscreen are actually natural. Also, it is important to some people to use organic products. There are also labels indicating which kinds of natural sunscreen have been certified as organic. Finally, for people who are really committed to using only natural products on their skin, there are a number of recipes for natural sunscreen that can be made at home using all natural ingredients.

Diane Goettel
Diane Goettel

In addition to her work as a freelance writer for , Diane is the executive editor of Black Lawrence Press, an independent publishing company based in upstate New York. She has also edited several anthologies, the e-newsletter Sapling, and The Adirondack Review. Diane has a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.A. from Brooklyn College.

Diane Goettel
Diane Goettel

In addition to her work as a freelance writer for , Diane is the executive editor of Black Lawrence Press, an independent publishing company based in upstate New York. She has also edited several anthologies, the e-newsletter Sapling, and The Adirondack Review. Diane has a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.A. from Brooklyn College.

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