Who uses those typical Banana Boat spray sunscreens?Please protect yourself and children by not using chemical sunscreens.
The most common sunscreens on the market contain chemical filters. These products typically include a combination of two to six of these active ingredients:
- Para amino benzoic acid
- Octyl salicyclate
- Menthyl anthranilate
These chemicals will go on your skin and straight to your bloodstream to cause problems in your body.
There are many safe sunscreens that contain only two or one of the two safe ingredients that actually sit on your skin and protect harmful rays. These ingredients are zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide.
Some dangers of chemical sunscreens are:
- hormone disruption
- some release skin damaging effects in the sun
- skin irritation
- allergic reactions
Please See below for a list of SAFE sunscreens for children:
Safe sunscreens for adults/ok for children too:
Please take the time to see what you are putting on your skin and your children’s skin, especially while in the sun! Be safe, wear safe sunscreen.