Sun Protection

5 Reasons Why Mineral Sunscreen is Best for Your Health & The Planet

Ah, that amazing feeling of sticking your toes in the sand for the first time in months! But nothing ruins a beautiful day at the beach like an uncomfortable sunburn. While I believe in the importance of adequate sun exposure for vitamin D production and use certain foods to protect my skin from sun damage from the inside out, long periods of…

Best Natural Sunscreens of 2021 (non-toxic and eco-friendly!)

Not all natural sunscreens are created equally: some will leave you looking like a ghost while others sink into the skin and provide a mega dose of free-radical fighting antioxidants! After trying oh so many different options over the years, here are the absolute best natural sunscreens I’ve tried… Looking for the safest, best natural sunscreen that won’t leave you…

6 Foods That Protect Skin from Sun Damage from Within

There’s a lot more to safe sun exposure than just sunblock and shade. Nutrition plays a crucial role in protecting skin from the damaging effects of the sun. This is because UV radiation causes free-radical activity in the skin cells, which triggers inflammation as well as DNA damage. Luckily, certain foods have powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects on the body, helping to neutralize…

Pool Parties and Boozy BBQs? 10 Simple Tips to Stay Healthy This Summer

Weddings and graduation parties and BBQs and…? Follow these 10 simple tips to stay healthy while still enjoying the best of the summer! Summertime is filled with fun parties, traveling, time with family and friends, and… lots of sugar and alcohol too! In other words, it’s a wonderful time of the year but can definitely take its toll on our…

Red Raspberry Seed Oil: Nature’s Sunscreen?

Have you heard that red raspberry seed oil can naturally protect the skin from UV damage? That it’s an all-natural, single-ingredient sunscreen? Let’s take a closer look at this antioxidant-packed oil and whether or not the rumors are true… Move it on over, hemp and chia. There’s a new seed on the block: red raspberry seed. I admit that I…

DIY All-Natural Soothing Antioxidant After-Sun Spray

Sunny days ahead! Ooh I don’t know about you, but I just can’t wait to head to the beach and stick my toes in the sand. But nothing ruins a great beach day like sunburn (except maybe that family sitting near you that’s feeding the seagulls… why!?). Sunburn isn’t just uncomfortable — it produces free radicals in the skin, which damage DNA, promote premature…

5 Safe Sunscreen Options + Why They’re Better

Around this time of year, I start instinctively humming the DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince (you know, Will Smith when he was still rocking that 90s flat top) classic “Summertime”. It’s my internal clock saying “beach days ahead!” It’s also my cue to talk to you about safe sun protection – the products I personally use and recommend and…