Before you head to the beach, out for that picnic or into the great sunshine for your favorite activity be sure to stop by the Wellness department to pick up that essential item, sunscreen! Our department is proud to offer you only natural, healthy and effective sunscreens and none of those nasty chemical ones. Our range of products, from creams and lotions to sprays, sticks and lip balms are appropriate and safe for all members of the family.
The most safe and effective sunscreens use inert minerals such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. These minerals act as a sun ‘block’ and physically shield the skin from the sun’s rays. They provide effective UVB and UVA protection and remain stable and effective in the hot sun. The most visually appealing products use micronized or nanoscale particles of those minerals, which are not as whitening as the zinc oxide sunblocks from years ago.
Studies have shown that the small particles of micronized and nano sized zinc do not penetrate the skin’s outermost layer and are not absorbed into skin cells. All of our sunscreens are in a base of natural oils and essential oil based fragrances and these ingredients nourish the skin and replenish moisture lost by being in the sun.
Be sure to reapply natural sunscreens every 2 hours for optimal protection and as needed after swimming and physical activity.