4.05.2011

The Eco-Friendly Equestrian

The best advice I've ever gotten about caring for my skin is to always take my make-up off before bed and to always wear sunscreen.

Every single day I wake up and put on sunscreen, even if I know that I will be inside all day or if it's pouring rain and the sun is nowhere to be seen. Not only does sunscreen protect against skin cancer ("the most commonly diagnosed cancer with its combined incidence surpassing lung, breasts, colorectal, and prostate cancer") , but it helps prevent wrinkles. "Research shows 90% of wrinkles are caused by the sun’s UVA light and damage from sun is the number one cause of premature aging in women and men." Additionally "when worn daily, sunscreens help to minimize the harmful effects of UVB and UVA on DNA. They also help shield important proteins like collagen, elastin, and keratin, which keep skin smooth and firm."

Since spring is here and summer is right around the corner, now is the time to jump on the sunscreen bandwagon.

Here are some eco-friendly sunscreens you should make sure are always in your barn bag:

Badger SPF 30+ Lightly Scented Lavender Sunscreen
Certified Natural & Chemical-Free: Uncoated, Non-Nano Zinc Oxide Sunscreen with Superior Broad Spectrum UVA and UVB Protection.



Sun Stuff SPF30 Lotion by Purple Prairie Botanicals
Made with organic olive oil lotion, plus titanium dioxide and zinc. Shea butter & Jojoba oil also provide natural sun protection. Blocks UVA and UVB rays. Light cocoa scent. 100% natural, biodegradable and environmentally safe.



UV Natural Sunscreen
UV Natural ranked as the safest and most effective sunscreen sold in the US and the World according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG)!



Loving Naturals SPF 30 Sunscreen - Vegan
Contains 100% Natural/ Organic Ingredients. It provides superior UVA and UVB protection and water resistance. This mineral based sunscreen is also non-greasy lotion that is rich in free radical fighting anti-oxidants and vitamins.



Don't forget your lips!
Kiss My Face Lip Balm SPF 15
Smooth, soothe and protect chapped lips organically with this 72% organic treatment. It works quickly to return your lips to a happy state with SPF 15 and tasty peach flavor!

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