It’s Finally Sunscreen Season

Me, driving a big boat in the middle of the Atlantic, probably wearing a lot of sunscreen because I haven't showered in a few days

Here I am, driving a big boat in the middle of the Atlantic, probably wearing a lot of sunscreen because I haven’t showered in a few days.

As a sailor, I’ve worn a lot of sunscreen in my life.  I’ve probably consumed more sunscreen than any other body product, and it makes me cringe to think about how toxic all of it probably definitely was.

Now that I’ve got my first sunburn of the season (bike riding, last weekend), it’s time for me to get over my fear of expensive toxic sunscreens and do some research.

Luckily, the EWG has a massive guide to sunscreen complete with ratings and well cited explanations of chemical effects.  If you are a heavy sunscreen user, I would definitely recommend consulting this resource.  Here, I summarize some of the most important things to know from their guide for finding safer sunscreen. Once I buy and try some, I’ll let you know what I think. Continue reading

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