Environmental Working Group (EWG) has just released its 2012 sunscreen guide. Just because a sunscreen says it’s natural doesn’t mean it’s safe and harmless. Read this blog about choosing a sunscreen; it’s a good guide about what to look for when choosing protection from the sun.
Also take a look at EWG’s list of top sunscreens. It contains products at every price point, so there is no excuse to be using a conventional sunscreen that is full of chemicals. I continue to use Badger Sunscreen for both of my children. I have found it to be quite effective for my 3-year-old son and my 1-year-old (very fair) daughter.
Some of the best sunscreens can be “clay-like” or “greasy,” but I find that if I work with a pea-size amount at a time, that it absorbs well. And don’t forget to apply sunscreen to tips of ears and tops of feet. Covering up with big floppy hats and rashguards also give extra protection.
Have fun the in the sun!