It is getting to be that time of year when everyone hits the outdoors. We go and play outside and even on cloudy days we wonder, should we have sun block on? The reality of it all is that we should be wearing sun block every day. At least people with fair skin like me aren’t supposed to go outside without putting it on.
Our faces, nose mouth and eyes should be protected every day. My doctors told me I’m not supposed to go outside without wearing my sunglasses. (Please talk to your doctor, anything I post is my opinion or something I read on the internet or something my doctor told me, I am not a medical professional and the internet is not the one stop truth. OK)
We talked to our doctor about our children and the chemicals in Sun Block and she said it would be worse to not put sun block on them. She also said we expose them to so many chemicals it really is too hard to blame sun block on things that are happening to people because of chemicals.
I am going to do the best I can with what I have. If I have some nice sun block then I’ll use it, otherwise I’m putting whatever is closest to me and covering their skin. I do really like the Azur Advanced Pro-Cellular Sunscreen for many reasons.
1. My face is very sensitive to sun block. Sun Block makes my face burn but I’d rather have it protecting my face than not. So bring on the burn – nope. My face does not burn when I use Azur. No burning, no chemicals.
2. It doesn’t stink. I tried a brand that is very well known, you can pick it up at Target, it is for sensitive faces and has fewer chemicals than most. It smelled so bad and putting it on my face it was nasty. I couldn’t use it. Yuck, Azur smells nice.
3. It isn’t thick. Some of the sun blocks made out of zinc are so think they are like paste. This is still very much like a lotion. I really like this stuff.
New Sun block without chemicals:
Because of my blogging I am introduced to products people want to sell and some are good and some are well, ok. This sun block that was sent to me is quite exciting. Here is a copy of what they have to say:
Conventional sunscreens contain ingredients that may interfere with the body’s normal hormone
functioning. Growing evidence suggests that those ingredients can mimic estrogen or testosterone and
pose a risk of breast or prostate cancer, and possibly even reproductive problems in children whose
bodies are still developing. Eliminating those ingredients allows the endocrine system to function the
way nature intended.
Azur® sunscreen contains natural, mineral-based ingredients that provide instant protection against UVA, UVB and the little known UVC wavelengths. Based on the most current data, Azur® keeps skin cells healthy and does not contain any ingredients that negatively affect the body’s chemistry. Its active ingredients form a physical barrier from the sun’s rays, while none of the product’s ingredients break down on the skin or generate an abnormal endocrine system response.
"There are potentially damaging chemicals found in nearly 600 sunscreens on the market today which can potentially cause serious health problems for consumers, especially young children," said Joseph J. Pinzone, MD, MBA, Medical Director for A.I. Specialty Healthcare. "Many consumers are unaware that 84% of sunscreens either contain potentially toxic endocrine disruptors like oxybenzone or do not provide adequate protection from the sun. Consumers concerned with healthy living now have a product with Azur® Advance Pro-Cellular Sunscreen that they can really trust, and is luxurious and pleasing to the senses."
Dr. Pinzone references research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit research organization based in Washington,
DC. Recently, EWG discovered that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not require cosmetic companies to specifically disclose that their products include endocrine disruptors. Visit www.azurskin.com for additional product information as well as news and information on endocrine disruption.
In addition to UV protection, regular use of Azur® provides the skin with important anti-oxidant vitamins A, C and E and natural sunscreen agents, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. Importantly, Azur® is rated
as “Very Water Resistant” which means it goes on and stays on, enhancing its effectiveness and protection.
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