After these long summer days out in the sun our skin deserves + needs some tender loving care. We can not reiterate enough how important it is that the products we put on our skin are clean + green, as we like to call it. The skin is one of the most absorbent systems in your body and the largest! So those toxins in your skincare products sneak their way into your littles body. It's our job to make sure they are not in their first place! Read more on toxins in our last blog series.
Safer sunscreen matters immensely. Countless toxins reach their way into our bodies through sunscreen and some of the most carcinogenic chemicals are found in the active ingredients used in these 'skin protective' products. Please take great care to be sure your littles sunscreen doesn't contain oxybenzone, octinoxate, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate and avobenzone. Most do and most moms don't know how truly detrimental they could be. The biggest problems with these chemicals are the lack of testing and hence the lack of safety, these chemicals are thought to disrupt the endocrine system; categorized as 'endocrine disrupters' literally. That means they mess with your child's hormonal balance; not a thing to mess with during such susceptible young years. Plus carcinogens are cancer contributing; stay clear of them. Not convinced? Read more here.
We couldn't rave more about Two Peas Organics sunscreen for kids and adults alike. The locally founded and family owned company is committed to organic and sustainable practices especially when it comes to our precious littles, just like we are ;) They've done all the hard work for ya and provided your little with a truly protective, clean, pure and simple sunscreen with only the highest quality ingredients. We love it.
We also love pure + plain shea butter as it is deeply nourishing to dry, cracked skin and especially great for those with more sensitive skin since it's fragrance free. Perfect for baby's first lotion and great for anyone with eczema, dermatitis or psoriasis.
That end of a long day bath time also should also be toxin free! We know there are a million amazing clean products out there but we love Ruby Blue Bunny products for littles; shampoo + wash doubles as bath soap and conditioner + detangler is great for that post beach ruly hair.
For those traveling or camping and finding bug bites all over your littles choose a non toxic bug spray like this one from Greenerways Organic.
You can browse all our favorites for skin care under our Clean + Green section on our Fullscript. Mom's we have a Beauty Care section too just for you :)
Xo Dani and Whitney