Sunscreens have existed for over 100 years with one goal in mind, to block the ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun. In 1944 scientist developed a sunscreen with clear chemicals that are absorbed into your body to prevent the UV light.
As we all know, UV light causes skin cancer and prematurely ages the skin…and who wants that?! But did you know that most sunscreens on the market contain 9 different ingredients that are known endocrine disrupters, and YES, these ingredients are all approved by the FDA!
Unfortunately chemicals in sunscreens soak into your skin and easily find their way directly into the bloodstream. Yuck! May I remind you that approximately 64% of any products placed on your skin ends up directly in your bloodstream!
These chemicals applied as part of the sunscreen are readily found scattered all over the body (without being detoxified by the liver). Eventually evidence of the chemicals present in sunscreens can be found in your blood, urine, and breast milk for up to two days after a single application.
So what are Endocrine Disruptors? According to Dr. Oz, they are chemicals that interfere with the normal function of hormones. The hormones most commonly disturbed are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Endocrine disruptors can cause abnormal development of fetuses and growing children. They cause early puberty and premature breast development in girls, and small and undescended testicles in boys. They cause low sperm counts and infertility. Endocrine disruptors that act like estrogen can contribute to the development of breast and ovarian cancers in women and can increase the chance of prostate cancer in men.
Not a pretty picture! But there’s more. The Food and Drug Administration announced that they are investigating the health dangers of inhaling spray sunscreens. Consumer Reports reported, “Until we know more, our experts say to avoid using sprays on children, and do not spray them directly on your face.”
So how do you protect your skin with out harming your body? We suggest using an all natural sunscreen that can offer full coverage by using Zinc Oxide to block the ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun. Zinc Oxide is a mineral that works very differently than chemical filled sunscreen. Zinc Oxide sits on the surface of the skin to physically block UV light instead of being absorbed and dissolved into your body.
Siena Soap Company Sun Block
Offers natural mineral protection from sunburns while moisturizing your skin. Ingredients include 20% micronized zinc oxide that scatters the suns harmful UVA and UVB rays without excessive whitening. We also include coconut & shea butters that are believed to add additional natural sun protection.
Siena Soap Company Sun Block – 100% natural, biodegradable, environmentally safe and water resistant!
So does it really work? Here is a photo of very fair skin that was exposed to the sun’s harmful rays for 1.5 hours. Half the skin had Siena Soap Company’s All Natural Sun Block on it and the other did not. We’ll let you be the judge which side is which…
Disclaimer: Is a good sunscreen all I need to stay safe?
No. Sunscreen can only provide partial protection against harmful effects of the sun. Limiting sun exposure and wearing protective clothing are even more important when it comes to protecting against skin cancer and premature skin aging. Be extra careful about sun exposure during 10 am and 4 pm since the sun’s rays are the most intense during this time of the day. When using sunscreen, make sure you apply it generously 30 minutes before going outside and reapply it often — at least every 2 hours. Even the best sunscreen won’t work if you don’t use it correctly.
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Spoil Dad this Father’s Day with All Natural Skin Care!
Spoil Dad this Father’s Day with All Natural Skin Care!
Now until Father’s day all Siena Soap bars from the Men’s Collection are on SALE for $5.00 each! They make the perfect gift for that Dad who has everything.
By giving the gift of All Natural Love you not only help your dad smell good but you also give him the gift of healthy skin care. Learn more at “7 Reasons to Ditch Antibacterial Soap“.
Did you know that all Siena Soap Bars are lake safe? They make the perfect gift for any outdoors man and any adventure that may come his way this summer! Here are the most popular soap bars among the guys…
Here Fishy Fishy! No true fisherman should be without this all natural aromatic bar. Many fisherman claim the scent of anise essential oil attracts fish. Whether it is a tall tale or not, sporting customers love this creamy licorice scented bar. Believe it or not, so will the fish!
Key Lime Shave Bar
Get your face or legs as smooth as a baby’s bottom with the clean, fresh scent of Key Lime in this intoxicating all natural and handmade bar of soap! Bentonite Clay is added for its properties of silkiness and slip in shaving and detoxification. A great unisex bar for the entire family.
Stop wasting time scrubbing the layers of dirt and grime off your hands, when you have more important things to do like fix that old truck! Try our new gentle, yet scrubby Grease Lightening Bar. Get the dirt and grime off while soothing and moisturizing your skin.
Bring the freshness of Up North to the big city with the detoxifying priorities of charcoal all in this natural soap. Your skin will be left feeling clarified and rejuvenated, just the way nature intended it!
A rejuvenating all natural bar that will give you an energizing lift for your day. This all natural Chai Energy Bar also has a gentle scrub to further invigorate your skin. The Spice and Sweet Orange aroma of the creamy lather will highlight your day. This is a very popular bar for that special man in your life!
TDR Into The Woods
Experience a touch of the forest with this all natural and handmade bar without that long drive Into The Woods…This all natural bar of soap will bring you “Into the Woods” with it’s earthy blend of essential oils. With the touch of it’s pine forest scent, it is guaranteed to become a favorite of the sportsmen in your life.
Mary & Jessica