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Episode #5: Sun Exposure, Sun Protection, and Vitamin D

Episode #5: Sun Exposure, Sun Protection, and Vitamin D

During this episode of Rebel Heart Radio, Genevieve and Cassie discuss sun exposure, sun protection and vitamin D.  We chat about...

  • importance of using sunscreen

  • the difference between UVA + UVB rays

  • can you actually get vitamin D from the sun?

  • minimizing sun damage through sunscreen

  • sun exposure threshold

  • blue light + skin aging

  • how location, air quality, sunscreen, skin color, body composition, and age impact vitamin D absorption

  • difference between physical and chemical sunscreen

  • why zinc oxide is the best choice as a physical sunscreen

  • junky ingredients in chemical sunscreens that harm us and the earth

  • our recommendations for zinc-based sunscreens (links below)

Our Top 5 Picks for Sunscreen:

  1. Beautycounter Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 30 | UVA, UVB, and blue light protection. These sticks are super blendable -- no white streaks at all. They are also super portable so we've always got one on hand - we pack one in our cars, in the diaper bag, and in our purses. (From Cassie -- I have sensitive, acne-prone skin that I’m trying to protect from photodamage as much as possible, and the size of the face stick makes it easy to apply to myself and my kiddo. He even loves trying to do it on his own!) These sticks are formulated with cocoa butter, non-nano zinc, and antioxidant-rich California Poppy, which help to hydrate and protect the skin.

  2. Beautycounter Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 | This product provides a luminous dewey glow plus it has, sheer coverage + daily moisture with SPF protection against UVA and UVB rays. It also includes black currant, peony flower root extract, and vitamin C to enhance skin brightness and sodium hyaluronate to promote firmer, smoother-looking skin.

  3. NEW! Beautycounter Countersun Mineral Sunscreen MIST SPF 30 | UVA, UVB, and blue light protection. This is the first every safely formulated mineral sunscreen mist and it's non-aerosol! There is an option for a 3oz Travel-Size (which you can take this in your carry on!) or the full 6oz bottle which is great for beach days with the kiddos. 

  4. Badger Balm SPF 35 Kids Sport Sunscreen Stick | Badger has both sticks and lotions with super simple formulations. This option is the MOST creamy and white of all options, but also tried-and-true...and most kiddos don't mind anyway!

  5. Beautycounter Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 | UVA, UVB, and blue light protection. This is a lotion based sunscreen so you'll need to SHAKE BEFORE APPLICATION each time! This lightweight, water-resistant sunscreen is formulated with non-nano zinc oxide to blend evenly into skin without leaving white streaks. It also contain aloe helps hydrate skin, while antioxidant-rich California Poppy and tangerine extracts fight free radicals.

    Honorable Mention Babo Botanicals SPF 30 Fragrance Free Clear Zinc Sport Stick | This formula has a 20% zinc oxide concentration and it's great for kids and for sensitive skin.

Hopefully this information was useful for you in this spring season as you prepare for the summer ahead. Protecting you and your loved ones from UVA, UVB, and Blue Light rays can go a long way not only in cancer prevention but also aid in the prevention of sun spots and premature aging!


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Episode #6:  Summer Skincare & Makeup with Genevieve

Episode #6: Summer Skincare & Makeup with Genevieve

Episode #4: Healing Dry Skin from Within

Episode #4: Healing Dry Skin from Within