The Power of the Sun - Summer Suncare

By: Deanna Snyder, RN Tuesday July 5, 2022 comments Tags: #BeWellEssentials, #DeannaSnyder, #doTERRA , #Sunscreen, #Sunblock, #nontoxicsunscreen, #reefsafesunblock, #reefsafesunscreen, #esssentialoils, #nonnanozincoxide

 

The Power of the Sun - Summer Suncare

 

Our Friend, the Sun is essential to life on earth.  It provides warmth, daylight, and positive signals to your body.  Its rays provide our bodies with the ability to create serotonin which is linked to improving mood and mental health.  The sun also regulates the production of melatonin and supports our circadian rhythms and sleep cycles. It also helps synthesize vitamin D which helps boost our immune system and promotes calcium absorption. 

 

Sunshine is a classic example of how you can sometimes have too much of a good thing.  No one likes a sunburn and the risk of skin cancer should always be taken seriously. Ideally, we appreciate and enjoy the sun without putting our skin at risk of long-term damage including sunspots, wrinkles, premature aging, and the loss of skin elasticity.   

 

Some ways you can maximize your time outdoors while protecting your skin include staying in the shade or covering your skin in thick, dark clothing. For many outdoor activities, these aren’t the most realistic options. That’s why sunscreen is so great! However, as those of you who are particularly plugged into the sun care industry know, not all sunscreens are created equal.

 

Let’s Talk Sunscreen

There are two primary types of sunscreens on the market: chemical and mineral.  Chemical sunscreens are designed to absorb UV rays to protect your skin, while mineral sunscreens reflect UV rays to protect your skin. 

 

Three Reasons to Avoid Chemical Sunscreen Filters

  1. Some chemical sunscreen filters can eventually degrade when exposed to UV rays, generating free radicals.
  2. Some active ingredients in chemical sunscreens can act as hormone disruptors.
  3. Can cause skin allergies. 

 

Reduce Toxicity

You can control the amount of toxin you expose your body to by carefully selecting the products you put on your body - including sunscreen. The possible consequences of a heavy toxic load can lead to negative effects on wellness and can influence your daily and long-term health.  Knowing this, why would we allow toxins in our lives? Why would we use products with toxins?

 

Mineral Sunscreen

Mineral sunscreens filter UV rays without being absorbed into our skin, and they will not disrupt our hormones or cause skin allergies! 

 

The benefits of mineral sunscreen filters:

  • Work as a physical barrier, reflecting UVA and UVB rays, and doesn’t degrade when exposed to UV rays.
  • Effective immediately upon application to the skin.
  • Safe for all skin types as they contain titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. 

 

 

Introducing dōTERRA® sun

Let’s dive into the new dōTERRA® sun product line!  These specially curated products include a series of sun care tools that are safe and natural.  I am happy to announce that this sun care line meets three important key objectives.  First, the products needed to be good for all skin types. These formulas are nourishing, antioxidant-rich, and hydrating. They also leave a minimal white-cast, so they accommodate all skin tones. Second, we made sure these products are environmentally conscious. All of the formulas are vegan-friendly and cruelty-free. Plus, they’re reef safe! This makes them usable in areas of the world that restrict non-reef safe sunscreens and helps keep our underwater ecosystems healthier and happier. Last but definitely not least, the products needed to have clean, green formulas. On top of being mineral-powered by non-nano zinc oxide, every doTERRA Sun product is free from a number of harsh, synthetic ingredients, including oxybenzone, parabens, phthalates, and more.  

 

Ok, we are dōTERRA, the world leader in certified pure tested grade essential oils.  We had to include our special superhero ingredients of Frankincense, Helichrysum, and Carrot Seed.   These essential oils are fabulous for your skin!

 

There are also a number of ingredients found throughout the doTERRA Sun product line that provides nourishment.

  • Tocopherol, which is more commonly known as vitamin E, is extremely nourishing. It’s present in EVERY doTERRA Sun product!
  • Raspberry Seed Oil, Avocado Oil, and Jojoba Esters are nourishing ingredients found in the SPF lotion and spray.
  • Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter are nourishing ingredients found in the SPF stick.
  • Aloe Vera, red algae extract, and Hyaluronic Acid are nourishing ingredients found in the After Sun Mist. Hyaluronic Acid is particularly nourishing because of the deep hydration it delivers. 

 

 Here are a few ingredients that deliver soothing benefits.

  • Bisabolol can reduce redness and irritation. It’s generally calming to the skin. It’s present in all SPF products as a preventative measure.
  • Turmeric Extract has excellent anti-inflammatory properties when applied topically. It can be found in the SPF lotion and spray!
  • Aloe Vera is a no-brainer for skin-soothing. We’ve all slathered aloe vera all over our bodies before, right? That’s why aloe vera is the base for our After Sun product. It’s also found in the SPF lotion and spray.
  • Also in the After Sun product are hero ingredients of red algae extract and Arnica Montana flower. Red algae is rich in protein, antioxidants, and vitamins, all of which are essential to the skin. Arnica Montana flower is a natural anti-inflammatory ingredient, which is especially important when your skin is weathered and tired.

 

Did I mention, that our new dōTERRA® sun is also REEF-SAFE?!   Yes!  Terms like “reef-safe” or “reef-friendly” mean that the sunscreen does not contain oxybenzone and octinoxate. Studies have shown that these UV-blocking chemicals can cause coral bleaching. When coral bleaches, it’s still alive, but it’s under severe stress, which leaves it susceptible to disease and death.  

 

dōTERRA® sun | Face + Body Mineral Sunscreen Lotion

It has an SPF 30, provides UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum protection, and is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes. 

Its key ingredients include non-nano zinc oxide for protection, aloe vera, bisabolol, vitamin E, raspberry seed oil, avocado oil, turmeric extract, and jojoba esters for restoration.

The hero essential oils found in the Mineral Sunscreen Spray include Frankincense, Helichrysum, and Carrot Seed.

 

dōTERRA® sun | Body Mineral Sunscreen Spray

This product has an SPF 30, provides UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum protection, and is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes. It is packaged in an aluminum, non-aerosol spray bottle that delivers a continuous, 360-degree application for easy, all-over coverage.

 

Like the lotion, this spray’s key ingredients include non-nano zinc oxide for protection, aloe vera, bisabolol, vitamin E, raspberry seed oil, avocado oil, turmeric extract, and jojoba esters for restoration.

 

The hero essential oils found in the Mineral Sunscreen Spray include Frankincense, Helichrysum, and Carrot Seed. 

 

dōTERRA® sun | Face + Body Mineral Sunscreen Stick

This handy stick has an SPF 40, provides UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum protection, and is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes. It’s helpful for anti-blue light and protects from pollution. Put it on for your commute or for working in the office to give your skin that extra layer of protection. 

 

It is packaged in a sturdy twist-up tube that fits comfortably in the hand. 

 

The stick’s key ingredients include non-nano zinc oxide for protection, as well as shea butter and cocoa butter for restorative moisturization.

 

The hero essential oils found in the Mineral Sunscreen Stick include Frankincense, Helichrysum, and Carrot Seed. 

 

dōTERRA® sun | After Sun Restorative Body Mist

This refreshing product is It is packaged in an aluminum, non-aerosol spray bottle that delivers a continuous fine mist with the 360-degree application for easy, all-over coverage.

 

The mist’s key ingredients include vitamin E, aloe vera, hyaluronic acid, red algae extract, and Arnica Montana flower. 

 

The hero essential oils found in the Body Mist include Frankincense and Helichrysum as well as Copaiba, Lavender, Peppermint, and Blue Tansy.

 

 

Are there any toxic products lurking in your swim bag? 

Think of the current products you use every day, are any of these harmful ingredients we’ve discussed lurking in your swim bag? No worries, doTERRA® sun has you covered…naturally!

 

Your Summer Adventure Awaits…..

Your summer bucket list is waiting for you to experience being outdoors in the sun.  With dōTERRA sun you have peace of mind because we got you covered - with safe, protective ingredients. 


Which dōTERRA® sun products do you need in your summer bag?  Click on the Shop dōTERRA button below to get your natural and safe sunscreen!

 

 

I invite you to hop over to my Insta and/or Facebook pages this month. I am sharing the importance of the skin! As I stated at the beginning of this blog, our health is directly linked to what we put on, in, and around our skin. Let's start by ditching and switching the toxic products in your home with natural and safe solutions!

 

Feel free to contact me if you are interested in learning more about using natural solutions for you and your family. 

 

Until the next time.

 

Be well, Deanna

Peace. Love. Oils. 

 

 

Deanna Snyder, RN

About the Author: Deanna Snyder, RN

Deanna is a seasoned registered nurse who specialized in adult critical care, is certified as a health coach, Reiki & ARōMATOUCH practitioner. She is a wellness advocate and community volunteer.  With over 35 years of healthcare experience, Deanna will take you on a journey of health, wellness, and vitality as you crowd out old habits and replace them with natural, safe and effective alternatives. 



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