Sun protection

by | Sep 17, 2021 | Blog, Skincare | 0 comments

Chemical sunscreens contain many harmful ingredients that can alter hormone levels and disrupt your endocrine system.

Myth

The higher the SPF, the better.

False

The optimal SPF should be 15 to 20. After this, increases in protection are minimal and when the SPF factor increases, the amount of chemicals increases as well.

Some of this chemicals have been shown to be converted into free radicals by the sun.

Myth

The longer I stay in the sun without protection, the more Vitamin D my body makes.

False

Our skin only creates Vitamin D for the first 20 min of sun exposure. After that UV rays destroy Vitamin D in the skin, so levels actually decrease the longer you stay in the sun without protection.

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Hi there! I’m Ionela, but you can call me Ella. I’m a certified Health and Nutrition Coach, Skin therapist and mom living in the beautiful Galway, passionate about the powerful effects of nutrition.

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