I have a long listed guide when it comes to swapping out your not so clean, beauty and body care product. I cover everything from deodorant, toothpaste, lotions, perfume, shampoo - you name it, there's a swap for it. When considering making the switch, it can be overwhelming on where to start, so I've broken my list into 7 sections. Yes, we have 6 other posts covering other body care products and ingredients that you should aim to avoid, along with some of my favorite products or recommendations when making the switch.

Make sure you are following the Natural Body Care Swaps Topic so you don't miss any of the posts!

Today, we're focusing on sunscreen and bug repellent:

Ingredients to Avoid:

  • Sprays and powders
  • SPF over 50
  • Petrolatum, Mineral oil
  • PABA
  • Paraben
  • Triclosan
  • Retinyl palmitate
  • Oxybenzone
  • Octinoxate
  • Homosalate
  • Methyl salicizone

Potential Dangers:

  • Cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Hormone disruption
  • Decreased testosterone
  • Infertility
  • Allergy
  • Skin allergy and rashes
  • Too much sun exposure due to feeling safe

Dr. G’s Favorites:

What are your favorite sunscreens and/or bug repellent brands?

xoxo, Dr. G