When it comes to summertime we spend a lot of time outside as a family. Whether it is at the beach or park, by the water or out for a bike ride. That gorgeous sunshine follows us wherever we go.

As a parent I cannot ignore the education that I have acquired about skincare and the safety around what we use on our children. Although sun lotions can protect us from the sun’s cancer causing UVA/UVB rays does it protect us from all the other nasty chemical ingredients out there??

Recommendations for best safe sunscreens out there indicate ones that are mineral-based with a high percent of zinc oxide as well as those with titanium dioxide. There are many safe products out on the market now, which is wonderful. I choose to use Arbonne’s ABC Mineral Sunscreen  with SPF30+ on my little ones. The ABC sunscreen is not only made without unsafe chemicals, but it is Vegan certified and Gluten free. It is botanical based and formulated with antioxidants and vitamins. The water-resistant sunscreen protects and hydrates baby’s more sensitive skin.

It is so important to educate ourselves on what we put on our skin as it is our largest organ and what we put on our skin is directly absorbed into our blood stream. Be sure to take time in the shade out of the sun and protect that beautiful skin when soaking up some Vitamin D.