I was happy to see that Mexitan, the brand of sunscreen that graces our shelves, is on the list of “broad spectrum protection with fewer hazardous ingredients”. Who needs the extra stress of discovering that the cream you slather all over your kids every day is in fact harmful. Yikes!
Most of the sunscreens on the ‘recommended list’ are physical sunscreens. This means that the ingredients that provide sun protection do so by creating a physical barrier between you and the sun. Most sunscreens contain smaller particles and are absorbed into the skin and provide protection at a chemical level. The trouble with the physical sunscreens is that the barrier is a barrier, not as cumbersome as trying to get my kids to walk around with parasols, but they do look like little albino kids running around.
Check out the list and see where your sunscreen falls!