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Find acne safe non -toxic ways to protect your skin this spring!

March 15, 2021


With the spring season coming right around the corner, it’s more important than ever to start thinking about sun protection. Unprotected sun exposure is most often correlated with causing skin cancer, but that's not the only damage that UV radiation can have on your skin. UV radiation breaks down the collagen in your skin, and this process causes people to age at a much faster rate. Most people don’t even notice the damage the sun has done to their skin until it is far too late. Luckily, these risks can be avoided by taking some necessary precautions when it comes to sun exposure, starting with using an SPF daily.


SPF always seems to have a bad reputation due to the association with many sunscreens having an unpleasant smell and leaving the skin feeling oily and greasy. Fortunately, you don’t have to worry about these things with Suntegrity suncare products. Suntegrity offers organic, natural facial products with clean ingredients. They offer non-toxic SPF moisturizers, mineral sun sticks, mineral sunscreen lip glosses and more. You can even ditch the foundation and pick up Suntegrity’s “5 in 1” tinted, natural moisturizing sunscreen.


What if I have acne and sunblock clogs my pores causing me to break out?


Essential Skincare by Anikabeauty is a cruelty free brand that offers safe skincare including products with SPF that are safe for acne-prone skin. The acne safe SPF no color has a very pleasant almond-vanilla scent and blends nicely into the skin without leaving that white cast that many sunscreens do. The acne safe SPF tinted is a non-greasy formula that also blends nicely into the skin without leaving a white cast. The tinted SPF has a creamy consistency and is available in the shades light and medium.


Suntegrity also offers safe acne products so you can stay protected without the fear of causing breakouts. The Suntegrity SPF powder is a multi-tasking, zinc-oxide based, mineral pressed powder that blends effortlessly into the skin, while providing broad spectrum SPF 50 sun protection, and leaving the skin with a fabulous matte finish. The no color SPF primer is a rich non-greasy, UV chemical-free formula that functions as a face moisturizer, sunscreen, and make-up primer all in one. This vegan sunscreen is infused with youth promoting antioxidants and has a light, uplifting citrus scent.


As well as using an SPF daily, The Skin Cancer Foundation also recommends that you…

  • Avoid direct sunlight, especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Avoid getting a sunburn
  • Never use UV tanning beds
  • Cover up with clothing, and wear a wide-brimmed hat and UV blocking sunglasses
  • Examine your skin, at least once a month from head to toe
  • See a dermatologist once a year to get a professional skin exam


Are there any other ways that I can protect myself from the risks of skin cancer?


You wear SPF, avoid direct sunlight, never use tanning beds, and you always make sure that you're wearing a wide-brimmed hat when in direct sunlight. Is there anything else you can do to avoid skin cancer? The answer is yes! Eat as healthy as you can.


UV exposure generates free radicals which are tiny oxygen molecules that cause inflammation and can severely damage your cells and DNA. Studies have found that antioxidants, like vitamins and many other nutrients, can aid in the process of fighting off free radicals and prevent the damage that they do to your DNA.


Many dermatologists recommend including the following in your diet:



Where to find it

Vitamin C

oranges, limes, strawberries and raspberries

Vitamin E

almonds, sunflower seeds, spinach, soybeans and wheat germ


beef, lamb, shellfish, hummus, chickpeas, lentils and black beans


brazil nuts, chicken and grass-fed beef

Beta Carotene (carotenoids)

orange-colored vegetables and fruits


Omega-3 Fatty Acids

fatty fish, walnuts and flaxseed


tomatoes, watermelon, guava, papaya, apricots, pink grapefruit, blood oranges and other foods



freshly brewed green or black tea




The last thing anyone wants is skin cancer and early aging, but with the right precautions you can decrease your risk. Start by putting on your favorite SPF moisturizer, eat some nutrient rich foods, and then you can enjoy that spring sun!