When it comes to most everything in life, we have to decide what we’re going to take heed to. Especially when it comes to chemicals. If you follow every piece of printed “fact” out there, you will be heading down the rabbit hole in a dizzying speed.
As time goes on, we as a whole become smarter and smarter about what we’re doing to ourselves and our environment, and sometimes it can be information overload. To combat that, I try to make small changes, let them take a habit-forming stronghold, and move on to the next thing.
And so it was with sunscreen.
When I was a teenager, Sun-In and Coppertone were all the rage. We would pour the stuff on our bodies and hair and bake and bake and bake until we could bake no more. We’d grab whatever bottle was on sale at the local Woolworth, head to the shore, without a care in the world.
And back then, I’m not sure we knew any better.
But we do now.
And I have since a little after Nick was born. More and more data started coming out about sunscreens and all the junk in it that isn’t good for you, for your body, for your kids’ bodies.
And I started paying more and more attention.
Trips to Whole Foods and Wild Oats would result in finding the perfect sunscreen that was good for us to use, not too terrible on the wallet, smelled good, and went on nice and smooth.
These days, there is no reason not to be well informed. Information is everywhere, you just have to pick and choose what to believe, and what is best for you and your family.