The best pregnancy-safe sunscreen
Whether you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant, you are probably already aware of the things you should avoid during pregnancy, like blue cheese and alcohol. But in this hot weather, have you thought about what’s in your sunscreen? Let’s talk about the best pregnancy-safe sunscreen and where to find it.
Why use pregnancy-safe sunscreen?
We all know that it’s really important to keep your skin safe in the sun but certain ingredients and chemicals in some sunscreens can be harmful to your baby. Here are the facts:
- There are two types of sunscreen: chemical and mineral (physical)
- Chemical sunscreens, which contain chemicals such as oxybenzone and octinoxate, react to the UV rays from the sun.
- Mineral sunscreens contain mineral ingredients and sit on the surface of the skin to deflect UV rays.
Which type of pregnancy safe sunscreen to use
A mineral sunscreen is the safest choice when your are pregnant, particularly those that use titanium dioxide and zinc in the ingredients. You should avoid oxybenzone when pregnant as it can be absorbed into the bloodstream. This is also the case if you are breastfeeding.
The Best pregnancy sunscreen #1
Earth Mama, Baby, Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 40
This pregnancy-safe sunscreen is great for sensitive skin and free from harmful chemicals so is safe for pregnant and breastfeeding mums. It’s also environmentally friendly as it is free from nano-particles which can damage coral reefs.
The Best pregnancy sunscreen #2
Green People Scent Free Sun Cream – SPF30
This sunscreen is water repellent but also allows your skin to breath. It is rich in natural antioxidants to protect delicate skin with 86% organic ingredients. Farmed on sustainable land, its plant-based packaging is completely carbon-neutral.
#3 Best pregnancy sunscreen
Badger Unscented SPF30 Clear Zinc Sunscreen
This pregnancy-safe sunscreen uses organic olive oil and cocoa butter to help keep skin soft. It replaces silicone with beeswax to form a protective moisture barrier and has no chemical additives whatsoever, so is a safe for use in pregnancy and when breastfeeding.
As well as using pregnancy-safe sunscreen, be sure to spend time in the shade and keep well hydrated to stay safe in this hot weather whilst pregnant or breastfeeding.
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