Myth #2: Do I really need SPF 60+ to stay safe?
Well, you sure as heck should wear sun protection even if it's cold and cloudy, but you don't need to slather on a super high SPF to get good protection. Something closer to SPF 30 gives you decent protection and a little exposure to nourishing Vitamin D producing rays, which will help your body stay healthy.
Keep in mind that products with a really high SPF are artificially jacked up with chemicals that get absorbed right into your skin which over the course of time may actually make you more unwell than over exposure to the sun, especially as toxicity builds up in your organs.
For more 411, get the skinny from nutritionista Meghan Telpner who explains how your diet is a big factor in how your body deals with sun exposure. Dr. Zoltan Rona M.D., also has some great sun protection advice in his book, Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin.
When purchasing sun protection, shop around, do your own research and go to a reputable store such as The Big Carrot to get a candid opinion. There are some highly effective mineral based, chemical free sun creams on the market and if you're wondering, we're proud to make some zinc powered sun protective products too. Our SPF 30 Glow was just featured in the April edition of Flare Magazine.