Protecting your skin from sun damage is extremely important. This is also true when you are expecting a baby. Going into your pregnancy, it’s likely that you will look in-depth at all the beauty and personal care products you are using on a regular basis. You may have to eliminate some of them, such as dying your hair in the first trimester or avoid eating raw fish in the form of your favorite sushi. One of the things you shouldn’t avoid is using the right sunscreen. You want to make sure that your sunscreen is safe with natural ingredients. So what kind of sunscreen is safe for expecting moms? Let’s look at the type of sunscreen you should use when pregnant, so that you aren’t exposing yourself to chemicals your body doesn’t need during this very important moment in your life.
The best kind of sunscreen to use anytime, including while you are pregnant, is a non nano zinc oxide sunscreen that is mineral based, instead of one that is chemical based. It's important to make sure it's a broad-spectrum formula that protects against the UVA and UVB rays of the sun.
If you aren’t familiar with what non nano means in regard to sun protection, it means that the particles of the zinc oxide aren’t small enough to penetrate the skin. The zinc oxide is going to be a physical sunblock that rests on top of your skin to shield it from the damaging rays of the sun. It’s not going to get into your bloodstream when you use it on a daily basis.
Another thing you also don’t have to worry about is breathing in non nano particles of sunscreen into your lungs, since they won’t be in the air around you when you apply it. This is mostly for beauty products that come in a spray delivery system.
Another safe and active ingredient in mineral sunscreen is titanium dioxide. This is a mineral based ingredient that is hypoallergenic and safe for use as a physical sunscreen during pregnancy. The active ingredients of the sunscreen just sit on the surface of your skin and won’t absorb it. That way you don’t have to worry about chemicals being introduced into your bloodstream with the potential to harm your baby. It’s just not possible with mineral sunscreen featuring zinc and titanium dioxide. Luckily Sdara Skincare is coming out with the perfect sunscreen for pregnant moms. It’s our Sdara Skincare Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30.
Another benefit to our sunscreen for pregnant women is the fact that our formula is fragrance-free. Sometimes during pregnancy you can be more sensitive to certain scents that can cause headaches and nausea. Added artificial fragrance is unnecessary which is why they don’t need to be in our formulas. The less artificial chemicals in your beauty products the better while you are carrying that precious bundle of joy on its way!
There are also some skin loving ingredients present in our new sunscreen formula that will pamper and soothe your skin. We call it our “Age With Grace Formula” for good reason. It contains aloe vera to nourish the skin, green tea extract which is a potent antioxidant that is great for skin health, and a variety of moisturizing oils that are amazing for skin. Some of those are sunflower seed oil, sweet almond oil, sesame seed oil, and cocoa butter.
A few more benefits to our mineral based sunscreen is that it’s considered “reef-safe.” That means that it doesn’t contain oxybenzone or octinoxate, which have the potential to leach into our waterways and cause harmful coral reef bleaching. This is an environmental nightmare that hurts sea life. Our sunscreen definitely doesn’t contain those ingredients, which is also better for your skin and health in the process.
You’ll find that after you use this sunscreen daily, your skin is more silky soft and moisturized. It's an SPF 30 ultra light lotion with a non-greasy finish that is sheer and breathable. It just feels so unlike any other sunscreen you’ve ever used. The benefits to your skin are amazing. You’re going to love how pampered and supple your skin feels. Soft and smooth. Protected. And most importantly, pregnancy-safe. All of these pampering factors and safety is especially important during pregnancy, where sometimes you aren't going to feel all that fabulous. Hello morning sickness!
It’s important to commit to a sunscreen regimen each day in order to protect your skin, prevent premature aging, and shield against developing certain types of skin cancers. You don't want to skip the sunscreen even while you are pregnant.
That’s why our Sdara Skincare Mineral Sunscreen is the only one you need from head to toe anytime, but especially while you are expecting.
Keep in mind that you need to reapply your sunscreen every two hours if you are going to be spending significant time out in the sun during the day, but it’s also important for incidental or minimal time in the sun. That’s the time you spend outdoors going from your car to your home. Those little moments add up, so it’s vital that your skin is protected from the harmful UVA/UVB rays.
Make Sdara Skincare Mineral Sunscreen a part of your daily routine while expecting with our best pregnancy safe sunscreen. Then continue the practice after for the current and future wellness of your skin. Having healthy glowing skin is one of the best ways to take care of yourself. It’s vital during pregnancy, but just as important all the time for the best skin health of your life.
Summer is just around the corner, which means a few things: amazing weather, extra hours of sunlight, and the need for a major skincare routine switch-up. That’s right—a change in wardrobe isn’t the only thing that’s in order before summer starts. Your skin’s needs also shift depending on the season, and knowing how to properly accommodate and implement these key changes is up to you.