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How to choose sustainable sunscreen

When shopping for sunscreen, opt for products that are free of oxybenzone, octinoxate, titanium oxide, and synthetic fragrances. Instead, choose sunscreens that contain non-nano zinc oxide. Our favorite sunscreens are certified by Protect Land + Sea (which ensures the product is free of chemicals harmful to ocean and land ecosystems), EWG (which ensures the product is free from chemicals of concern to humans and the environment), Fair Trade (which benefits the people making the product), and PETA or Leaping Bunny (which ensure no animal testing was performed using the product). Choose sunscreen lotions and creams over aerosols if possible.

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Studies show that a white cotton shirt will provide you with about 67% of the protection that a UPF (ultraviolet protection factor) shirt will, so you can probably protect yourself with clothes that you already own while cutting down on sunscreen use.

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