The Importance of Using Daily SPF 

Summer or winter, rain or shine, there is one skincare product that should be a non-negotiable part of your daily routine: SPF! Whether you’re indoors or outdoors, using SPF every day is crucial for maintaining healthy and youthful-looking skin. Check out some reasons why incorporating SPF into your daily skincare regimen is an absolute must:

1️⃣ Protection against harmful UV rays: The sun emits two types of ultraviolet rays that can damage your skin: UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays can prematurely age the skin, leading to wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots. UVB rays, on the other hand, are responsible for sunburns. Both types of rays can contribute to the development of skin cancer. SPF acts as a shield, blocking and absorbing these harmful rays, reducing the risk of sun damage and protecting the skin.

2️⃣ Prevention of premature aging: Did you know that exposure to the sun is one of the primary causes of premature aging? The sun’s rays can break down collagen and elastin fibers in the skin, leading to sagging, wrinkles, and a dull complexion. By applying SPF daily, you provide your skin with a layer of defense against these aging effects, helping to maintain a youthful appearance.

3️⃣ Reduction of skin cancer risk: Skin cancer is a significant concern, with the incidence rates increasing globally. Regular use of SPF has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of developing skin cancer, including both melanoma and non-melanoma types. It’s a simple yet effective way to prioritize your long-term skin health.

4️⃣ Prevention of hyperpigmentation and dark spots: Sun exposure can trigger the production of melanin, leading to hyperpigmentation and dark spots on the skin. Applying SPF daily helps to inhibit this process and prevent the formation of uneven skin tone and discoloration, keeping your complexion more even and radiant.

5️⃣ Defense against photoaging: Photoaging refers to the aging effects caused by sun exposure, including wrinkles, leathery texture, and uneven pigmentation. By using SPF consistently, you can significantly minimize the damage caused by photoaging, helping your skin to maintain a healthier and more youthful appearance over time.

6️⃣ Guarding against sunburns: Sunburns not only cause temporary discomfort but can also lead to long-term damage to the skin. Using SPF helps to prevent sunburns, allowing you to enjoy outdoor activities without the risk of painful burns and subsequent skin damage.

Remember, incorporating SPF into your daily skincare routine is not just for beach vacations or sunny days. UV rays can penetrate clouds and windows, meaning your skin is exposed even on cloudy or indoor days. To fully protect your skin, choose a TOXIN FREE broad-spectrum SPF with a minimum of SPF 30 and apply it generously to all exposed areas of your body, including your face, neck, and hands.

Your skin is an invaluable asset, and taking proactive steps to care for it will pay off in the long run. Make SPF a daily habit and your skin will thank you with its healthy and radiant glow for years to come! 🌟

My all time favorite toxin free Facial SPF just went on sale! It’s lightweight and absorbs right in not leaving the typical whitecast a lot of toxin free sunscreens leave. Find it here ->


Melanoma Awareness Month

Sun Protection is SO important… but not all sunscreen is safe.

Who’s looking to preserve their skin AND stay as healthy as possible??

If you want to have beautiful skin AND decrease your risk of melanoma- sunscreen is ESSENTIAL.

Melanoma might be the least common form of cancer, but it is also the deadliest. 

In 2022 in the United States, it is estimated that:

  • There will be 197,700 cases of melanoma diagnosed. Of those, 97,920 cases will be noninvasive and 99,780 cases will be invasive. Of the invasive cases,
    • 57,180 cases will occur in men.
    • 42,600 cases will occur in women.
  • There will be 7,650 deaths from the disease.
    • 5,080 will be men.
    • 2,570 will be women.

The link between melanoma and sun—especially sunburn—is abundantly clear:

  • The vast majority of melanomas are caused by UV exposure from the sun.
  • Your risk for melanoma doubles if you’ve had more than five sunburns.
  • One blistering sunburn in childhood or adolescence more than doubles your chances of developing melanoma later in life.

This is the product you DO NOT skip, friends. You, your partners, your kids, and anyone else you care about should be wearing a toxin free facial SPF every single day of the year and a toxin free body SPF when you’re going to be outside in the sun for any amount of time. 

Why is choosing safe sunscreen so important?

Did you know that 78 popular sunscreens were recently found to contain 3 X the FDA restricted levels of Benzene? Did you also know that Benzene is known to cause >> CANCER << in humans according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the World Health Organization, and other regulatory agencies?

*Source: study by Valisure May 2021

Additionally, these⚠️toxic ingredients are also commonly found in chemical sunscreens👇

❌ oxybenzone

❌ octinoxate

❌ parabens

❌ propylene glycol

❌ phenoxyethanol


❌ fragrance

…also linked to cancer & other health concerns!

So which sunscreens should you go with?

My favorite Facial SPF (every human should be wearing everyday of the year) can be found here and is currently on sale for Memorial Day (Just got to “shop” “skincare” “sunlight facial SPF”) 👇

My favorite body SPFs are the Think brand and All Good 👇

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1.)Wear Sunscreen Daily-UV radiation can still make its way through the clouds so don’t skip on cloudy days. ☀️ ☁️

2.)Give your body some love…skincare isn’t limited to your face! 

3.)Load up on antioxidants they will help protect your skin from free radicals

4.)Remove makeup before bed so your face can breath 

5.)Don’t forget to moisturize daily…even if you have oily skin that can be a sign you need more moisture

6.)Don’t over exfoliate

7.)Don’t neglect your neck and décolletage area…these show signs of aging first.

8.)Don’t skimp on sleep- you need at least 7-8 hours of beauty rest a night.

Happy Tuesday, friends! 🌱

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Family Fun Month

Did you know that August is National Family Fun Month? I just learned this myself!

In our family, fun revolves around traveling, fitness, and being outside. Right now the way we incorporate all three of these things can’t fully include Adeline because she’s too young, but we’re hoping when she’s old enough she’ll want to get involved as well. We spent this last weekend doing something we love, racing a Spartan Race.

Christopher and I have gotten really into Obstacle Course races this past summer. We love that they allow us to do all of our favorite things: travel, stay fit, and be outside! They also fall perfectly into our lifestyle and our goal to raise Addie in a toxin free, healthy environment as she’s being exposed to these events, watching us train for these events, and we keep with our toxin free lifestyle during them as well.

I see so many people at these races slathering on the toxic sunscreen, and I so badly wish I could educate them on the dangers they’re causing their bodies while they are trying to prevent their bodies from harm from the sun! Spray sunscreens are the absolute worst because of everything you’re inhaling in conjunction with what you’re putting on your skin. But, even most lotion sunscreens are harmful, even the ones claiming to be clean. I make sure to apply my toxin free facial SPF in the morning (which I do every morning anyway) and bring my toxin free body SPF!

Here’s some info to help you choose safe sunscreens for yourself and your family…

You’ll want to avoid ingredients Oxybenzone, Octinoxate, Octocrylene, Homosalate, and ALL spray-on SPF (to avoid inhalation of chemicals and/or minerals), and common chemical preservatives like: parabens, and phenoxyethanol.

You’ll want to look for non-nano Zinc and Titanium Dioxide mineral SPF with no sketchy preservatives.

To learn more about the harmful sunscreens to avoid and also grab my safe swap recommendations, go here 👉