My name is Brooke Toma, and I am a seasoned, Clinical Esthetician. I have been working in the industry since 2003, working alongside majorly respected physicians and professionals every step of my journey. This experience has inspired to share my feelings regarding proper protection of the skin due to the overwhelming out-pour of questions I have received regarding the issue.
Most chemical sunscreens in the US contain Oxybenzone. Oxybenzone is harmful because, it has been linked to fertility issues, obesity, and more. It was last reviewed by the FDA more than 30 yrs ago. Scary, no?
Oxybenzone-free alternatives include –
- Sun damage is the leading cause for pre-mature sun-damage/aging, irritation, (especially eczema/ psoriasis prone skin).
- It is way cheaper to prevent skin issues than it is to treat them after the fact.
- If you choose to take or ignore my advise feel free to contact me regarding treatments.
This is not a free pass to disregard the information I just provided. 🙂
- Not “tanning”, “laying out in the sun” without protection is not advisable. I always recommend UVA/UVB eye protection, and sun protective hats, as well. Especially, if you are on a skin regimen that includes any acid, retinol, retin-a. RX that requires extra SPF.