Week 22

woman in sun hat and bathing suit squirting sunscreen into her hand

The Environmental Impact of Sunscreen


This week, my husband and I are headed to Seychelles, an island chain just north of Madagascar, for our delayed honeymoon. The primary reason we chose this destination was for its abundant marine life, so obviously, we'll be spending the majority of our time on the beach and in the water. With our fair complexions, this means we'll basically be bathing in sunscreen. Read more →

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10 Sustainable Sunscreen Options


Summer is quickly approaching, which means it's almost time to start lathering on the sunscreen. In my last post, The Environmental Impact of Sunscreen, I touched on the fact that both the ingredients and the packaging are problematic. So, here are 10 low-waste options that will protect your skin without harming the environment. Read more →

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Easy DIY Beach Cover Up


Earlier this week I learned about the environmental impact of sunscreen and how harmful convential sunscreen ingredients are for marine life. There are low-waste, sustainable suncreen options, but one of the best ways to protect the environment is to cover our skin to protect it so we don't have to lather on the lotion. Read more →

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Letter Asking for Plastic-Free Sunscreen


This week I learned that conventional sunscreen is harmful for the environment, especially marine life. There are a few low-waste and reef safe sunscreen options, however it's not enough to for us to stop using environmentally harmful sunscreen; companies must be held accountable and stop producing it all together. Read more →