It’s summer, and you know what that means—barbecues, swimming pools, flip-flops, and lots of time in the sun!
Yes, being outside enjoying the warm weather is always one of the best parts of this season, but if you don’t take precautions against sun exposure, you’ll end up being bright red like a lobster and totally miserable while everyone else is still having fun. (You’ll also increase your chances of getting skin cancer.)
If you’ve already tried the Mychelle Dermaceuticals Sun Shield that came in your summer Yuzen box, you might be wondering why it protected you so well and why it felt so good on your skin. Well, there’s a big difference between natural (or mineral-based) sunscreens and chemical-based formulas, and it’s not just what they’re made of, but how they work.
Chemical-based sunscreens actually cause a chemical reaction right on your skin, absorbing the sun’s harmful rays and then turning them into heat. This heat then dissipates from the skin into the air. Effective, true, but the ingredients are pretty harsh, and does anyone really want a chemical reaction occurring right on their skin?
Mineral-based sunscreens like Mychelle’s Sun Shield protect the skin just as successfully—or even more successfully—but they don’t use any harsh chemicals at all. They use nontoxic, ground-up minerals like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to reflect (instead of absorb) the sun’s rays, kind of like a mirror deflecting them away from you. Natural sunscreens like this also get to work right away—no waiting around, anxious to splash around in the cool water, while the nasty chemicals are being absorbed into your skin.
When you use Mychelle Sun Shield, you’re not only protecting your delicate skin from the sun’s damaging effects, but you’re also helping to protect our important coastal areas. A percentage of sales from all Mychelle sun-protection products goes to support the Surfrider Foundation, an organization whose mission is “To keep our beaches open to everyone, promote smart coastal development that avoids coastal impacts, protect ocean and coastal places before they are threatened, ensure the water is clean to surf and swim and the beaches are free of chemical pollutants and plastic litter.”
Mychelle’s full line of sun-protection products includes unscented or coconut sunscreen with SPF28; lightly tinted liquid SPF50 Sun Shield; clear Sun Shield spray in either SPF30 or SPF50; and Cooling Cucumber Spray, a multipurpose hydrator for after-sun exposure that cools, soothes, and speeds up the skin’s natural repair process. Find out more at www.mychelle.com.