I live on a sustainable family farm and work for a humanitarian aid organization. My goal is to have a simple beautiful life. The Quaker acronym SPICE (simplicity, peace, integrity, community, and equality) guides my life.
It's starting to look like summer around here, what with temperatures in the 80s (although we're still having some crazy lows, as well). That means sunburns and other sun-caused skin damage might be just around the corner. According to the Environmental Working Group, not all sunscreens are created equal nor are they all safe. Their website has several articles about sunscreen, including Nine Surprising Facts about Sunscreen, Nanoparticles in Sunscreen, and What's Wrong with High SPF. 184 beach and sport sunscreens met with the Group's approval (I had no idea there were that many out there!). Go here to read the very detailed and scientific (i.e., over my head) methodology that goes into their evaluations. The main sunscreen page has links to other articles and reviews of other products that claim SPF protection. Enjoy the sun - but do it safely!