by Jill Tomich
Ultimate Bootcamp Founder
Certified Health Coach and Mind Body Specialist
Outdoor workouts are finally here!
While the warm sunshine is a welcomed change, it also means we need to think about sun protection. But with controversy spreading over chemical compounds in sunscreen, which sunscreen is the safest for your outdoor workout?
According to the European Commission, half of the U.S. sunscreens that meet the FDA regulations would not make it
to store shelves in Europe, where, since 2006, sunscreen manufacturers have
voluntarily complied with stricter European Union standards.
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a U.S. based research and advocacy organization that, among other things, tests the safety of cleaning products, food and cosmetics, including sunscreens.
They recommend zinc oxide sunscreens are their first choice for sun protection.
You might remember zinc oxide as the goopy white sunscreen lifeguards use to protect their nose from sun damage.
Lucky for us there are now transparent zinc oxide sunscreens that are more fashionably fit to wear to an outdoor boot camp workout or while enjoying an outdoor patio lunch on Newbury Street.
You can find a complete list of EWG-approved sunscreens on their web site.
Here are three of my favorite zinc oxide sunscreens:
Do you have a favorite safe sunscreen to share? LMK!