* In partnership with Follain – because no one should have to compromise their health for beauty.
Last weekend on Cape Cod, it felt like Summer had finally arrived. The boys love the surf and we encourage them to spend as much time on the sand and in the water as possible, but just like their daddy, our fair skinned babes need serious sun protection.
Most sunscreens contain toxic chemicals, which is bad news for a family like mine who love swimming but also need to wear a lot of sunscreen.
Follain’s range of natural, safe and effective sun-care products is a godsend. We use Erbaviva baby sunscreen on Jules, but everyone else in the family loves it too. I have a hard time getting the boys to stand still long enough to rub sunscreen in so I love that Erbaviva goes on smooth and doesn’t leave the white residue that so many baby sunscreens do.
I just turned forty so protecting my skin is more important now than it’s ever been. I’m also hyper aware of the chemicals that are in skincare products. I don’t just need to worry about the boys’ skin. I now have to add a whole new routine to protect my own skin.
With three little boys, I don’t have the hours in the day to research what’s in the creams and lotions I’m using on them or me. That’s why I love Follain. They’ve research every last ingredient that goes into all of their products.
I had never thought about sun protection for my hair. As long as I can remember my hairdressers have told me how thick and healthy my hair was and I’ve never had to do anything to it my whole life. I have lost hair during each pregnancy and also from breastfeeding. My hairdresser told me recently that she could tell how old my boys were by looking at the layers in my hair. (Reduced to an analogy of an old tree!)
So now I’m learning about sun-care for hair. Follain’s hair care range includes PureServe Color Shield, which uses herbal infusions to lock in pigment and shine, and lock out the threats that oxidize color and attack hair vitality.
I’m trusting my summer to Follain. From Suntegrity‘s sunscreen, self tanner and SPF 30 lip color, to EiR’s Surf Mud line, to after-sun products like Farmaesthetics and Herbivore Botanicals after-sun body mists, I know my family is protected from the sun as well as toxic chemicals found in a lot of sun-care products.
For further reading on toxins in conventional sunscreen, read up here:
Also read this report by EWG: Skin Cancer on the Rise