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Today I thought I would let you guys know that you can now follow my blog, Endlessly Blossoming through the site Bloglovin'. There is a follow button you can click on the sidebar. This will keep you up to date with all new posts from Endlessly Blossoming.

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Bloglovin' is a great site for blog lovers. It can introduce you to so many blogs, which I personally love. I love finding new blogs that catch my interest. Blogs are such a great way to record ideas and passions. It is so interesting to see life through someone else's eyes and point of view and I feel like blogs do just that.

Just to let you guys know Bloglovin' has a phone app so you can discover and catch up on your favorite blogs anywhere you are right on your phone.

Have a wonderful day!

The Basics of Sunscreen

The sun, it seems like such a harmless ray of sunshine. However, the sun exudes ultraviolet rays (UV) which is beneficial yet harmful. Not saying that one should stay clear of the sun at all times. It is actually quite good to get out and get some fresh air and sun. Nonetheless, it is when we are outside for too long that the sun's rays can start to take its effects.

Harmful Effects of the Sun's UV Rays:

  • Ages skin
  • Causes skin cancer
  • Causes sunburn
  • Damages immune system 
  • Damages eyes
  • Damages the DNA of skin cells

Main types of UV rays:

  •  UVA 
This type of ray is the most damaging ray to our skin, such as wrinkles. This is the ray that aids in aging.

  • UVB
This type of ray is the main ray that causes sunburns. This is also the ray to cause most skin cancers.

Now when choosing a sunscreen, pick a sunscreen that is broad-spectrum. This means that it will protect against most of the UV spectrum (UVA and UVB).

Myth or Fact?

  • If it is cloudy I do not need to use sunscreen.

This is a myth. Even if the sky is filled with clouds, this does not mean that the sun's rays do not peek through.

It is a fact that some types of clouds reflect UV and increases UV exposure. The important thing to remember is that even on cloudy days UV rays can get through.

Chemical Sunscreen

How does it work?

Chemical sunscreens work by absorbing the sun's rays like a sponge then changing the UV rays into heat and then releasing that heat from the skin.

What does it contain?

Chemical sunscreens contain organic compounds such as oxybenzone, octinoxate, octisalate, etc.

Physical Sunscreen

How does it work?

Physical sunscreens work by sitting on top of the skin to deflect and scatter damaging UV rays away from the skin.

What does it contain?

Physical sunscreens contain active mineral ingredients such as titanium dioxide or zinc oxide.

Chemical Sunscreen vs. Physical Sunscreen

There is a huge debate on which one protects better. Both chemical and physical do a great job at defending your skin against UV rays. It comes down to which one works better on your skin.

Frequently Asked Question

  • Sunscreen needs to be reapplied throughout the day, what about days I have a full face of makeup on. How do I reapply sunscreen to my glammed up face without ruining my makeup?

First of all, no need to worry. There are powders that contain SPF. So you can retouch your makeup and reapply sunscreen with one multitasking product. There are also now sunscreen face mists. So reapply sunscreen to your beautiful faces with one of these two genius products.

Thank you so much for reading this post! I hope you gained some new valuable information. I know it is said often, but do not forget to wear sunscreen.

I hope you have a wonderful day :)

Links I recommend if you want to learn more:

What is UV radiation
Positive and Negative Effects of UV
Chemical vs. Physical Sunscreen

*Disclaimer: I am not a professional skin expert. I have gathered all this information through research. 

The Rise of a Health Revolution

Why is it that all of a sudden so many people are going towards the natural path of food? Eating clean, natural, and organic products are all the rage right now. People are becoming more aware of all the junk that is in our food. Some industry experts even say that vegetarianism and veganism are now mainstream and trending. I think that it is important for us, the consumers, to be aware and informed of what actually is in the foods we put into our bodies. We only have one body so we must do everything to in our power to give it the utmost care and fill our bodies up with all the good and nutritious food we can. One thing I do not like are the young kids declaring themselves as a vegetarian or vegan just because they see a celebrity do it or they see a group of people doing it. I really hope that people do their research and inform themselves beforehand. I really do not like how some people just blindly follow along and declare themselves a vegetarian or vegan because they see someone else doing it or because they see that it is trending. Do not be a follower. If you want to go down the natural health revolution and become a vegetarian or vegan, do it because you want to be leader of that lifestyle.

I do think it is great that people are becoming more aware of the stuff that is in our foods. One book I recommend if you want to learn more about the foods you put into your body is called Eating Dangerously by Michael Booth and Jennifer Brown. If you end up reading the book, let me know your thoughts and opinions of it in the comment section.