Back in the good ol’ ‘70s and ‘80s, when child restraints in cars were optional, my sister and I spent a lot of time “laying out.” We’d break out the polka-dot quilt, turn up the boom box, and positively slather our bodies from head to toe with Johnson’s Baby Oil, because back then, literally baking petrochemicals into your skin was deemed perfectly safe.
Well. Time, she do fly, and with her, our blissful, willful ignorance. Is there a single soul out there who doesn’t know that the sun’s powerful cosmic space rays do catastrophic damage to human DNA?
We all know the importance of sun protection, and it’s also pretty well known that chemical sunscreens have less-than-desirable ingredients. So I decided to give natural mineral sunscreen with zinc oxide a try to see how it works.