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'tis the Season for Pumpkin Spice (and Skin Protection)

While we are totally here for the fact fall is here -- the days are beginning to shorten and pumpkin spice everything is starting to follow our every move -- the reality is, most climates are still warm, the sun is still out during most of the day, and society (especially modern moms) tend to spend way too much time staring at screens, which means you're being exposed to UVA + UVB rays whether you work inside or outside (or are a PSL lover or not).
 
I recently spent a week in Kauai for a friend's wedding, and it was 90 degrees the entire time as a high, and in the high-70s as a low; summer sunshine was definitely still in effect in the pacific, and proper sun protection was KEY on my Hawaiian vacay...
 

The Body's Largest Organ

Not all organs are found inside the human body...Did you know that our skin is our largest organ?? 
 
According to National Geographic, adults carry around 8 pounds (3.6 kilograms) + 22 square feet (2 square meters) of skin alone (National Geographic, 2019). 
 
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Whether I was wading in the turquoise water, reading a book beachside, or enjoying a relaxing pool day when I was in Hawaii, I didn't go anywhere without my Lady Face Tinted Mineral Sunscreen Stick with SPF 40. And, I have THE most sensitive, breakout-prone skin in the entire world; I despise using face sunscreens because I always have zits pop up everywhere the next day (especially if I'm wearing a hat!), but this is literally the first face sunscreen that didn't make me breakout. (and although I was given complimentary product of Lady Face, the facts remain true!) Because I loved it so much, I want to give you a chance to win one (and a few of my other favorite things, too!) Enter here.
 
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Sun Damage + Blue Light Emissions

Even if you're not beachside in Hawaii for a week, and no matter what season it happens to be, daily sunscreen should be a routine you keep with you all year round to help prevent skin cancer, blue light damage, premature aging, sun-damage, melasma, and more. 
 
Lady Face Tinted Mineral Sunscreen with SPF 40 by Earth Mama, is one of my fave products when it comes to my daily -- or vacay -- sunscreen routine. This little gem of a product not only helps protect you from exposure from the sun, it also helps protects from damage from blue light emissions (and while the strength of radiation from screens is much less than that of the sun, the average American spends more than 11 hours a day exposed to blue lights from screens, which is a LOT).
 
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More on Blue Light Emissions

Did you know that there’s mounting evidence that blue light can contribute to photo-aging skin?? You can read all the deets here, but here's a quick summary...
 
• May cause visible skin change in darker skin tones, including redness and pigmentation
• Exposure to blue light might stimulate the production of free radicals in skin — aka, premature aging
• Can also trigger melasma, a condition resulting in hyperpigmented macules on the face
 
"Although it is environmentally friendly, blue light can affect your sleep and potentially cause disease" says Harvard Heath. Blue wavelengths "are beneficial during daylight hours because they boost attention, reaction times, and mood—seem to be the most disruptive at night. And the proliferation of electronics with screens, as well as energy-efficient lighting, is increasing our exposure to blue wavelengths, especially after sundown." (Harvard Health, 2019).
 
Blue light can also suppress the secretion of melatonin, leading to a poor night's sleep (Harvard Health, 2019) and potentially damage our skin and eyes. While blue light glasses may help protect our eyes, Lady Face can help protect our skin from blue light emissions thanks to its powerful ingredients. 
 

The Good News

Physical barriers with non-nano zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, block visible light transmission (Earth Mama, 2019). Adding a visible light absorber such as iron oxide to mineral sunscreens substantially lowers blue light transmittance. But here’s the best part: the addition of pigments to physical sunscreens greatly enhances photoprotection (Earth Mama, 2019)

Here’s what all this science-y speak means: tinted, non-nano mineral sunscreen will help protect your skin against that ever-present blue light. Like, you know, Lady Face™. It’s the tint — which we achieve by simply combining iron oxide with non-nano zinc oxide — that’s key (Earth Mama, 2019).

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The Peanut Gallery

My boyfriend even loved Lady Face....seriously.
 
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More Details on Lady Face

  • The Earth Mama Organics Lady Face Mineral Face Stick (Broad Spectrum SPF 40) glides on smooth for sheer, blendable coverage with powerful everyday sun protection — and with NO concerning chemical sunscreens or artificial fragrances; plus, she's certified organic!
  • The non-greasy, rayscattering non-nano zinc formula contains luxurious, skin-loving ingredients like organic shea butter , coconut oil, and cocoa butter to help keep your skin feeling nourished and moisturized, while a semi-matte finish evens out skin tone and serves up a fresh glow with no white residue.
  • Certified to the NSF/ANSI 305 Organic Standard, it’s not only safe for pregnant and breastfeeding mamas, it’s safe for the entire family — which means it’s safe for oceans, reefs and swimming pools.
  • In addition to being a sunscreen, she's also a 3-in-1 moisturizing primer, spot concealer and buildable, blendable foundation— so it perfects AND protects (and is non-greasy, non-waxy and glides on smooth).
  • Dermatologist tested and clinically tested for irritation
  • Broad spectrum SPF 40 UVA/UVB protection & water-resistant (40 mins).

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Lady Face™ Tinted Mineral Sunscreen is our all-season go to, whether it's the middle of summer or ski season, and whether we're on an outdoors adventure, working from the computer, or scrolling through Instagram. Plus, it's picky-face-sunscreen approved by me (and my bf who was obsessed with the medium/dark toned Lady Face -- it really did give him a nice complexion, too). We avoided sunburns the entire time in Hawaii thanks to Earth Mama Lady Face Mineral Sunscreen Sticks!
 
 

GIVEAWAY

Enter our giveaway here to be entered in your chance to WIN BIG!*
  • Earth Mama Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 40
  • Earth Mama Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 25
  • BOB Gear Stroller Strides Jogging Stroller
  • Free Month of FIT4MOM Classes Nationwide
  • Hydroflask 18oz Wide-Mouth Water Bottle
  • $10 Starbucks gift card

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* To enter this giveaway, you must have a U.S. shipping address and be 18 years of age or older. 

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This post was sponsored by Earth Mama + may contain affiliate links. We take great pride in only sharing products we've personally tried and stand behind.

 

Shelley Hopper

Mama to a cub just trying to bloom with grace. Wanderlusting where the air is salty and life is sweet. FIT4MOM Digital Media Manager and Editor. Food stylist + blogger at @saltysweetseasons. Chips and salsa obsessed, golden retriever lover, and single mama to sweet babe, Tanner Kai, who's my whole wide world.

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