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Protect yourself and the Environment

The days are longer, meaning more time to enjoy the many outdoor treasures Montana offers. From hiking to kayaking, Montana has a plethora of fun-in-the-sun activities for everyone to enjoy. And what better way to enjoy it than by protecting yourself from the sun and protecting the environment in the process?

The FDA recommends that even on cloudy days, you wear sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher and go for sunscreen with "broad-spectrum" labels. Broad-spectrum sunscreen is a type of sunscreen that has been shown to reduce the risk of skin cancer by protecting against ultraviolet radiation by absorbing or reflecting it. 

While sunscreen is beneficial for our skin, it can also be very harmful to the environment. Studies have shown that certain sunscreen ingredients can harm our waterways and oceans when they wash off our skin during swimming. In fact, Hawaii has banned certain sunscreens because some of them have been linked to the destruction of local coral reefs.

However, there is a way to protect your skin and our local rivers and lakes! Look for sunscreens whose main ingredient is Zinc, like Badger's Mineral Sunscreen Cream. Not only is their sunscreen broad spectrum and water resistant, but it is also reef-friendly certified. Their sunscreens are also unscented and hypoallergenic, making them the sunscreen for anyone and everyone. Check out Badger's products at our West Main location today!

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