We now know that chemical sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate are really bad for the environment. These nano particles protect your skin from sunburn, but also cause coral bleaching.
With a reef-safe sunscreen, it still protects you against UVA and UVB rays but also protects the coral.
And remember: even if you don’t go into the sea, your daily face sunscreen can also make its way from shower to sewer to sea when you wash it off.
Check out five sunscreens that can be used on both the face and body.