Use reef-safe sunscreen and protect the ocean

Always protect your skin from the sun, but also remember to protect the ocean!

Most sunscreens contain chemicals like oxybenzone that can seep into the water, where they’re absorbed by corals. This can disrupt coral’s reproduction and growth cycles, ultimately leading to bleaching.

So what can you do to protect your skin AND the ocean?

Choose reef-safe sunscreen free of oxybenzon, look for the ingredients and the logo!

Skip the spray: aerosol versions of sunscreen can spray large amounts of the product onto the sand, where it gets washed into our oceans.

Wear hats, shirts, and other clothing incorporating UV protection to reduce the need for sunscreen.

Remember that coral reefs around the world are struggling and many are at risk in touristic destinations. So let’s enjoy the summer responsibly! 😎 Easy!

Author: easyecotips