Biodegradable sunscreen: Coral Protection
In this article, we give some recommendations on what to consider when buying biodegradable sunscreen for your Mexican vacation. If you would like to buy biodegradable sunscreen, further down we have listet harmless sunscreens for Mexico.
Private Cozumel Jeep Tour$110.00 (from)
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Biodegradable sunscreen – What is that?
Biodegradable sunscreen: Environmentally friendly sun protection
For these reasons, sunscreen has been banned in some areas of Mexico to protect the corals from further damage. It is not always clear which sunscreen is 100% environmentally friendly – the ingredients are too diverse for that. For example, in the freshwater cenotes of the Yucatan Peninsula, strict attention is paid to water quality. Some of this water is still used as drinking water. Cozumel also takes great care to protect its coral reefs. Here you have to go without sun protection or put on a shirt to protect your skin (which offers the best protection from the strong sun anyway).
Biodegradable sun protection for Mexico – How do you recognize it?
Biodegradable sun protection is not so easy to identify.
However, the logos are often designed by the companies themselves. Unfortunately, these marketing phrases cannot be trusted. Because the list of ingredients all too often contains chemical elements. In conventional drugstores, there are some sun protections that use fewer pollutants than others. However, these creams do not guarantee comprehensive protection for the underwater world.
Which ingredients in sunscreens are harmful to the environment?
Environmental friendly sun protection for healthy coral reefs
For your safety in the sun and happy fish.
How to enjoy the sun without harming the environment
Environmental friendly sun protection: El Sombrero
A wide-brimmed hat brings shadows to the face and thus protects the particularly sensitive skin on the face from the aggressive sun rays. That is why the sombreros, sun hats with a very wide brim, are so popular in Mexico. They do not only offer excellent sun protection, they are also a wonderful souvenir from Mexico.
Tour guides, diving instructors, snorkeling guides – they all do not use sunscreen but UV clothing. Rash guards and wetsuits are the best way to protect your skin from the sun. And whenever you can – seek out for shadows.
- Applying sunscreen is prohibited in many Mexican national parks
- Biodegradable sun protection does not contain any chemical substances that damage the underwater world
- The best sun protection in the water is sun protective clothing
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Hello, my name is Birgit and I write about interesting topics around vacations in Mexico and traveling on the Yucatan peninsula. I would love to hear from you and I am always happy to receive ideas and recommendations for new articles.
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