It's important to protect your skin with sunscreen, but it's also important to avoid products that cause damage to coral reefs when you're having fun in the sun at the beach. When shopping for sunscreen, look at the ingredient list, and avoid products that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate. These two chemicals are thought to have damaging effects on coral reefs, essentially bleaching them and killing them outright. The good news is there are plenty of effective and less toxic sunscreens that don't contain these two ingredients in the marketplace.
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