The sun can cause a lot of damage to more than just our skin. It is important to always have some form of sun protection. But what happens when the protection does more harm than good? Keep reading to learn how to incorporate natural sun protection into your daily routine.
Be on the lookout!
We all know the devastating effects the sun can have on our skin. With the increase in research and information regarding skin cancers the demand for sunscreen has dramatically increased. However, be careful what you reach for! There are tons of toxic chemicals and compounds in numerous sunscreens. Some of the harmful side effects from these compounds are: hormonal disruptions, cell damage, growth promotion of cancerous cells, increased risk of breast cancer, and increase of skin tumors and lesions. Isn’t there a natural alternative?
Knowledge is Power
Of course there is! Research has shown that consuming certain foods can increase our bodies natural ability to protect itself against the sun. Foods that have been shown to protect from within are: citrus fruit (internal not externally), carrots, strawberries, green tea, pomegranates, almonds, red grapes, leafy greens, tomatoes, watermelon, turmeric, and flaxseed. Please keep in mind that we all metabolise things at different rates. This makes it important to utilize multiple forms of natural sun protection.
A great way to do just that is by wearing protective gear such as a hat and sunglasses. One of the most effective ways to prevent sun damage and keep it natural is to make your own sunscreen. Some of our favorite all natural sun protection carriers are: red raspberry seed oil (SPF 25-50) and carrot seed oil (SPF 35-40). There are tons of recipes out there. Whichever route you choose to take just make sure to protect yourself from the sun and any unwanted toxins. What’s in your current sunscreen?
Make It Yourself!
Are you looking for a great all natural sunblock you can make in the comfort of your own home? Well get ready to try one of my new favorites!
All Natural Sunscreen
- ¼ Cup Avocado Oil
- 1 tsp Raspberry Seed Oil
- ¼ Cup Shea Butter
- 2 Tbsp Zinc Oxide
- 4 Tbsp Beeswax
Melt the butter and wax using a double boiler. Add oil to the melted mixture off heat. Transfer mixture into clean glass or metal container and allow to cool completely. Apply to skin prior to sunlight exposure and repeat every hour.
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