Saturday, July 27, 2013
Natural sun screen..
Today we're going to talk about the sun and how to protect your skin, well I don't use sunscreen it is just too heavy and chemically for my skin and I always get blocked pores and spots. So I haven't used it in a long time and i haven't used it on the kids either, what I do use on our skin is pure virgin raw organic coconut oil and it works great.. I will have a link for a home made sun screen below that I will try my self soon ,
So far we haven't got sun burned and vitamin D is very important to our body so why block it out , try sitting in shady areas instead of the burning sun if your going to be out at the beach for a long time and wear a hat. I keep kids in there swimming tees and baseball hats.
This is the link for home made sun screen , you could get the oils and butters from your health store and the zinc oxide from the pharmacy . If you have a regular one that you go to you could tell them to bring it for you, that is what I do with other stuff that I need to.
According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) approximately 75% of commercial sunscreens contain toxic chemicals that are linked to cancer and disrupt hormones.
Store bought sunscreens typically contain:
– Retinyl palmitate, a known skin cancer hazard.
– Oxybenzone, which disrupts hormones leading to cell damage and cancer. Those and other chemicals rubbed on your skin are readily absorbed into your bloodstream and can be just as
unhealthy and toxic as an oral dose.
The Sun Protection Factor (SPF) Hoax
An excerpt from a 2012 CNN article about sunscreens:
– Zinc and titanium nanoparticles are in colorless sun screen lotions.
Those and other chemicals rubbed on your skin are readily absorbed into your bloodstream and can be just as unhealthy and toxic as an oral dose.
Now coconut oil on its own is goo too.
Bruce Fife, ND, author of Coconut Cures: Preventing and Treating Common Health Problems with Coconut Oil, explains that coconut oil applied on the skin protects against sunburn and cancer. Unlike sunscreen, unprocessed coconut oil doesn’t completely block the UVB rays that are necessary for vitamin D synthesis. It protects the skin and underlying tissues from damage excessive exposure can cause. Instead of burning or turning red, it produces a light tan, depending on the length of time you spend in the sun.
Fife asserts that “Consuming coconut oil also strengthens the skin and makes it more resilient and less prone to sunburn.” He warns against using hydrolyzed or processed oil. Just make sure the coconut oil is pure and not processed.