Sunscreens effectively protect against UVB (ultraviolet rays) light from the sun, which is the main cause of sunburn, and are classified into their level of sun protection factor or SPF (sun protection factor):
SPF 15 – Blocks 93% of UVB radiation
SPF 30 – Blocks up to 97% of UVB radiation
SPF 50 – Blocks up to 98% of UVB radiation
If you have to stay under the sun for an extended period, make sure to wear cotton clothing. It provides up to 15% of SPF 15.
Leading Sunscreen brands in the stores are loaded with synthetic chemicals, which can get into your bloodstream and can cause un-imaginable side effects, including hormone disruption.
Best if you opt for natural and safe alternatives that will not only protect against sunburn but will nourish your skin as well, such as Sunflower oil, Coconut oil, jojoba oil, Shea butter, and Eucalyptus oil.
Stay away from chemically-laden sunscreens with these potentially toxic chemicals ingredients
- Octyl methoxycinnamate (OCM)
- Menthyl anthranilate
- Mexoryl SX
- Sulisobenzone (Benzophenone-4)
You can do your sunscreen body cream at home following these simple steps
- 1/8 cup beeswax granules
- 1/4 cup shea butter
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 2 tablespoon zinc oxide powder
- 1 teaspoon carrot or raspberry oil
- 1 teaspoon vit E oil
- Add beeswax, Shea butter and coconut oil in a makeshift double boiler.
- Allow to melt and add the zinc oxide, whisk with a hand mixer to avoid lumps.
- Add the other oils when almost cool and whisk till it’s fluffy.
- Pour it into an airtight container and allow it to set.
Your sunscreen with spf25+ is ready for use See? No excuse for those sunburn scars anymore.
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