It can be quite the task to find a sunscreen that performs well! Through the years I have made the transition into non-toxic beauty products and sunscreen has been one of the most challenging for me. Reason being, it’s really hard to find a non-toxic sunscreen that doesn’t make you pasty white or leave a chalky residue on the skin.
Now that we are a few weeks into summer you will find yourself heading outside a lot more. Protecting your skin during the warmer months is a must but you still want some natural Vitamin D from the sun. Some people dread the sunscreen application because they find that it makes them itchy and/or they still burn while using it. Therefore, it is very important that you take some time to take a look at the ingredients in your sunscreen because it is going to be a big indicator as to why you are reacting to it. Our skin is the largest organ on our body and it will absorb these harmful chemicals from sunscreen into our organs. Therefore, when you know better you do better!
In the United States, cosmetic ingredients have not been regulated since 1938 – that is over 80 years! There should be more transparency in the beauty industry and unfortunately there is not. So, it is upto you to take a deeper dive into the products you’re using everyday and especially during this time of the year sunscreen is one product you should know more about. To clarify, there are two different types of sunscree:
The ingredients I like to avoid in sunscreen are oxybenzone, ocitnoxate, avobenzone, retinyl palmitate, and fragrance.
This year I narrowed it down to three sunscreen products that I am loving! So lets get into it:
DIY SUNSCREEN INGREDIENTS:
The oils and the zinc oxide should be organic and good quality. Combine the coconut oil, avocado oil and shea butter in a glass pyrex bowl and apply it to the double boiler so that they can melt down. Once melted, remove it from the heat and allow it to cool down for a few hours. After it has cooled off then add 2 tablespoons of the zinc oxide and Doterra’s essential oils to it. Blend thoroughly with a silicone spatula. Place in a glass jar and store in the fridge so that it can solidify. You will get an spf of 25-30. Easy peezy!!
So tell me, which sunscreen are you using this summer?
In Good Health,