"Sunburn is harmful. But sunscreen isn’t the only way to avoid it"
This sounds counter intuitive right? I Am one of those crazy paranoid people that avoid medicine, sunblock and certain other things that are supposed to help us. Although I am not saying YOU should avoid sunblock, I'm saying you should take a closer look into the ingredients of the sunblocks you are using.Many sunscreens contain toxic ingredients or endocrine disrupting chemicals that in many cases can actually promote skin cancer growth and free radical production in the body.
In fact, in the years since sunscreen use began, skin cancer rates have actually risen, and a 2007 document from the FDA stated that: “The FDA is not aware of data demonstrating that sunscreen use alone helps prevent skin cancer” In fact, many reports show that most sunscreens actually raise skin cancer risk.
Many sunscreens also contain Oxybenzone, a known hormone disruptor that is not recommended for use on children.
Think about this:
Vitamin D= necessary for correct hormone formation. Sunscreen ingredients like Oxybenzone= endocrine disruptors that inhibit correct hormone formation. Starting to see the reason some sunscreens may do more harm than good?
As a DIY queen, I do have my own sunscreens that I make however it is hard and expensive to get these batches tested for SPF contents which is why I haven't bottled it up for you guys to try but below I will link some trustworthy creams for you guys as well as a simple recipe for you to try yourself!
The ways around it
Some of my favorite sunscreens
Badger brand sunscreens are awesome and smell great! I highly recommend these when someone asks for recommendations.
An easy DIY
It is important to be responsible with sun exposure, but many sunscreens offer a false security of sun protection and may do more harm than good.
The safest option is covering up and supporting skin health internally and externally. Mineral sunscreens (without nano particles or sunscreen chemicals) are also a good option, but for the most part, spray and chemical sunscreens should be avoided.
As always, this is not personal medical advice and we recommend that you talk with your doctor.