Under The Sun: Get Natural Skin Protection With Organic Sunblock
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Under The Sun: Get Natural Skin Protection With Organic Sunblock

get natural skin protection from the sun with organic sunscreen

Are you using sunscreen when you go out of the house? Sunscreen must be applied in generous amounts to the parts of your body that will be exposed to the sun at least 15 minutes before sun exposure. Remember to reapply two hours later and as often as necessary if you are out under the sun for long periods of time.

Why all the hype about sunscreen? Exposure to the sun is a big contributor to dark spots, wrinkles, and premature aging, and of course, cancer. The question is, are you using the type of sunscreen that really protects you from the sun or one that does you more harm than good?

If you are using a chemically-formulated sunscreen, then you may be putting your skin and your life at risk. A chemically-formulated sunscreen has PABA, Benzophenone, and Triethanolamine as active ingredients. PABA is a mutagen and a carcinogen and has the ability to cause damage to the human cell DNA. Benzophenone, on the other hand, although known to absorb ultraviolet light, tends to break this down into free radicals which may cause skin aging and/or cancer. Triethanolamine, too, becomes a carcinogen when combined with nitrites.

Apparently, these are not the only chemicals that compose your regular sunscreen. SLS, DEA, parabens, propylene glycol, and alcohol are toxins that may also be present in sunblock lotions in abundant quantities.

Don’t all sunscreen products in the market have these ingredients? Would you rather go without sunscreen, then? It wouldn’t be wise, either. You should, instead, look for sunblock with 100% natural ingredients. When shopping for a sunscreen lotion, make sure to always check the label. A natural sunscreen product would contain natural ingredients, such as shea butter, cocoa butter, virgin coconut oil, almond oil, jasmine oil, zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, and natural extracts. Such a product guarantees 100% protection from the sun without compromising your health in the process.

Fortunately, organic sunblock is not that hard to find these days. With the increased awareness of the dangers of chemical-based products, there are now more stores than ever before selling their own versions of natural sunblock. Then again you should always exercise prudence because some of these products are not really 100% natural but are, in fact, mixed with other chemicals or synthetic ingredients.

You understand, of course, that putting on organic sunscreen is not the only way you can protect your skin. It is also advisable that you wear a wide-brimmed hat and wide sunglasses if you go out when the heat of the sun is at its peak.

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Great work. Thanks for sharing such useful advice.

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