Being fully protected when you expose yourself to the direct sunlight is a must, as it will greatly prevent damage to the skin and protect it from the damaging sun rays.
The regular application of sunscreens will help you prevent sunburn, skin cancer, and premature aging.
However, while commercial sunscreens can be high in dangerous chemicals and toxins, we suggest the following highly effective natural, toxin-free, water-resistant one which protects and moisturizes the skin.
There are numerous benefits of the use of natural sunscreens, including:
-- Prevention of inflammation, allergies, and burns on the skin
-- Prevention of the numerous side-effects of chemicals and parabens
-- They hydrate the skin and promote cell regeneration, fight inflammation, and protect against cancer
-- They are suitable for sensitive skin
-- They provide even better protection than even nontoxic ingredients found in chemical sunscreens
Here is how to make this amazing homemade sunscreen and be protected all summer long!
Homemade Water-Resistant Sunscreen
- 1/4 cup shea butter
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon beeswax
- 2 tablespoon non-nano zinc oxide
- 10 drops essential oil (do not use citrus oils)
Melt the coconut oil, beeswax, and shea butter in a double boiler. Stir to get a homogeneous mixture, and add the zinc oxide and essential oils.
Pour the mixture into a smaller jar, store it in a cool, dry place for at least a couple of hours to thicken, and use it whenever needed!
While preparing the sunscreen, cover the mouth and nose in order not to inhale the zinc oxide, and avoid citrus essential oils as they might create a phototoxic reaction on the skin that mimics sunburns.
The waxy nature of beeswax will make the combination extra water-resistant. Moreover, the numerous benefits of zinc oxide also involve powerful natural sunscreen properties.
Yet, note that you should always choose uncoated, non-nano zinc oxide. It should make up about 20% of the mixture, and in the case of a fair skin, add an additional tablespoon to increase the protection factor.
The mixture will protect against 93% of the sun rays, as it yields an SPF of around 20. Yet, make sure you reapply it on every hour.
Now, you can freely enjoy the sun!