I BURN! BURN! BURN!
Do you have a very fair body like mine? My ancestors were from Gaelic Ireland and I inherited the accursed fair skin from them. I say accursed as I have felt disadvantaged when I was younger in not being able to be out in the sun too long. That was until I came across a way of protecting my body with natural body creams and lotions.
After countless trials of UV products, I came to understand how damaging the so called everyday sunscreen products are to our bodies. They all are composed of various chemicals which, while protecting the skin from UV rays, the chemical is easily absorbed by the skin, thus tending to damage the body from the toxic buildup.
The Damaging Chemicals
The main culprit is a Chemical called Homosalate. It is used in most sunscreens.
Another chemical commonly found in sunscreens is Octyl Salicylate It absorbs UV light, protecting the skin, and because it’s made with a fatty alcohol, it also has an emollient property, making it more water resistant.
Oxybenzone is a penetration enhancer, which is a chemical that enables other chemicals to penetrate the skin.
Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane is a synthetic product which does protect the user for UV rays but there are detrimental effects. It causes skin rashes, allergic reactions and inflammation; B-MDM’s questionable stability in the sun means it may break down into chemicals that inhibit the skin’s natural defences against sunlight, leaving it more vulnerable to skin cancer and premature ageing.
These are just a few of the chemicals in sunscreen, and this has what inspired me to make you aware of the damaging effects of synthetic sunscreens as against Natural Body Creams and Lotions with natural essential oils, that do not damage the body. When I was applying these sunscreens when I was young, I always noticed how my skin seemed to be very dry. The absorption of the chemicals in the sunscreens indicates how damaging they were then.
Are there any Sunscreens sold that do not use these chemicals?
Yes, there are many Sunscreens derivative of minerals like Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide.
Too many major suppliers of synthetic products have never tested their products over prolonged periods of time and so have never proven them to be safe. I believe we are now suffering from the aftermath of this lack of thought for the public, and the deteriorating of our overall health. Drug companies and the like have shown they only concern themselves with making a profit for their company and shareholders, and are happy to supply drugs knowing that the only ultimatum is for the user to continue using them, and even having no alternative than to increase the doses just to be able to survive. They do not concern themselves that they have no Permanent cures, just Temporary alleviation’s.
What is the Solution?
Well, I believe we should seek to look to natural ways using Natural God-given herbs, flowers to find ways to live. Nature has a way of repaying for Goodness done, and it is time that we focus on Doing good not bad. Essential Oil based products using 20 to 50 SPF rated Raspberry Seed oils, or Wheat Germ oils (20 SPF) and even Pomegranate Oil (20 SPF) are the most effective and they have other properties.
They also help to rejuvenate the skin rather than damaging it when you use synthetic products. Absorbing the oils into our bodies is natural and is not harmful to our bodies.
Due to the Sun’s UV rays becoming stronger we need to be mindful of the damage caused if our skin is exposed. While we can cover up and prevent the rays from getting to our skin, this is not always practicable. For instance: Going swimming on the beach, working at a construction site, mowing the lawn. Yes, we should cover our bodies with clothes as it is not very polite to go out in public with no clothes.
Seriously though, our extremities; such as hands face ears and legs or toes need to be covered also. We don’t usually cover these unless we are in a cold area, and this is then where the sun’s rays will not worry us. But when it is hot and sunny we need to cover our extremities as well as our skin. The obviously easy and more comfortable way is by applying sunscreen to our skin. So it is always better to use sunscreen on our skin. So we should just be mindful of the detrimental effects of the synthetic sunscreens and opt for more natural sunscreens that won’t damage our bodies.