The most natural way to get Vitamin D is by exposing your bare skin to sunlight (ultraviolet B rays) for around half the time it takes for your skin to turn pink and begin to burn. Too much exposure will do no good to your skin. Though, you can use sunscreens to block or minimize the impact of sunlight to your skin.
But knowing that some commercial sunscreens can be toxic, a lot of people are now shying away from using them. If you are sunscreen users, what should you be using this summer? If you belong to those who are no longer want to buy commercial sunscreens with endocrine disruptors and other nasty chemicals, I would suggest you may try a homemade sunscreen. It’s inexpensive and you’ll know beforehand what the ingredients are.
Though there are non-toxic sunscreen products on the market today such as the GO!screen Natural BrushOn Powder Sunscreen for Kids and Adults that provides high protection and helps prevent sunburn with its higher SPF or the Green Screen Organic Sunscreen SPF 22 Tinted – 8oz/230g – Vegan which have high UVB sunburn and high UVA protection that moisturizes and helps protect highly sensitive skin, it’s not necessary to buy them if you just want to make your own.
To help you out, I will share this Homemade Sunscreen Lotion Bar Recipe which I’ve found at HomemadeMommy. Lindsey, the author of this blog, shares that it is not at all difficult to make this recipe. For the ingredients, you need to source shea butter, beeswax, coconut oil, zinc oxide, vitamin E oil and essential oil such as lavender oils. You can source most of these ingredients at your local health food store or you can easily buy them from online stores such as Amazon on this page.
If you love doing DIY, I’m sure you’ll also love to learn how to make homemade sunscreen lotion. You can check out the simple tutorial of this recipe on the link below…