It’s summer time and the sun is shining. People go to the beach to enjoy the ocean and the sun. But what do they put on their skin? Tons of chemical sunscreens that actually causes skin cancer instead of protecting it.
We have been indoctrinated since the -60ies that the sun is bad for us! But nothing could be further from the truth. In the beginning of the 1900s the sun was a cure for 165 different illnesses.
So what changed? I would say BIG BUSINESS.
We think “they” want to protect us, but they are in it for the money.
So what happens when you lather yourself with these chemical creams?
First of all you have to know the difference between UVA and UVB rays.
UVA is responsible for damaging our skin on a deep level of our skin. It is also responsible for damaging our collagen in the skin. But it’s the UVA that gives us the suntan, not the UVB.
When we use sunscreens that take away the UVB rays, it also takes away the redness of the skin, which is the body’s signal that we should not have more sun that day.
Without sunscreens you would never get too much UVA since the skin starts to itch and get red when it had enough…
On top of that the sunscreens that block UVB also block the body’s ability to form vitamin-D. One of the reasons we should be in the sun is to accumulate vitamin-D, not get rid of it. Vitamin-D is one of the most important hormones (yes, it’s a hormone) that protect us from cancer! Not the other way around.
Now I’m going to make a statement that goes against everything you’ve learnt…
Stay in the sun at noontime! Between 11 am - 02 pm. At that time we are exposed to more UVB than at any other time of the day… It doesn’t mean that there isn’t any UVA at that time, it is. But the UVB peaks at that time. This is the time you get most of the vitamin-D.
Don’t shower immediately after exposing yourself to the sun. Wait for a couple of hours. It takes the body 48 hours to absorb the vitamin-D fully.
Food for thought
Did you know that Hawaii has forbidden people to wear sunscreens on the beaches and in the ocean? It destroys the coral reefs and pollutes the sea… NEVER put anything on your body that you cannot eat!!
My recommendations to you
Stay between 20-30 minutes a day in the sun without sunscreens!
Stay in the sun according to your skin type. Build the suntan little by little.
Eat fresh fruits, vegetables and drink water while being in the sun!
Don’t drink alcohol, wines or sodas in the sun. The chemicals in them are reacting with the sun when you are sweating.
Use natural skin protection like coconut oil, Shea butter or Aloe Vera.
Put on a hat to protect your face, a shirt or trousers if needed. Cotton clothing provides around 15 SPF.
Do your own natural sunscreen
Coconut Oil Sunscreen
1 Cup of Coconut Oil
1 Cup of Shea Butter
1/2 Cup of Sesame Oil
4 Teaspoons of Raspberry Seed Oil
8 Tablespoons of Zinc Oxide Powder
2 Teaspoons of Carrot Seed Essential Oil
8 Tablespoons of Beeswax Granules (Not Block)
Add your wax, coconut oil, sesame oil, and Shea butter together into a double boiler. Allow all of this mixture to melt and stir as you see fit. Once this is melted properly remove it from the heat and allow it to cool to about room temperature. Slowly mix in the zinc once this mixture is at the temperature it needs to be.
From here you will need to put the bowl in the fridge and allow it to set for about thirty minutes until it is ready for you to whip. You should be able to tell from the softness. Using a mixer begin to whip the sunscreen while adding in the last oils that have not been used yet. Eventually, this will start looking like frosting and from here you merely place it in a jar and you’re done. Yes, it is that simple.
To your health!
Sources: Andreas Moritz, Dr. Mercola, EWG = Environmental Working Group