Exposing your body to the sun’s UVA and UVB rays for long periods in the middle of the day can lead to various health complications. In fact, too much direct sunlight throughout the day may cause eye damage, skin damage, a weaker immune system, and even skin cancer.
Therefore, it’s crucial to take certain precautions that will protect your skin from damaging sun rays. However, you should keep away from commercial sunscreens as they can contain chemicals that may increase the chances of skin damage and even cause skin cancer.
In order to protect yourself from this potential danger, it’s best to prepare your own sunscreen at home. The one we suggest uses the natural SPF in zinc oxide that will protect against 93% of the sun rays. In addition, it will moisturize and protect your skin without exposing it to dangerous chemicals and toxins.
Zinc oxide is a treasure in the cosmetic that boasts a plethora of health benefits. When it comes to skin health, Zinc successfully enhances the “building block” for enzyme creation, protein synthesis, and metabolic processes.
Here’s how to make coconut oil sunscreen that protects your skin from both UVA and UVB rays:
- 2 tablespoon non-nano zinc oxide
- 1 tablespoon beeswax
- 1/4 cup shea butter
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 10 drops essential oil (lavender or vanilla)
Melt your coconut oil, beeswax, and shea butter together using a double boiler. Now, stir to get a homogeneous mixture, and add the zinc oxide and the essential oil. Just, keep in mind that you should cover the nose and mouth in order to avoid inhaling zinc oxide.
Pour the mixture into a small jar and store it in a dry cool spot, lotion will thicken as it cools. Use like you would use any commercial sunscreen and enjoy your day.
Here are the main health benefits of coconut oil sunscreen:
- Prevents inflammation, allergies, and burns on the skin
- The coconut oil sunscreen hydrates the skin, promotes cell regeneration, fights inflammation, and protects against cancer
- Extremely suitable for sensitive skin
- Provides better protection than commercial sunscreens