Hello lovelies and welcome to another post. I Hope this post help you find other alternatives for sunscreen this summer.Sunscreens made from synthetic ingredients create a false sense of security by disabling our skin’s early-warning system- the sunburn- which keeps us from indulging in too much sun too fast.Most sunscreens block only UVB rays, the rays that cause sunburn, but not UVA rays. If overexposure to the sun, over the long run, people wearing synthetic sunscreens unknowingly overexpose their skin to UV radiation and end up a sunburn. Sunscreens prevent skin from receiving any of the benefits of engaging with the sun’s rays.Sun Protection Factor (SPF) is a measurement of the time that it takes the skin to turn red when exposed to ultraviolet energy and refers only to UVB protection, does not apply to UVA protection. A sunscreens’ SPF number identifies the exposure time required to produce a minimal redness or minimal erythema dose (MED) on unprotected skin. For example SPF 15- means that the sunscreen offers 15 times greater protection against redness from exposure to UVB ray than if no sunscreen were applied. MED response varier by the individual, therefore the value time varies accordingly.Thus the higher the SPF value, the higher the UVA protection will need to be. A sunscreen labeled Broad Spectrum SPF 30 will be offering greater UVA protection than a sunscreen one that is labeled SPF 15.Sunscreen is referred to as specific chemicals or compounds designed to protect the skin from harmful ultraviolet UV rays. Sunscreens can absorb, reflect, and or scatter UV radiation, shielding skin from the sun’s damaging effects.fullsizeoutput_2e98While UV light is responsible for tanning and UVB causes sunburn, Both UVA and UVB are said to damage the skin and increase the risk of skin cancer ( No studies have proven this as a fact).UVA ( light wavelengths ranging between 410 and 320 nm) light has the lowest energy potential but penetrates deeply into the skin, interacting with more skin structure. The excessive dose could lead to damaging collagen and elastin through the production of secondary chemicals that digest the elastin and collagen, leading to wrinkles.UVB ( light composed of wavelengths ranging between 320 and 280nm). It is called the burning or erythemal region because it can penetrate through the stratum corneum and epidermis, causing skin redness and sunburn. Directly absorbed by DNA molecules, it is a complete carcinogen in the skin and, in conjunction with certain chemical agents, can act both a tumor initiator and promoter.UVC ( light composed of wavelengths ranging between 280 and 200nm) UVC has the lowest wavelength and the brightest energy since wavelength and energy are inversely related. Almost all of the light in this range is filtered out by Earth’s atmosphere. SUNSCREENS FACTS

  • no proof of sunscreen preventing BCC
  • Increase estrogenic activity
  • Chemicals stored in fat tissue
  • Generate free radicals
  • Increase cellular damage
  • 2007 study at U of C concluded a significant correlation between sunscreen use and skin cancer
  • No evidence sunscreen prevents melanoma
  • Blocks production of vitamin D
  • Toxins inhibit skin’s respiration cycle
  • Disables skin’s warning system

  BOTANICAL OILS AS SUNSCREENBotanical oil preserves the juiciness of our sun exposure.  Plants, too, just like  Humans require wise interaction with the sun. Plant alchemize sunlight to create a verdant growth. Plant oils do offer a range of protection that can gracefully extend our time in the sun.Plant oils of cold pressed extra virgin/virgin coconut, jojoba, olive and seabuckthorn applied to the skin provide a measure of sun protection. The raspberry seed oil also has potential use as a broad-range sun protectant, it also absorbed both UVB and UVC rays while scattering UVA; it may provide a botanical equivalent of SPF- 25.Essential oils are especially adept at harmonizing the sun’s rays with our skin and further enhance harmonizing our skin with solar rays when added to the lipid oils listed above. Rich in antioxidant and cell regenerative activity, they nourish and heal the skin.Oils for sunburn: Aloe or jojoba mixed with a few drops of peppermint, lavender, and seabuckthorn offers soothing relief, cooling and quickening healing. Natural organic sunblock with zinc oxide as the active block ingredient. Uncoated, non-nanoparticles zinc oxide effectively blocks and reflects, rather than absorbs, the sun’s rays.Waterproof sunburn prevention: mix pure vitamin C powder in a 10 percent solution with water, lightly mist onto exposed skin and allow it to soak in, and spray once again before sun exposure.Sun Shade: zinc, vitamin C sprayAfter sun care: lavender, aloe vera, frankincense, sandalwood, seabuckthorn berry.Thank you for stopping by and feel free stop by, leave a comment anytime.Love & LightNafsi botanical  


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