Get Rid of Toxic Sunscreens and Use Coconut Oil Instead
(HealthAndLovePage) Summer is finally here and you are all getting prepared to visit some beach or swimming pool. You are all aware that the sun radiates UV rays that can be extremely harmful for the health and that’s why most of you use sunscreens.
However, what you don’t know is that these products contain many toxins. The natural alternative to toxic sunscreens is virgin coconut oil.
This may be a surprise for some people, but the same coconut oil we keep on our kitchen counter-tops will provide excellent protection for your skin without the negative effects of toxins found in conventional sunscreens. As a matter of fact, coconut oil has been used for this purpose for hundreds of years by people who leave in the Pacific islands.
So, the real question is – why pay more for products that come with side effects when you can use perfectly natural coconut oil?
There are basically two different types of ultraviolet (UV) rays produced by the sun – UVB and UVA. UVA rays are the ones that cause most of the skin damage when people are exposed to sun which can ultimately result in aging of skin and skin cancer. It is good to point out that UVB can also contribute to skin damage and sunburn, but these rays are good for the body because they produce vitamin D through the skin. This vitamin is crucial for protection against cancer.
There are many ways in which you can increase the level of vitamin D in your system, but sunlight is the most efficient one. This means that complete block of UVB rays can actually increase the chance of developing cancer. In addition, sunscreens found in stores lead to cancer thanks to their carcinogenic ingredients.
Stay Away From Toxic Sunscreens
Environmental Working Group or EWG has announced that about ¾ of modern sunscreens include some kind of chemicals related to cancer and hormonal imbalance. Sunscreens that we found on the shelves in our local stores usually contain:
- Oxybenzone, a substance that disrupts hormones which results in cell damage and cancer.
- Retinyl palmitate, a well-known substance related to cancer.
- Titanium and zinc microparticles can be found in transparent sunscreen lotions.
These and many other chemicals that we apply on the skin are going directly into the bloodstream and can produce negative effects similar to toxins consumed through mouth.