I am really into making my own skin care lately, when I decided to take a trip to BALI I wanted to keep up my natural skin care routine so I made my own facial sunscreen that won’t clog pores!
Up until recently I have always worn sunscreen on my face even during winter, because we are always told: “if you want to have beautiful skin and prevent skin cancer, protect it from sun damage.” Little did I know that the sunscreen I was using was actually toxic.
The Dangers of Conventional Sunscreens
According to research from the EWG: Our review…shows that some sunscreen ingredients absorb into the blood, and some have toxic effects. Some release skin-damaging free radicals in sunlight, some act like estrogen and disrupt hormones, and several can cause allergic reactions and skin irritation. The FDA has not established rigorous safety standards for sunscreen ingredients. Sunscreens haven’t been regulated since 1978 in the USA, and the SPF factor only tells you how effective a sunscreen is against UVB rays which cause sunburn.
Unsafe toxic chemicals in sunscreen:
- Para amino benzoic acid
- Octyl salicyclate
- Menthyl anthranilate