We've all experienced a bad, horrible, scorching red sunburn. No matter what your skin color is, or your ethnicity, it happens to the best of us. If you're conscious of toxins that conventional sunscreens contain, you may feel like your only option is to become a hermit and stay inside all summer. In reality, there are many alternatives to store bought sunscreens, which contain various chemicals and toxins, and can actually disrupt your endocrine system and cause other health issues. While you cannot stay out of the sun forever, if you're trying to avoid regular chemical filled sunscreens and protectants, the following is a list of natural alternatives that can help you avoid sunburn, harmful UV rays, and damage that the sun can do to your precious skin.
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Viola! Apply before excess sun exposure and reapply as needed, which should be several times if you are sitting out in the sun.
Going chemical and toxin-free does not mean you have to bake in the sun. Remember, getting that healthy dose is of natural vitamin D is important, so don’t skimp on going outside. If you’re going to be outside longer than 15 minutes, have very sensitive or sunburn-prone skin, or the rays are very intense in your area, make sure to lather up with this natural sunscreen. Be cautious, be aware, and choose wisely when it comes to what you put on your skin!