From vanilla skin care to the use of frangipani oil, more and more people have become interested in the use of natural skin care products. Instead of commercial sunscreens, which can be filled with any number of unpleasant chemicals and fillers, sunscreen coconut oil is a pleasant natural alternative.
However, it’s best to first look at common myths about skin care in the sun before using this or any other product.
1. “Because my skin is dark, I don’t need to use sunscreen.” Even if you get a tan easily or have naturally dark skin, there is still the distinct need to use a cream or oil with an SPF factor of at least 15, and preferably 30.
2. “The best measure of how much protection the sunscreen coconut oil provides is the SPF number.” The SPF does indeed tell you how much protection you are getting from the sun’s UVB rays, but it doesn’t take into account the damage that UVA rays can cause, so that is another factor to consider.
3. “Using sunscreen will prevent me from getting enough vitamin D from the sun.” There are plenty of other methods of receiving vitamin D that are far less harmful than the sun’s radiation. Milk is heavily fortified with this essential vitamin, as are many green vegetables. Taking a vitamin pill is probably the best method if you are truly worried about a deficiency, or using other natural aging skin care products that supply this vitamin to the skin.
4. “I have always been allergic to sun block, so sunscreen coconut oil won’t work for me.” The reason that many people find that their skin becomes irritated when they put on sunscreen is that traditionally these
creams and lotions have been filled with grease and chemicals, to help make the sunscreen stay on skin longer. By trying a natural product instead, you may be pleasantly surprised at how your skin looks and feels,even after repeated use. A coconut bath may soothe the effects of irritated skin.
5. “If it’s a cloudy day, I won’t sunburn.” Even when you can’t see the sun, it is still there, and you will still be susceptible to the harmful effects from the sun’s UV rays. To help prevent this, it’s vital to apply natural sunscreen, such as sunscreen coconut oil, every time you leave the house, no matter what the weather seems to be doing.
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