"Natural sunscreens, aka physical sunblocks, include zinc oxide and Titanium dioxide. These reflect the sun off the skin as well as create a blocking barrier," says David Colbert, MD of New York Dermatology Group. "It's like a million little umbrellas protecting you from the sun's rays."
Think your sunscreen is safe? Probably not. Nearly 75 percent of the more than 1,350 products tested in the Environmental Working Group's "Sunscreen Guide for 2016" were found unsafe, ineffective or both. As scary as those numbers seem, the good news is that dozens of approved products made the list.
For a long time, if you wanted to use mineral sunscreens you were stuck with thick, goopy products that left you looking ghostly. The newest crop of mineral sunscreens is changing all that, offering stellar sun protection without the chalky white finish.
Get sun protection without the toxins with homemade sunscreen. Made with coconut oil, shea butter, non-nano zinc oxide and other natural ingredients.
This webpage shares a recipe for making suntan lotion at home.
NY Times Best selling author, Sophie Uliano of Gorgeously Green shows you how to make your own non toxic sunscreen lotion.
A quick video showing you how to make your own sunscreen.
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A mother has reviewed many natural options and provides her recommendations