Although sunburn can be harmful, commercial sunscreen is not the only way to prevent the condition. More and more it seems that consumers are seeking natural solutions to sun protection. There are many options online though you can make your own with little effort.
You need to choose the right ingredients to prepare your natural sunscreen. The ingredients you choose should have a natural sun protection factor or SPF. Here are some of the most effective ingredients that you need to include in the natural sunscreen.
. Almond oil has an SPF of around 5
. Carrot seed oil – an SPF of 35-40
. Coconut oil – an SPF of 4-6
. Red Raspberry seed oil – an SPF of 25-50
. Shea butter – an SPF of 4-6
. Zinc oxide – an SPF of 2-20
You can mix some of these ingredients to prepare an effective natural sunscreen with the correct SPF you require. In fact, you can add different amounts of zinc oxide depending on the SPF you need. The zinc oxide should be a certain percentage of the weight of the ingredients you have chosen for the sunscreen. Here are the zinc oxide percentages that you need to use to make sunscreens with different SPFs.
. SPF 2-5 – You should use 5% of zinc oxide
. SPF 6-11 – 10% of zinc oxide
. SPF 12-19 – 15% zinc oxide
. SPF >20 – 20% zinc oxide
We hope you enjoy many happy days in the summer sun and are able to protect your skin as you do.