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Natural SPF

The cosmetic industry offers us more of the sunscreen products, many of which are harmful to health.

It is good to know that there is a natural and safe alternative in the form of natural oils and minerals.

So you can make your own sunscreen!

It will be as effective as the most advertised ones, but without the toxic ingredients.

Natural resources for the protection of the skin are especially recommended for people with sensitive skin, allergy and children.

Vegetable oils and butters are recommended to be combined with natural minerals (zinc oxide, titanium dioxide or extract algae – Helioguardom 365).

This is because oil mainly protects from UVB radiation, which causes burns, whereas minerals filtere UVA radiation, which causes aging of the skin and affecting the pigmentation.

Natural oils with a high SPF

Raspberry Seed Oil

Raspberry seed oil has the highest natural protective factor, depending on growing conditions amount of protection can be from 28 to 50.

It can be used alone or in addition to mixtures.

It has strong anti-inflammatory properties and is very suitable for skin prone to irritation, rash, eczema and lesions.
Peanut Oil

Peanut oil is a popular supplement to natural cosmetic products.

It serves as a protection from the sun, as it protects against UVA and UVB radiation.

It is quickly absorbed, prevents photo-aging and adverse effects of external factors.

It is suitable for care of mixed to dry skin. It can be used alone or in mixtures. Natural SPF is estimated between 10 and 30.
Carrots Seed Oil 

Carrot oil improves the general condition of the skin and gives it elasticity.

At the same time it works against a variety of skin problems: eczema, psoriasis, ulcers, bubbles, and also prevents wrinkles and age spots.

Estimated natural SPF varies from 38 to 40.
Wheat Germ Oil

Wheat germ oil is the best natural source of vitamin E, which makes it excellent for skin care.

In particular, for dry skin, recommended for prevention of signs of aging, deep skin regeneration and treatment irritation. It can be used pure or in mixtures.

It can not be used if you are allergic to wheat.

Estimated natural protective factor SPF 20
Soybean Oil

Soybean oil beautifies and evens the complexion and prevents wrinkles.

It is rich in vitamin E and is absorbed quickly.

This oil has an SPF 10. It is also used as a mosquito repellent.
Oils with lower SPF

These oils have a slightly lower SPF. And they can be used in the preparation of a mixture for skin protection from the sun.

macadamia oil – SPF 6
jojoba oil – SPF 4
sesame oil – SPF 2-4
Shea (Shea) Butter – an SPF 3-6
coconut oil – SPF 2-8
olive oil – SPF 2-8
Avocado oil SPF – 4-15
castor oil – SPF 6
almond oil – SPF 5

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