Summer means spending your day at the beach, or at least at the pool, so make sure you protect yourself against dangerous UV rays. However, that does not mean that toxic sunscreens are the only option out there. Opt for extra virgin coconut oil, and do not forget about your beach towel and umbrella.
Yes, you got that one right, it is the very same coconut oil in your kitchen pantry. It will provide maximum protection without any side effects.
Coconut oil instead of sunscreen
Sun exposure is good for your health. But, overexposure sure is your problem. Sun helps your body to create vitamin D. Choose non-toxic sunscreen like extra virgin coconut oil or low-risk, and safer sunscreen that is not loaded with health-harming ingredients to protect against sunburns.
Bruce Fife, ND, and author of the book, Coconut Cures: Preventing and Treating Common Health problems with Coconut oil, says that applying coconut oil on your skin will help you protect against sunburns and cancer.
Extra virgin coconut oil does not block UVB rays that are essential for the synthesis of vitamin D. It protects sin layers from damage induced by overexposure. Coconut oil will give you a nice tan, depending on the time you spend at the beach, without any burning and redness.
Fife explains that, “Consuming coconut oil also strengthens the skin and makes it more resilient and less prone to sunburn.” However, he says that hydrolyzed and processed oil is bad. Make sure the oil you are using is extra virgin.