The summer might still be far away, but never too early to start thinking about protecting the skin. For most people this means using various creams, what’s beneficial for corporate marketing companies.
However, although we really need protection to prevent burns, completely blocking the sun is not ideal.
Rich in vitamin D, it also offers a host of other health benefits, including prevention of cancer. We are afraid of the sun, and as a result, adults and children choose to soak in the bath toxic chemical that disrupts hormone.
Science has long shown that what we put on our skin ends up in our bodies, and quickly. Numerous studies from around the world have examined sunscreen, assessing its ingredients and how it penetrates the skin and is absorbed after application. One study, conducted at the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Manitoba in Canada, tried to develop a method to quantify the usual sunscreens.
The results showed a significant penetration of all funds sunscreens into the skin, which means that all of the chemicals enter in many tissues in the body.
On the other hand, a study published in “Environmental Health Perspectives” showed a significant drop in chemicals that disrupt hormones and which are commonly found in personal care products, after participants started to use “cleaner” products. These chemicals contain oxybenzone, triclosan, parabens, Fral, and many others. All these ingredients are found in the most popular sunscreens.
So, the question is, whether the ingredients that are used for sunscreens, which enter in our bloodstream, is something about which we should be concerned about? The science that is given to us by the corporations that make profit from the sale of sunscreen say not, but I think we all have determined how much confidence we can have in this “science” funded by corporations.
Not so long ago, for example, Johnson & Johnson was pronounced guilty of deliberately placing a cancerous baby powder on the market.
However, we know that the various chemicals contained in sunscreen are toxic, and we know that our skin absorbs everything we apply to it.
Oxybenzone, in fact, may be the most problematic ingredient that is found in most popular sunscreens. Used as efficiently absorbs ultraviolet light, it is also believed to cause hormone disruption and cell damage, which could produce cancer.
There are many studies on the chemical. For example, a study conducted by the Department of Clinical and Experimental Endocrinology at the University of Göttingen in Germany, observed the regulatory effects on receptors oxybenzone indicating the endocrine (hormonal) disorders.
Study of the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Zurich found that oxybenzone can mimic the effects of estrogen in the body and produce growth of cancer cells.
A study conducted by scientists of the US government indicate that retinyl palmitate, a form of vitamin A, can accelerate the development of skin cancer when applied to the skin in the presence of sunlight (NTP 2012).
As explained by Dr. Joseph Maroc, this indicates that sunscreens can actually increase the speed at which malignant cells develop and expand skin cancer because they contain vitamin A and its derivatives, retinol and retinyl palmitate.
The smell is related to a variety of harmful chemicals that disrupt hormones, such as parabens, phthalates and synthetic musk.
Sun exposure can protect you from cancer
The sun is not as bad as they say. Corporations tend to deal with profit and not people and telling us that our sun exposure may protect against cancer, will actually make us not to buy sunscreen. However, several studies have made this connection, confirming to us the appropriate amount of sun exposure can actually protect you from skin cancer.
How many of you probably already know, people need sun exposure for vitamin D. Sunburn is really a danger, and there are many studies that have linked sunburn to melanoma, but because of the large number of different factors, such as cultural change and marketing campaigns, our skin has become less resistant to sun exposure.
If you spend most of your time in the sun, your skin adjusts to build natural immunity. We are naturally designed to receive sunlight.
There are alternative ways to protect yourself from sunburn. You can buy natural sunscreens free of harmful chemicals. Revisiting commercials famous big names is crucial for our health in these times of information obtuse.
Only 10% of all cancer cases are attributed to all forms of radiation, and UV is a very small part of it. When we think about skin cancer, we automatically want to blame the sun, but what about the other causes of skin cancer? Arsen, located in a number of things that are swallowed or working around them, pesticides, these are all reasons for concern.
Sunscreens contribute to a large number of toxins in the body, which are absorbed in the same moment of application. Is not it important to know what we put in our bodies? We now live in a culture where we are afraid of the sun, which is ironic considering that it created all life on Earth. It is important to bear in mind that at the end of the fear manifested as reality. Sun has many health benefits, so use natural products to ensure that you receive these benefits while maintaining your skin safe.
When buying sunscreen, be sure to read labels and avoid buying sunscreen containing toxic chemicals. Look for sunscreens that contain zinc and titanium minerals. Remember, the best protection from the sun is shade and clothing. It is not necessary to apply sunscreen every time you go out in the sun.
Sunscreens do not allow the body to absorb vitamin D from sunlight. So, if you plan to be out a shorter period of time, skip the sunscreen and nourish your body with vitamin D to keep it healthy.
For coconut oil has been shown to provide a protective factor 8, when it comes to sun protection. This means that, although the protection is not high, it can help.
You may want to try a combination of natural sunscreen with coconut oil for protection.
Have you ever tried coconut oil as a sunscreen? Or do you use some other natural products? Share your results!