The cosmetic industry provides us with a lot of sunscreen products and many of them are harmful to our health. It is good to know that there is a safe and natural substitute in the form of natural oils and minerals. Natural skin protection products are particularly recommended for people suffering from allergies, people with sensitive skin and children. Butters and vegetable oils should be combined with natural minerals (titanium dioxide, zinc oxide or algae extract).
Natural oils with a high SPF
Natural oils generally protect against UVB rays, which cause sunburns, while minerals filtrate UVA radiation, which causes skin aging and affects the pigmentation.
Raspberry seeds oil
Raspberry seeds oil has the highest natural protective factor, depending on growing conditions is around 28 to 50.
It can be used alone or in addition in mixtures.
It is very suitable for skin prone to irritation, rash, eczema, lesions and has strong anti-inflammatory properties.
Peanut oil is a popular supplement of natural cosmetic products.
It is regarded as a protection from the sun, as it protects against UVA and UVB radiation.
It quickly absorbs, prevents photo-aging and adverse effects of external factors.
It is suitable for mixed skin to dry skin. It can be used alone or in mixtures.
Natural SPF is calculated between 10 and 30.
Carrot seeds oil
Carrot oil improves the general condition of the skin and gives it elasticity.
At the same time it is effective against a variety of skin problems: eczema, psoriasis, ulcers, blisters, and also prevents wrinkles and age-spots.
The calculated 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.
Particularly, it affects dry skin, recommended for prevention of signs of aging, deep skin regeneration and treatment of irritation. It can be used pure or in mixtures.
It cannot be used by people allergic to wheat.
The calculated natural SPF is 20.
Soy oil beautifies and balances the complexion and prevents wrinkles.
It is quickly absorbed and is rich in vitamin E.
This oil has SPF 10. It is also used as a mosquito repellent.
Oils with lower SPF
These oils have a slightly lower SPF. And you can use them 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 butter – 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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