Now that Summer is in full swing, it’s especially important to keep your skin protected from the sun’s UVA/UVB rays, which can cause premature skin aging, skin cancer, sun spots, and more!
With so many chemical ridden sunscreen formulas on the market, it can be overwhelming to choose the one that you think will be right for you. And if you’re still confused about the difference between chemical and physical formulas, check out our blog post that breaks down the difference! In short, physical formulas are most gentle on your skin because they lack common chemical irritants that can cause skin inflammation and even disturb oceanic ecosystems.
This week, we’ve partnered with DIY Beauty Expert, Alexandra Potora to make her own all-natural, and 100% non-toxic physical sunscreen using our wholesome ingredients and tried and true recipe!
Watch the tutorial below or print out the recipe to follow along!
The Base – ¼ of a cup
Mango Butter: Moisturizes and keeps your skin soft.
The Oil (choose 1) – ¼ of a cup
Coconut Oil: SPF 6, anti-bacterial and moisturizing
Jojoba Oil: SPF 4, locks in moisture, great for oily skins
Almond Oil: SPF 5, for sensitive skins and moisturizing
Zinc Oxide: protects naturally against UVA and UVB -- 2 tablespoons for SPF 15 protection. Protects against 93% of UVB rays.
SPF 30 protects against 97% of UVB rays, whereas SPF 15 protects against 93% of UVB rays. It is commonly known that if applied frequently there isn't much of a difference between SPF 15 and 30.
1.Melt the Mango Butter, the Oil using the double boiler method and stir.
2. Remove from the heat when all ingredients have melted.
3. Slowly add the Zinc Oxide and continue stirring.
4. Store in a cool place.
5. Enjoy and share!
This formula has a shelf life of approximately six months.