Every Spring and Summer people all over the world load up on sunscreen to protect themselves from the Suns Rays. Millions of dollars are spent on all these different brands, but how can we be sure that it is actually safe for our skins. When you look at the ingredients listed, most of the time you cannot even pronounce the words. If we don't buy food that contains chemicals or unknown substances why would we put ourselves to risk by rubbing cream on our skin that has those same chemicals and unknowns?
Sure there are homemade sunscreens, but after checking out a few different recipes it got me wondering how healthy they really where for us, especially when you consider coconut oil and olive oil are the main ingredients in most homemade formulas. In my opinion both these ingredients although natural, attract the sun and can cause sun burn.
So what do we use? We do not use anything! Instead we protect our skin from the sun by using clothing, just as the Amish do. We wear light weight clothing that covers our skin and large sun hats that cover our face and shoulders. Sure we may look funny to some, but we are protected and do not have to worry about sunburns, nor do we worry about what chemicals we may be putting into our bodies. Some disagree with our views towards sunscreen, others understand where we are coming from, but either way we are happy with our decision and do not deal with the pain that is sunburn!