Multi-Benefit Homemade SPF When you walk into your local stores its natural to head straight to the cosmetic + toiletry aisles for those products you want to use on your skin and body. Rarely, do we head to the grocery aisles to find such products because we’re hesitant that they’d really benefit our skin. But before you go to the beach this weekend, skip going to the store to pick up name brand products that declare to combat the sun and opt for an au natural, chemical-free approach to beating the heat. Because although you may not know it, a lot of the products in your pantry and fridge have SPF benefits minus the chemicals! If you’ve been a reader of my blog for a while now you know that I try to keep the “product list” short and the “benefits list long”. I have mentioned many of these items in the past which gives great proof that they have an array of benefits, both on the inside and out! Here are some organic recipes for you to cook up before the sun cooks you!
Coconut Oil // SPF 4-10. Treats cuts and burns, prevents signs of aging because it’s high in antioxidents, is often used as an antibacterial and antifungal, and moisturizes the underlying layers of your skin not only the top layer like most commercial moisturizers. Other oils with spf 4-10: sesame oil, hemp oil, avocado oil, soybean, and peanut oil.
Wheat Germ Oil // SPF 20. Repairs heat damaged skin, repairs damaged skin cells due to it’s high levels of antioxidants, has high levels of vitamin E which helps reduce stretch marks, cures skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema, contains linoleic acid, oleic palmitic and stearic fatty acids which aid in healthy cell growth and regeneration.
Carrot Seed Oil // SPF 30. Stimulates cellular renewal and rejuvenation which leads to firmer and younger-looking skin, known to tone the skin, helps relieve skin irritation and rash.
Rasberry Seed Oil // SPF 30-50. Tones skin and adds radiance, evens out skin tone, repairs damaged skin cells, known to ease irritation, swelling and inflammation, rich in vitamins A, B and C, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium and high in antioxidants which aids in anti-aging.
Shea Butter // SPF 6-10. Improves blemishes, wrinkles, eczema and dermatitis because of it’s high levels of vitamin A, long-lasting moisturizer due to it’s high levels of vitamin E and thick consistency, reduces irritation and rashes.
Add a shot of apple cider vinegar for the ultimate skin detox!