It’s important to use sunscreen without endocrine disruptors. These sunscreen products are free of harmful chemicals like this. Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that damage your hormone levels. Endocrine disruptors are associated with breast cancer. Unfortunately, many sunscreens have these chemicals.
|Image||Sunscreen||SPF||Parabens?||Oxybenzone or avobenzone?|
|Badger SPF 40 Sport Mineral Sunscreen Cream - Reef-Friendly Broad-Spectrum Water-Resistant Sport Sunscreen with Zinc Oxide - Unscented, 2.9 oz||40||No||None|
|Green Screen Organic Sunscreen Zinc Oxide SPF 32 Non-Tinted||32||No||None|
|Badger, Sunscreen Cream Active Broad Spectrum SPF30, 2.9 Fl Oz||30||No||None|
Physical sunscreen vs chemical sunscreen
There are two ways to block UV rays from damaging your skin. One is a chemical sunscreen – these are invisible on your skin. The other way is a physical sunscreen, which literally coats your skin so the sun is reflected off instead of reaching your skin. These are always a layer of visible color on top of your skin, because they have to physically block the sun’s rays. Unfortunately, there isn’t currently any chemical sunscreen without endocrine disruptors. They’re all physical sunscreens. Hopefully in the future someone will invent one, perhaps using certain promising herbal ingredients. (Like these)
Common endocrine disruptors in sunscreen to avoid
Oxybenzone (also known as Benzophenone-3), PABA, and homosalate are all common endocrine disruptors found in sunscreens, but not in the ones we listed. Since these chemicals have artificial estrogenic activity, they are called “xenoestrogens.” (source) Using sunscreen without xenoestrogens is imperative if you want to lower risk of breast cancer, or keep testosterone levels where they naturally should be. You should definitely use one of the xenoestrogen-free sunblocks listed here instead of a hormone-damaging one from the store.
What about olive oil or raspberry oil for sunscreen?
Unfortunately, most of these simply don’t seem to work. They don’t really block the sun. Someone tried putting these on different patches of skin and found that the “natural” DIY sunscreens simply don’t protect the skin much at all. Link: https://nyponros.com/en/sunscreen/rasberryseed-oil-sunscreen
It seems that carrot oil may have some ability, based on this test: https://deeprootsathome.com/plant-based-sun-protection/
And raspberry oil may have some minor ability to block the sun as well.
Sunscreen that doesn’t lower testosterone
One of the big effects of endocrine disruptor chemicals like those found in some sunscreens is to lower testosterone. Since there is something of a low testosterone plague going on, probably due to the various chemicals in the environment, it is pretty important to be careful about only using a sunscreen without endocrine disruptors.
Other chemicals to avoid
We also want to avoid parabens and other strange chemicals in sunscreen. The ones we recommend are free of these things.
More things you can do to avoid sunburn
Simply staying out of the sun when your skin is vulnerable to sunburn is the best thing you can do. Always bring a coverup or have access to shade.
Only get as much sun as your skin can handle. While it’s true that the sun is good for you, it is still very bad for you to get sunburned. It is radiation damaging your skin and you don’t want this!
Apparently, Vitamin C, avoiding seed oils in your diet, and Vitamin E will all help you be a bit more sunburn resistant, but you shouldn’t rely on this at all.
Timing your sun exposure to avoid sunburn
If you get sun before 10am and after 4pm (or pre 11am & post 5pm during daylight savings time) then the sun doesn’t really contain as much UV light that burns you. You can get lots and lots of this sunlight and experience the healthy effects of bright and red wavelength light on you, without worrying so much about being burnt. Then you can get maybe 15 minutes of full body UV sunlight during the middle of the day to get your Vitamin D.
Note: Credit to https://www.toxinless.com/sunscreen for finding many of these products.