Fat Marshmallow Sun Cream
Fat Marshmallow Sun Cream
Conventional sunscreens contain endocrine disruptors that can cause hormonal issues, birth defects, and even lead to various types of cancer. Many different harmful chemicals end up coming into contact with your skin, and your lungs when inhaled. Many sunscreens contain toxic polyunsaturated fats, which oxidize in the sun and damage the skin. They can increase the risk of lipid per-oxidation in your skin which, in essence, means to fry your skin cells in the sun. In addition to this, there is not substantial evidence that conventional sunscreens can protect from the most severe form of skin cancer: melanoma. The risks far outweigh the rewards when it comes to typical sunscreens!
The Benefits of Sunlight
- Generates the production of vitamin D
- Enhances bone health
- Prevents disease and enhances immune system
- Promotes good mental health and overall wellbeing
- Reduces stress
- Supports a healthy sleep rhythm and more restful sleep
How to use: Apply generously to exposed skin, rubbing thoroughly to help prevent a "white cast". Let it dry before getting wet. Reapply as necessary if you're swimming or sweating a lot. (Every 45 minutes if in water)
Tallow is naturally low-PUFA, which means that it doesn't oxidize in sun, and maintains its structure and health for the skin during sun exposure. The fatty acids in tallow are more bioavailable than plant based oils because tallow is much closer in molecular structure to the oils our own skin produces. Tallow is non-comedogenic, locking in moisture without clogging your pores.
Zinc Oxide is a natural sun protectant and a wonderful alternative to chemical-ridden conventional sunscreens.
Non-nano zinc oxide is not small enough to absorb into the skin, so it sits atop the skin to provide a layer of protection. For long days at the beach or working in the hot sun, zinc oxide helps deflect those rays.
Beeswax helps lock in moisture and can act as a protective barrier for your skin. It is rich in Vitamin A and can help protect your skin from environmental damage. Beeswax also has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-fungal properties and has been known to help heal acne, eczema, psoriasis, and stretch marks.
Marshmallow root has been used in skincare for centuries and provides instant hydration, improves the skin's ability to retain moisture, and has been shown to have anti-inflammatory benefits. It also contains a naturally occurring botanical form of hyaluronic acid that can firm the skin and increase moisture levels.
Vanilla bean smells divine!