Did you know that sunscreen can be made at home? This homemade sunscreen has many benefits, among which are the ingredients that are natural, moisturize the skin and do not contain any chemicals that cause serious illnesses, plus, it protects the skin from the sun. Of course, on the other hand, it is necessary to add that if you have certain dermatological problems or other skin-related problems, consult a dermatologist who can advise you on the most ideal and safe factor for you. Below we have prepared some types of homemade sunscreens for you. Observe the ingredients and use.
Sunscreen with factor 20
This is a quick-acting sunscreen that protects your skin just like regular drugstore sunscreens. For a homemade sunscreen you will need the following ingredients:
- a bottle with a tight cap for storing the cream
- 2 tablespoons of zinc ointment
- 3 g of titanium dioxide
- ½ cup of almond oil, or virgin coconut oil – unrefined
This recipe is very simple. Just mix all the ingredients into a homogeneous paste, pour into a bottle and place in the refrigerator where it will keep for up to three months. If you use coconut oil, take it out of the fridge and let it thaw at room temperature.
Second and more expensive but most popular sunscreen
Another sunscreen that will have more ingredients in it is one of the most popular and sought after ones. This homemade cream is waterproof and moisturizing, what you will need:
- a bottle with a cap
- ¼ cup beeswax
- ½ cup almond oil
- ½ coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons zinc oxide – can be found at the drugstore, but also online for good prices
- 4 drops of vitamin E
Take one large pot, fill it halfway with water and sit another, but smaller pot in it. Put the wax in the smaller pot and let it melt – lower the heat. Then add all the other ingredients and stir until a smooth paste is formed. Wait for the mixture to cool completely and pour it into a container. We recommend applying the cream to your skin every hour if you are in strong sunlight.
Aloe Vera Sunscreen
Aloe has been known for millennia for its beneficial effects on the skin and overall health. The aloe vera cream will protect your skin and provide the necessary minerals. To make it you will need:
- 1 tablespoon beeswax
- ¾ teaspoon grape seed oil
- 3 tablespoons fresh aloe vera juice
- 3 tablespoons zinc oxide
Use two pots as in the recipe above and melt the beeswax. Reduce the heat to minimum and add the aloe gel and zinc oxide. Stir everything properly, until you get a homogeneous paste. Remove and add the kernel oil, stir. Allow the mixture to cool and transfer the cream to a bottle. Spread every hour.