The new “thing” to do is make your own sunscreen, but it it a good idea?
According to a new study, the answer is no. Pinterest as several DIY recipes for homemade sun protection, but according to Laura McKenzie, who wrote the study, not one of them offers protection. She stresses that the least that can happen is sunburn and at the worst, skin cancer.
McKenzie and her colleagues examined 189 pins about sunscreen. Most of them touted the positive benefits of homemade sunscreen. Yet 68-percent of them included recipes that provided poor ultraviolet protection. The pins also give SPF factors…. but in fact none provides that.
Essential oils are basically being held up as good sunscreen ingredients, but they also don’t help. The most popular ingredients in homemade sunscreen were coconut oil and apple cider vinegar.
What we’re saying is, pay attention to the science when it comes to sun protection… not Pinterest.