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Are SPFs Protecting Your Skin or Are They Dangerous?



Over the last year, there have been multiple reports that the carcinogen Benzene - linked to blood cancers has been found in main stream sunscreen products and many products - have been taken off the shelves in the States. Recent action taken by the FDA has banned many chemical ingredients found in SPF products, with evidence linking these ingredients to harmful effects on the body. Is it not time to consider natural, safer alternatives?



“sun burn warnings have become so extreme that most of us are starved of vitamin D” latest health warnings. 


Your skin is a solar panel for your energy levels. Sunlight provides massive potential energy for you if you use it to your benefit. Avoiding the sun to prevent cancer is the same nonsense as avoiding exercise to avoid injury. You can affect yourself adversely with everything you do. It’s your responsibility to set the correct frame.

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When we talk about the benefits of sunlight, we usually think about vitamin D immediately. The advantages go far beyond that. When you expose skin midday sun, we convert vitamin D. Sun exposure is a must to supply sufficient vitamin D naturally, from my perspective. I doubt that any food or supplement could evenly compare to sun exposure.

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Sunrise is a whole different topic and type of light! Sunrise contains little to no UV, so expose as much skin to the morning sun as possible. All sunlight is 42% infrared light. Infrared light stimulates collagen, increases bone healing, and heals wounds. Running in the sunrise is an immune, heart, and mental therapy at the same time.



Lab Asks FDA To Recall Batches Of Sunscreen From Neutrogena, Banana Boat and Others...
Pharmaceutical testing company Valisure has asked the FDA to recall 40 different lots of sun products from 10 different brands after benzene, a carcinogen, was found in the formulas.


By Science & Skin Care
https://scienceandskincare.blog/2021/06/11/lab-asks-fda-to-recall-batches-of-suncreen-from-neutrogena-banana-boat-and-others/

Your skin is a solar panel for your energy levels. Sunlight provides massive potential energy for you if you use it to your benefit. Avoiding the sun to prevent cancer is the same nonsense as avoiding exercise to avoid injury. You can affect yourself adversely with everything you do. It’s your responsibility to set the correct frame.

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When we talk about the benefits of sunlight, we usually think about vitamin D immediately. The advantages go far beyond that. When you expose skin midday sun, we convert vitamin D. Sun exposure is a must to supply sufficient vitamin D naturally, from my perspective. I doubt that any food or supplement could evenly compare to sun exposure.

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Sunrise is a whole different topic and type of light! Sunrise contains little to no UV, so expose as much skin to the morning sun as possible. All sunlight is 42% infrared light. Infrared light stimulates collagen, increases bone healing, and heals wounds. Running in the sunrise is an immune, heart, and mental therapy at the same time.

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This type of light also has anti-aging properties, reduces wrinkles and scars. The morning sun is a protection for the rest of the day too. Infrared light around sunrise desensitizes our skin to protect us from the UVA and UVB that comes out a bit later. That means the sun itself has sunscreen properties. Now it gets fancy, right? Catch enough infrared light early in the morning, and you’re less likely to burn later in the day.


In the forenoon at around 10 am-11 am, UVA light starts to increase. UVA not only contributes to the activity of serotonin, which’s relevance is extensively discussed on my page when it comes to long-term success. It is critical in making Nitric Oxide. Nitric Oxide is vital for your mitochondrial energy, proper brain function, and has anti-aging properties again.

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Implementing a morning run with the sunrise is one of my gold-standard interventions for my clients. Now you hopefully have a better understanding of why. If you’re interested in working with me to improve your physical and mental performance, please send me a dm. It would be a pleasure for me to work towards your success.

"By using sun protection creams (spf's) we block Vitamin D being produced in the skin. 


Vitamin D, according to experts including cancer specialists say that this is one of our most important of vitamins - and using a sun screen stops us absorbing it."


We really need to understand what the different UV lights are...



UVA light contributes to skin ageing and the development of skin cancer as it penetrates deeper into the skin where new cells are forming. It has a consistent intensity throughout the day and is even worse in winter and can penetrate through cloud, glass, water and clothing (even hats and umbrella shades).


UVB light is the sun's ray and can lead to surface sunburn on the skin. Its actually very rare in skin cancer cases to have contracted it from UVB damage. UVB effects different people because of melanin levels and cannot penetrate through glass, shade or clothing. UVB is not the biggest contributor to premature ageing (or leathery skin). That in fact is mostly caused by UVA. 


Being in direct sunlight does make your skin produce vitamin D and gives you the tan look, but having a tan won't stop you from getting burnt. Everything in moderation! 


A recent comment made by a USA medical centre has highlighted the following “....tests show that the ingredients in commercial sunscreens actually increase the risk of skin cancer and induce premature ageing. Sunscreens are expected to offer significant protection from UV-induced skin damage and oxidative stress, however simple tests are detecting ‘free radicals’ in sunscreens exposed to UVA" 




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Free Radicals - Free Radicals trigger peroxidation, which leads to oxidative damage, which in turn leads to cell breakdown, resulting in skin ageing, cell decay and cancers.


Antioxidants - Antioxidants are reducing agents, they reduce and limit the effects of oxidative damage. Our cells are well equipped with antioxidant enzymes and reactive oxygen species (ROS) scavenging molecules, however their scavenging capacity is not endless and may become saturated with the daily dose of oxidative stress.


where can you find Antioxidants? In Vital Oils (not petroleum oils) they are packed with antioxidants. Scientifically, Peach Oil, Grapeseed Oil & Avocado are considered to have the most ‘powerful antioxidant content’. The theory of directly applying an unadulterated form of antioxidants, which can be absorbed by the skin and will restore antioxidant enzymes was raised in a paper by the Journal of Investigative dermatology in 2003. 


So where can you get these Oils? We have known for years the immense benefits of antioxidants and it’s one of the main reasons why we specialise in making products with vital oils. So it’s no surprise that we have in our range two products (one for the face and one for the body) that will deliver these antioxidants, in a way that experts are highlighting through research, referring to ‘endogenous protection’ which means ‘from within’ when applied directly to your skin. 



Watch this video to listen to Andreas Moritz, Medical Intuitive & Author talk about how 'The Sun Doesn't Cause Skin Cancer, But Sunscreen Does!'