Natural Sunscreen Oils

Some plant oils contain natural sunscreens. Sesame oil resists 30% of UV
rays, while coconut, peanut, olive, and cottonseed oils block out about 20%.
Mineral oil doesn't resist any UV rays and dissolves the sebum secreted from
oil glands that helps inhibit water evaporation from the skin.

Aloe vera is a well-known sun care product and is included in many natural
sun care products for its soothing and healing properties. It is also known
as the anti-burn plant. The gel from aloe is believed to stimulate skin and
assist in new cell growth. It is used to relieve sunburn, blisters or heat
rash, or is mixed with sunscreens to moisturize skin. Aloe in a highly
concentrated and pure form helps alleviate immune suppression by ultraviolet
radiation in mice.18

Tea tree oil is an ancient aboriginal remedy. It is an effective antiseptic,
fungicide and germicide. It is a popular component of many sunscreen
formulations that relieve sunburn by increasing blood flow in capillaries,
bringing nutrients to damaging skin.

Walnut extract is obtained from the leaves and shells of Juglans regia L. It
is said to contain a naphthoquinone that reacts with keratin, forming a
"sclerojuglonic" compound. It is this reaction product that provides UV
protection.19

Rhatania root extract is a light yellow, oil-soluble liquid is extracted
from rhatania root, a South American shrub officially known as Krameria
triandra. Spectrophotometer testing indicates that as a concentrated extract
it absorbs 25-30% of the amount of UV radiation typically absorbed by octyl
methoxycinnamate. Based on these readings, the extract appears to display a
somewhat broader, albeit lower, absorption range, as it absorbs slightly
more UV light in the 340-380nm range than the organic sunscreen does.20
Vitamin E has been commonly used as a free radical scavenger and an
emollient too.

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In another study, the same research team found that black tea, green tea,
grape seed and cranberry extracts were all promising antioxidants for
fighting skin cancer when applied topically. Both studies were presented at
the 229th national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's
largest scientific society, in San Diego on March 14.
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sesame seed oil resists 30% of uv rays

coconut, peanut, olive, & cottenseed oil block 20% of uv

red rasberry seed oil resists 28-50% ov uv

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Vit c

Vit e

ferulic acid

Milk thistle seed

help with uv protection

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jojoba oil spf 4

shea butter spf 4
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PABA is the one vitamin that can be taken internally for sun protection and used on the skin for protection from the sun.  The sythetic PABA can be irritating to the skin.




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