Summer Skin tips the natural way

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Summer is one of the BEST seasons to Glow and be Flawless.

It is one of our favourite seasons!

Our WILD COCONUT OIL is the perfect sunscreen and sunblock option. WILD virgin coconut oil is the world’s freshest virgin coconut oil. It is cold pressed from wild coconuts to oil in less than 60 minutes by island natives. So your body will be all Islandy feels with this gem!

Most people love getting the perfect tan during the summer, but while the aesthetics of that is pleasing, we still have to watch out for our skin health and put sunscreen on.

The MAJORITY of Sunscreen contain harmful skin chemicals and leaves your body in shock from all the chemicals on top of the skin.

Yes, thats right…sunscreen!

These harmful chemicals are especially harmful for those of you that have sensitive skin or eczema. 

But what about the 

“The Environmental Working Group….has released an investigation of nearly 1,000 brand-name sunscreens that says four out of five don‘t adequately protect consumers and may contain harmful chemicals.”

The article goes on to saying that Banana Boat, Coppertone, and Neutrogena are one of the poorest performers due to its chemical contents. 

This means that even while buying “best of the best” sunscreens you will not have adequate protection. 

So what is a solution or alternative to this chemical frenzy!?

Instead of using sunscreen, many around the world including myself, has been using Coconut Oil as a sunscreen protector and skin moisturiser.

In fact, many islanders in the Pacific have been using it for years. Coconut oil is 100% natural and free of toxic chemicals, affordable, efficient and smells great!

Healthy skin benefits to using WILD COCONUT OIL for skin:

1. Less Peeling

When your skin is burned by the sun, the moisture is lost and your skin will start to crack and peel. This can happen even when you’re using sun screen, because as mentioned, the average sunscreen has chemicals that break down under sunlight.

Coconut oil, however, contains stable saturated fats that hold up well under high heat.

2. Faster tan for less time in the sun

*Because you bronze faster with coconut oil, you don’t need to spend as much time in the sun as you would with sunscreen or sunblock.

Coconut oil activates the melanin below the skin quicker, creating that enviable tanned look in a shorter time. I’ve seen people lying out in the sun for hours, covered in sunscreen—as if that’s going to protect them fully from the UV rays.

3. Doesn’t block Vitamin D (one of the best Vitamins!)

*Using coconut oil as a tanning lotion allows for you to absorb the healthy doses of Vitamin D that your body oh so needs!

Also, Don’t stay in direct sun for longer than 20 minutes at a time, as the effects can vary from person to person depending on your skin type. If your skin burns fast, you might want to wear a hat or some protective clothing to shield you from intense rays.

Lastly, just remember that coconut oil does not protect you 100% from the sun’s rays, so you shouldn’t stay out too long with it in the sun.

15-20 minutes a day is all it takes to get a really deep brown tan and soak up an adequate amount of Vitamin D!

The Best Coconut Oil for Skin is our WILD Virgin Coconut Oil – Certified Organic – which can be purchased here.