UVA rays do not cause sunburn; but in high concentrations can damage the deep layers of the skin. UVA are responsible for wrinkling and can cause cancer. UVB rays are necessary for the production of vitamin D, ensure a tanned skin, but can also cause sunburn. Commercial sunscreens protect against UVB.
Protecting yourself from the sun with shade, clothing or an umbrella is much healthier than applying sunscreen. Sunbathing unprotected all day is not justified. Depending on your skin type and the strength of the sun, it is better to avoid the sun between about 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Then the sun power is highest. Avoiding the sun completely is of course impossible. We also simply need the sun.
Did you know that 70% of Europeans suffer from a vitamin D deficiency? Sunlight on your skin ensures the production of vitamin D. It is therefore important to get into the sun regularly. Unprotected (or with natural protection), because sunscreens block the necessary UV rays. Consequence? A vitamin D deficiency.
Researchers concluded in 2010 that both coconut oil and olive oil offer protection with an SPF (Sun Protection Factor) between 4 and 8. It is recommended to apply regularly and repeatedly and to avoid the sun at its highest. The biggest advantages of coconut oil as a sunscreen is that it is pure natural and BPA-free, also free of parabens and free of nanoparticles. Coconut oil spreads well, prevents the skin from drying out and takes care of the skin.