I blogged recently about my thoughts on soaps and other cleaning detergents. Today I would like to focus on sun creams, and raise the question of whether or not sun creams really prevent skin cancer..
My personal view point is one of extreme skeptisisim.. Actually, perversely enough, I really believe that the reverse may even be true..
Think about this.. sun creams contain a whole host of chemicals that are far from natural.. In fact, some of the ingredients in sun creams have been demonstrated to be carcinogenic (actually promoting the development of cancer cells!!).
Actually, just reading the labels makes me feel queasy.. Isotridecyl salicylate, Octyl salicylate, Butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane.. Need I go on?
Sun on the other hand, is totally natural, and without it all creatures on this planet would die... It gives us a steady supply of Vitamin D, which is said to be crucial for the absorption of Calcium in the body, and well, providing we don't over do it, it just feels plain good!!
Think about this.. The skin is a major organ of elimination.. Meaning, that much of what we detox, comes out through the skin.. I believe the sun will help cleanse the skin of surface toxins, but by applying these oil and chemical based sun creams to our skin, we are in affect preventing the skin from detoxing, and in addition, actually absorbing new chemicals into the skin pores from the sun lotions..
Neither Kveta nor I use sun creams, and neither of us can stand the toxic smells of the beach going masses that spread it thickly onto their poor toxin overloaded bodies..
Supporting these thoughts:
Herbert Sheltons - Benefit of Sunlight
During the heat of the summer, after gradually letting more and more sunshine onto my body, I find I can be outside most of the day, and rarely do I get burnt.. Sometimes I find my nose is a bit of a weak point, and will keep that covered to prevent too much skin flaking off.. And should it happen that we get burnt, we just apply a little aloe vera fresh from it's leaf..
We also enjoy massaging fruit skins into the skin (especially papaya or mango!), and find that really helps the skin to not get burned too..
Sunshine is not your enemy!!
Peace to all,
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