How To Make Sun Protection Cream At Home With Natural Ingredients Of Great Benefits And Best Time To Apply.

Summer is here!!!!!

We all agree that sunburn resulting from long term exposure to ultraviolet rays (UV) coming from sunlight is harmful and obviously cannot be avoided. Though many sunscreen remedies are available but it is not only the way to avoid it.

Sun burn varies from mild to severe and extent depending upon skin type and duration of exposure to the sun. Sunburn causes redness of skin, inflammation and sometimes it is even painful too.

How To Make Sun Protection Cream At Home Natural Ingredients Of Great Benefits and Best Time To Apply.

Sunlight exposure can be avoided by:
  • Covering up with smooth clothing.
  • Avoiding strongest sun.
  • Creating illusion of sun protection by using umbrellas.
  • Use mineral sunscreen Lotion.

Most important way and remedy to be used against sunburn is use of Sunscreen Lotion. Its definitely not a popular opinion and I'm certainly not encouraging you to avoid sunscreen. Yes sunscreen lotion available in the market are not cheap and cost much higher. 

Also Many sunscreen lotions contains harmful chemicals causing allergic responses. Some of which are:
  • Oxybenzone- An endocrine disrupting chemical, cause system toxicity, cause photo-allergies.
  • Homosalate: Cause penetration of other harmful ingredients, and enhance absorption of pesticides.
  • Nano-particles:  More chemically reactive and are not properly assessed for human or environmental health effects.
  • Octinoxate: Also a hormone disruptor, causes reproductive toxicity.

Also these chemicals are more persistent in the environment which means it doesn't break down easily.

But with many research one can make it at home by using minerals and many natural ingredients that too having add on natural extracts. 

One of which  have found to be much useful.

Homemade sunscreen relies on a physical mineral barrier that stays on the surface of the skin rather that penetrating through as most chemical sunscreens do..

Many of the ingredients used have a natural SPF(Sun Burn Protection Factor). 
Now a question arises as what is SPF ? It is a measure of how much UV radiation is required to produce sunburn on skin protected with sunscreen, as compared to unprotected skin. As the SPF level increases, sunburn protection increases.

How Does Sunscreen Works?

Most sunscreen products works based on three principles; Absorbtion, Reflection, or Scattering sunlight. They provide protection from two types of damaging ultraviolet rays; UVA and UVB. Both UVA and UVB can cause sunburns and leads to long term health effects including skin cancers, premature skin aging and other skin irritations.

How To Make Sun Protection Cream At Home Natural Ingredients Of Great Benefits 

Ingredients are:

Olive Oil/ Almond Oil - SPF around 5.
Coconut Oil - SPF around 4-6.
Calamine with Zinc Oxide - SPF around 2-4 depending on how much used.
Aloevera gel.
Vitamin E Oil.
Coconut Oil.

Optional ingredients:

Sesame oil.
Carrot oil.
Res Raspberry seed oil.
other natural extracts with no citrus.

Lets see importance of each ingredients used:

Olive Oil: Olive oil has many vitamins which includes A, D, K and E. It has anti-oxidant properties,  help to prevent or reverse the damage from cancer causing ultraviolet radiation.
It also fights against bacteria, can moisturize and hydrate the skin.

Almond Oil: Improves complexion of skin. Treats dry skin and helps reverse sun damaged skin.

Aloevera Gel: A super ingredient used for maintaining the elasticity of skin. Its cooling properties helps in soothing the redness, itching and rashes. It helps skin in retaining moisture and gives back its radiance.

Vitamin E oil: It nourishes skin by reducing hyper pigmentation and makes skin smooth and healthy. It helps to regenerate new skin cells. It helps to limit the damage caused by free radicals and harsh rays of the sun.

Glycerin: Acts as Humectant and moisturizer. Anyone with more dry skin must use this to provide sufficient moisturization as it prevents skin from drying out.

Coconut Oil: It has natural anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and moisturizing property composing of many nourishing fatty acids which form the part of barrier function of the skin. It doesn't allow other harmful agents to penetrate.

Calamine with Zinc Oxide: An opaque inorganic mineral which act as physical barrier to UVA and UVB sun rays. They are cosmetically unattractive. It helps to dry out oozing irritations and skin itchiness.
Zinc oxide has anti-inflammatory properties also helps in reducing scars and acne. Also prevents from allergies and insect bites. Provides cooling sensation,
It counteract the inherent photo chemical processes.


Part 1
  • Take Aloevera gel as base(freshly prepared or one available from market). 
  • Add required quantity of olive oil or almond oil to it and mix it.
  • Add Coconut oil and stir properly to make a smooth paste.
Part 2
  • Add fine powder of calamine and zinc or calamine lotion which contains zinc oxide in it, 
  • To it add sufficient quantity of glycerin and mix it well to form a smooth paste.

  • Now mix both the part evenly and stir unless a smooth creamy paste form.
  • To this add 2-3 drops of vitamin E oil. Also can add other optional ingredients.
  • Mix well.

You can store this in a glass and plastic container and can use whenever going out in sun.

How To Make Sun Protection Cream At Home Natural Ingredients Of Great Benefits and Best Time To Apply.

Best Time To Apply.

Whenever going out in sun take a sufficient amount and apply to the skin gently and massage. Don't rub it over the skin.
For best result apply 15-20 minutes before going out in the sun. Avoid contact with eyes. 
You can even apply before applying makeup.

  This Summer use Sunscreen to avoid sunburn.
 Go Freely in summer and Enjoy the heat."


Don't forget Vitamin D! The Vitamin D is helpful for maintaining health and making bones stronger. So if one completely avoids the sun, could be missing out the crucial Vitamin D and may cause vitamin D deficiency.
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