Coconut oil as a sunscreen can lead to sun damage

Coconut Oil for Sunscreen is a recipe for sun damage

DIY is all the rage these days. But when it comes to adequately protecting your skin from the sun, you’ll want to think twice. Read on to learn more:

Coconut Oil for Sunscreen Is a Recipe for Sun Damage

Maybe you’ve heard of “natural DIY sunscreens” or that plant oils provide sun protection. I see it constantly written about in the wellness community as a great “chemical-free sunscreen option.” Particularly coconut oil. Most of these DIY recipes contain coconut oil mixed with a zinc oxide base.