Friday, June 10, 2016
Summer's almost here - don't make your own sunscreen, please
Please please please please please don't make your own sunscreen. I say this every year, and I'll continue to say it this year. You simply can't be sure that what you've made works, and if it fails, you risk sunburn and possible future skin cancers. It's not as easy as adding some titanium dioxide or zinc oxide to a lotion and calling it a sunscreen. There are tons of variables required to make a sunscreen, then test if it works. That's why it's classified as a drug in Canada. If you'd like to know more about why I am begging you not to do this, check out these links...
Blast from the past: Sunscreens
Please don't make your own sunscreens and other summer thoughts
Adding SPF to moisturizers
Here's a post on adapting your products for summer. You might want to make them feel lighter, add more humectants, or make them more sprayable! Check out the post for more ideas.
I'll be going into my air conditioned cave for the next three months for my sumner hibernation as I hate this weather so much. Anyone living in Greenland or somewhere equally chilly feel like hosting me, my husband, and my adorable dog until September? I'll teach you how to make lotions and all kinds of fun things!