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Commercial sunscreen contains a significant amount of endocrine disrupting chemicals that get absorbed by your skin, and end up accumulating in your body at high levels, plus most sunscreens have not been toxologically tested.

But we don't even need to turn to science in order to reject sunscreen. Commercial sunscreen has been around for less than 100 years which isn't nearly enough time to learn about the long term effects.

But what then instead?

  • Build up tolerance.
  • Drink a lot of water.
  • Wear a hat and protective clothing (such as light loose fitting shirt).
  • Don't expose yourself for long periods of time; take frequent "breaks" from the sun.
  • Avoid everything under the What to avoid section on the Nutrition page, especially polyunsatured fatty acids.
  • Use a natural sunscreen such as zinc oxide paste or coconut oil.