Sunscreen Warning

As a nutritionist, I firmly believe in the health benefits of regular sun exposure including its ability to increase vitamin D production via the skin.  Adequate internal vitamin D levels are associated with numerous health benefits and longevity.

Just 6% of your body being exposed to 20 minutes of sun a day will help your body to PRODUCE, through the skin, healthy amounts of vitamin D.

Avoid these ingredients found on the product labels such as: (MEA) Monoethanolamine, (TEA) Triethanolamine, and (DEA) Diethanolamine.

To learn more about other harmful ingredients in skin care products besides sunscreen, go to www.AMGnaturally.com to protect yourself and become more educated by reading our frequently updated articles on our blog. 

TOXIC & UNSAFE CHEMICALS IN SUNSCREENS:

Oxybenzone

      • Photocarcinogen
      • Photoallergic reactions
      • Restricted from use in cosmetics in Japan
      • Increase in the production of harmful free radicals and an ability to attack DNA cells
      • Linked to contact eczema
      • Endocrine disruptor: Behaves similarly to the hormone estrogen, suggesting that it may cause breast cancer
      • Wild life and environmental destruction
      • Organ system toxicity

 

Cinoxate

      • Linked to toxicity in humans
      • Reproductive and developmental toxicity
      • Linked to water contamination
      • Toxicity to aquatic organisms
      • Has an alcohol base, which allows for deeper epidermal penetration of the sunscreen, which then gives open access for penetration into the blood stream

       

      Dioxybenzone

      One of the most powerful DNA-altering free radical generators ever formulated in a laboratory
      Free radicals cause:
          • Skin ageing
          • Wrinkles
          • Breakdown of collagen and elastin
          • Inflammation
          • Known to be mutagenic (cancer-causing)
          • Researchers found significant amounts of this toxin excreted through urine, systemically showing that it is definitely penetrating the skin & getting absorbed 

             

            Phenylbenzimidazole

                • Known to produce free radicals
                • Damages DNA
                • Known to be mutagenic (cancer causing)

                 

                Homosalate

                    • Endocrine disruptor
                    • Organ system toxicity
                    • Sunlight breaks down this chemical into harmful bi-products
                    • Environmental toxin
                    • Restricted from cosmetic use in Japan

                       

                      Methyl Anthranilate

                          • Produces damaging reactive oxygen when exposed to sunlight
                          • Environmental toxin
                          • Prolonged or repeated use may cause skin or eye irritation

                             

                            Octocrylene

                                • May cause allergic skin reactions
                                • Interferes with cellular signaling which may lead to mutations and cell death
                                • Implicated in cardiovascular disease
                                • Restricted from use in cosmetics in Japan

                                   

                                  Octinoxate

                                      • Used in 90% of sunscreens and can turn extremely toxic when exposed to sunlight (photoallergic)       
                                      • Has estrogenic effect
                                      • Endocrine disruptor

                                         

                                        Parabens

                                            • Widely used as preservatives in cosmetics and the food industry
                                            • Parabens are basically “plastic” and are often sprayed onto fruits and vegetables to decrease their spoilage time
                                            • Parabens have been linked to breast cancer (mimic estrogen)
                                            • Endocrine disruptors
                                            • Imagine a baby being born with “hypospadias”- malformation of the opening of the male genital, attributed to paraben use

                                               

                                              Nano Particles

                                                  • Ultrafine, submicroscopic materials, which are insoluble (cannot be dissolved)
                                                  • React more negatively in the body and the environment than the same material that is non-nano
                                                  • Zinc oxide nanoparticles are known to cause developmental disorders in sea life (even in very low concentrations)
                                                  • Harmful to humans and the environment  

                                                    For a skin safe and environmentally friendly altnernative, try our Nature's Sun Secret

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