Coconut oil has been used as an effective non-toxic sunscreen for thousands of years by indigenous, pacific islanders. Unlike sunscreen, raw coconut oil doesn’t completely block the UVB rays that are necessary for healthy vitamin D.
Coconut oil protects the skin and underlying tissues from damage excessive exposure can cause. Instead of burning or turning red, it produces a light tan, depending on the length of time you spend in the sun.Fatty acids help your skin lock in moisture and provide a hydrating, protective barrier.
Daily exposure to the sun is essential to your overall health; it’s the overexposure that can cause health issues. Sunshine exposure is the best way for your body to create health protecting vitamin D.
To protect against sunburn, use a non-toxic coconut oil that doesn’t contain health-compromising ingredients.
Consuming coconut oil orally also strengthens the skin and makes it more resilient and less prone to sunburn.