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  • Does any natural sunscreen work?!

    I've tried a bunch of different "natural" sunscreens, Kiss My Face, Badger, ect. Every time I use them I get burned, compared to conventional sunscreens, which don't. Are there any natural sunscreens that will keep me from getting bured? I know sunscreens can only go so far and if you sit out in the strong sun all day there's no sunscreen that will work, but the natural ones I've used just seem to do nothing at all.

  • #2
    How long are you primal?
    I'm about 6 months now and I just don't burn
    I used to be really white - friends used to gag at me for that.. because I couldn't tan, I'd just burn
    I can tan now!
    Everything is bad for something - How do you feel today?

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    • #3
      I was really sensitive to burning. Once I got my vitamin D3 levels up, that problem greatly lessened. I can now use a natural sunscreen on my face and neck without burning.
      Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

      http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

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      • #4
        i stopped burning after a while of taking d3 and fish oil

        til then, there's long sleeve shirts, hats, acclimating your skin to sun by sitting out for 15 minutes per free day, and using regular sunscreen
        beautiful
        yeah you are

        Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
        lol

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        • #5
          I'm primal, I take lots of D3 and fish oil, and I burn. Not as much as I once did, but I still burn.
          Im not in this world to live up to your expectations and youre not in this world to live up to mine. ―Bruce Lee


          2012: 01/17 238~34% | 03/17 215~28%| 5/17 196~24% | 8/22 188 ~20% (then I got lazy)
          2013: 1/27 190~20%

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Devain View Post
            I'm primal, I take lots of D3 and fish oil, and I burn. Not as much as I once did, but I still burn.
            Yes - I don't mean to imply I am somehow immune to burning. I can just use a more natural sunscreen now without burning and I don't tend to burn as quickly or severely when I forget sunscreen.
            Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

            http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

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            • #7
              So you all just don't use sunscreen? I've been primal for about 2 years. I can get really tan, I'm not fair skin or prone to burning easily, but if I'm out in the sun for an hour or two I will usually get red. Also, how do you protect against the aging effects of the sun even if you are not burning?

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              • #8
                I used UV Natural, which has about 24% zinc oxide, when I hiked the Inca trail and I didn't get burned at all. I'm a pasty redhead too so I burn really easily. Just apply liberally and reapply every 2 hours if in direct sunlight. Zinc oxide is definitely the best sunscreen and you want to look for something that has at least 20% of it.

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                • #9
                  I use zinc oxide sunscreen on my face and/or a sun hat.
                  Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

                  http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

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                  • #10
                    I've heard a theory that if you have a high-fat diet, the fat in your bloodstream helps you to generate vitamin D from sunlight more efficiently, and prevents wrinkles. Is fat the reason why primal people tan better?

                    I've also heard from people who said their freckles got lighter. How does that work?? Some of my face freckles get very dark in the summer and haven't changed yet. I like freckles but I would like them more if they faded a bit!

                    I have very fair skin and have always needed a high factor lotion so I'm going to ease into this verrrry slowly. I think I will use at least medium factor lotion for now! Will my skin still make vitamin D even with some conventional lotion on?
                    Last edited by CaveWeirdo; 06-02-2012, 12:39 PM.
                    Start weight: 238 lbs (March 2012)
                    Current weight: 205 lbs (July 2012)
                    Loss so far: 33 lbs!!!
                    WOE: Primal + IF
                    Movements: Hiking, sprinting.
                    Goal: to see my abs some time in 2013!

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                    • #11
                      I have pretty fair skin too, but since I really upped the animals fats etc. I don't get burned any more and am just tanning. AFAIK both vit D and melanin are made from cholesterol, with sunlight a the catalyst. So if you have enough of the dietary raw ingredients you shouldn't burn. That matches my experience.

                      See Cholesterol and sunshine thread: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread54637.html

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                      • #12
                        I would much rather wear protective clothing than smear chemicals made in labs that interfere with the functioning of my pores and sweat glands. But for those times I do need sunscreen, I just use the real stuff. Why mess around? Either use something that actually works or put on sleeves and a hat.
                        Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                        • #13
                          Sunscreen is bullshit. Just control your exposure - tan wisely.
                          Everything is bad for something - How do you feel today?

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                          • #14
                            I live in FL, so I get a ton of sun exposure every day just walking around, I don't sun bath or anything though. How can I control my sun exposure if I need to be outside a certain amount of time each day just to run errands? Even if I can keep myself from burning, how can I protect myself against the aging effects of the sun on a day to day basis?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Gilleh View Post
                              Sunscreen is bullshit. Just control your exposure - tan wisely.
                              This

                              I live in South Texas, and I've never used sunscreen. I'm fair-skinned, but I tend not to burn easily - it takes a while LOL. But then, I also don't stay outside for hours and hours, unless I'm also moving around. I noticed that I burned a little more when staying in one position for a while, whereas I can be out all day moving around and not burn much at all.

                              I agree about the Vitamin D levels, too.

                              Cheers

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