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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.

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    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!
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    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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    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.


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    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.
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    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.
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    Quote 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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    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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    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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    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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