Sunscreen, is a lotion, spray, gel, foam (such as an expanded foam lotion or whipped lotion), stick or other topical product that absorbs or reflects some of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation and thus helps protect against sunburn. Diligent use of sunscreen can also slow or temporarily prevent the development of wrinkles, dark spots and sagging skin.
Depending on the mode of action, sunscreens can be classified into physical sunscreens (i.e., zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which stay on the surface of the skin and mainly deflect the sunlight) or chemical sunscreens (i.e., UV organic filters, which absorb the UV light).
Although, sunscreen and sunblock are used interchangeably, but they’re actually two very different types of sun protection.
Sunscreen is a chemical defense, penetrating the skin and absorbing the UV rays before they reach and damage the dermal layers.
Some sunscreens include avobenzone, oxybenzone, and para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA), which are ingredients used to absorb the sun’s rays.
Sunblock is a physical way to defend against ultraviolet (UV) rays. It sits on top of the skin and acts as a barrier. Typically, sunblock includes zinc oxide or titanium oxide. Sunblocks are often opaque and noticeable when applied to the skin.
Ingredients Needed To Make Red Raspberry Sunscreen
- 2 tablespoons shea butter
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup beeswax
- 3-4 drops chamomile essential oil
- 3-4 drops vanilla essential oil
- 1/2 teaspoon red raspberry seed essential oil
- 1 teaspoon carrot seed oil
- 1 teaspoon Vitamin E
- 2 tablespoons zinc oxide
Step By Step Guide On How To Make Red Raspberry Sunscreen
Step 1: Mix all of the above ingredients, except for zinc oxide, in a glass jar. Close the jar with a lid.
Step 2: Fill a medium-sized pan with water; place it over medium flame.
Step 3: Now put your jar into the pan.
Step 4: When your ingredients are completely melted, add the zinc oxide; stir to combine well.
Step 5: Afterwards, pour your mixture into a cosmetic jar for storage.