diy sunscreen

Hello to a new week! Today, I want to talk about probably the most important thing that should be in anyone’s skin care routine: sunscreen. Living in Texas and dealing with the strong sun we have here, applying sunscreen is SO important (especially during the summer). I’m a huge sunscreen advocate, especially the older I get, and I want to talk about my special DIY sunscreen. I also brought it with me to Cancun recently and received questions on how it works, so here it is!

You may ask, “DIY sunscreen?” Yes, I make my own sunscreen. Kind of. It’s perfect for anyone with extremely sensitive skin or is a natural skin care advocate like myself. I always struggle to find a good sunscreen that won’t break me out, so discovering a DIY sunscreen has been super exciting.

My DIY Sunscreen Recipe

**I use a balm as my moisturizer right now (I’ve used this product until I ran out recently), but you can mix the zinc oxide powder in with any other moisturizer and easily turn it into a sunscreen!

The key to a DIY sunscreen is really the Zinc Oxide Powder. The FDA has approved Zinc Oxide as an active ingredient to use in sunscreens and can be used in lotions, creams, and ointments to protect sunburn and skin conditions that are caused by UV light. Unlike the chemical sunscreens out in the market, Zinc Oxide has been known to prevent sunburns and protect the skin against UVA and UVB light rays. It’s the perfect ingredient to create a natural, non-toxic sunscreen, but I’ve done some more research and found that there are a lot more benefits.

DIY sunscreen

Here are some options for Zinc Oxide Powder that I have personally used and liked:


Whether you use a DIY sunscreen or a sunscreen in the market, sun care is so important! As we approach spring and warmer weather, I’m really beginning to watch out. If sunscreen isn’t part of your daily skin care routine, or you are just simply bad at it, start today! Your face will definitely appreciate it down the road. As always, thank you for reading and I hope everyone has a great rest of the week!


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