What Are The Benefits Of Zinc Oxide For The Skin
Jul 12, 2016
Overall, zinc's major role in skin care is that of a handy man. It's there when skin needs to fix something. Which is most all of the time.
The sun's UV rays, pollution, harsh weather, dry air, bacteria, viruses, chemicals in personal care products, poor diet, stress, and lack of exercise can all damage skin on a daily basis (Holy moly, I know! Stay with us, the news gets better.) Fortunately, the skin has natural regenerative powers that it uses to repair minor wounds, injuries, free radical damage, and more, but these processes require zinc to operate optimally. Without it, repair can fall behind.
Imagine what happens to a house over time. Things break, age, and require repair. Home owners who don't keep up with these repairs end up with a house that soon appears old and broken down. The same thing can happen if your skin doesn't get the nutrients it needs to keep up. Aging makes it more difficult-after the age of 30, repair processes naturally slow down. We have to be even more vigilant to avoid the appearance of premature aging.
Whether you use it directly on your skin or ingest it in food, there are many benefits of zinc oxide for the skin!
Coconut Oil Sunscreen Recipe:)
1/2 Cup Virgin Coconut Oil
2 Tablespoons Non Nana Zinc Oxide
1 Tablespoon Red Raspberry Seed Oil
Optional: 10 Drops Essential Oils (for example Carrot Seed & Lavender)
Whip coconut oil up in a mixer or food processor.
Carefully add the zinc oxide (you don't want to inhale it!), red raspberry seed oil and essential oils.
Once the oils and zinc oxide are mixed well pour them into a small container.