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What To Do About Sunscreens and Sunblocks

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This is a guest post by Professor Robert L. Gisel


Which way? Which way? says Alice. Certainly you do not want to turn into one of those gross images used to illustrate the articles on sunburn.

There is a paradox in using sun screens and blocks to to mediate the sun's radiation. These can open the door to some types of cancer even while preventing others.

How we made it through thousands of years without the great technological advance of sunscreen is a curiosity. Maybe it had something to do with the lotions used throughout the many years, such as aloe. Either that or it was the sun screens held by the slaves hovering by.

Educated people that we are, we discuss with great discernment the merits of sunscreen and its counterpart sunblock, the differences between, advantages and disadvantages. There are reasons to believe you should not use either of these. Still, there has to be some protection, as sunburn comes on fast and can be very painful afterward.

The Downside of Sunscreens
The contemporary controversy is that a poor choice of creams for sun protection can itself be damaging. This is not simply SPF, too much or too little.

Sunscreens block sunburn causing UVB, which also cuts the production of essential vitamin D. Sunscreens do not block UVA, which destroys essential vitamin A. With no sun protection at all you get oxidation, free radicals and damage to DNA.

Sunblock is simply a type of sunscreen with more opaque particulates that blocks everything, both UVA and UVB, and the life giving vitamin D of the sun. However, with enough of sunblock's titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, you might be able to sub for Iron Man.

Any sunscreen solution provokes deficiencies in vitamins A and D, which opens the door to an outbreak of the C word. Without sunscreen one accrues harmful oxidation of the skin and an outbreak of free radicals, both of which lead back to degenerative diseases and yes, cancer. It is a new theme of horror movie.

Solving the Problems
The solution for these issues, while using or not using sunscreens, is a heavy use of anti-oxidants and elimination of free radicals, while also feeding the skin with a full range of essential vitamins and nutrients that support natural health. Feed the skin; it is hungry.

The reason aloe vera withstands the test of time, being considered "the Plant of Life" for many thousands of years, is the natural richness of its composition. Aloe Barbadensis Miller is renown for its medicinal qualities and it has been a first choice for many skin ailments.

That InfiniteAloe helps protect (sans SPF rating) your skin from the sun lies, evidently, in that it is very high in anti-oxidants and eliminates free radicals. Furthermore, it is rich in the nutrients needed to nourish the skin. It provides the vitamin A that sun rays damage and deplete. It also has vitamin D to supplement any deficiencies from lack of sun. 

It will heal sunburn very well, but used before exposure to the sun it hydrates the skin and forestalls the tendency for your skin to oxidize in the burning sun.

This covers the back of all of the short comings of sunscreens and sunblocks.

An Effective Handling
When you must be intensively out in the sun and anticipate the need sunscreen, or if you have doctor's orders to use it, there is a procedure you should follow for the most effectiveness of your cream solutions.

-- Slather on InfiniteAloe Advanced Formula Skin Care first and let it soak into to the skin that will be exposed. 

-- Sun screens and blocks keep things from penetrating the skin, so apply sunscreen on top, after the application of aloe. 

--The effective period of the application depends on the bottle directions of the sun lotion you are using. Repeat the procedure when you need to reapply.

Should you chose to use sunscreen or sunblock, coupling this with the use of aloe vera will give the safest results. Even the worst faults of sun screens can be offset by the vital properties of aloe.

Now, let's go have some fun in the sun. It is to the right, Alice.


Robert L. Gisel is a Professor, writes at the blog site Who Would Write, and works for Ultimate Creations, Inc, the manufacturer of Infinite Aloe.

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