Coconut oil, olive oil, carrot juices and citrus oils. These sound like the ingredients for a healthy and delicious salad dressing but many social media influencers recommend these ingredients for DIY sunscreen.
Did you know the FDA regulates sunscreen? Why is that? The answer is that sunscreen products make medical claims to protect the skin from sunburn, photodamage, and skin cancer. Because of that sunscreens are regulated and tested for safety and efficacy.
Dr. Lani Doser says “There are so many fun posts on IG and Pinterest on how to DIY almost anything. When it comes to choosing décor or drawing a cat-eye, I am all for it. But lately, I have been seeing posts on DIY sunscreen and with that I would advise caution.”
“I would strongly recommend not risking your skin to future skin cancer, hyperpigmentation or severe sunburn by using homemade sunscreen products.”