Apr 30, 2013
Is most Sunscreen really that bad?
After I interviewed Erik Kreider with my Living Ayurveda
Course the answer was clearly yes. Slowly. Behind scenes. The
sunscreen I slather on my child is toxing her liver, her kidneys,
her blood. Erik taught me it’s toxing every cell in her body.
Perhaps that is why she hates it. (She loves the raw extra virgin
coconut oil we slather on at the end of the day).
What does your skin do with all the chemicals?
Your skin is permeable. When you put sunscreen on, you might
feel like your skin can’t breath. That is what I notice. In
Ayurveda, we feed our skin food. Only food-grade nutrients are in
good Ayurvedic skin care products. I make almost all of mine at
In Mexico I grind hibiscus with oats for my cleanser. I dilute
coconut oil for a moisturizer. And yet… I use “organic” sunscreen.
At least I used to. Until Living Ayurveda talked to Erik.