Now that the weather is warming up and the UV rays are stronger, wearing sunscreen has never been so important. But instead of using the store-bought kind, I recommend making your own DIY sunscreen. Here’s how!
DIY Sunscreen Recipe: How To Make
Believe it or not, with just a few ingredients (three of them, actually!) it’s totally possible to make your own sunscreen that really works. You will likely need to order an item from Amazon or a beauty store, but that shouldn’t be too difficult at all! Below, I will walk you through how to make your own three-ingredient DIY sunscreen recipe. However, it isn’t as strong as the store-bought stuff so you will have to reapply throughout the day or risk a gnarly sunburn. But if you ask me, using an all-natural sunscreen that I MADE makes the reapplication process totally easy. Make sure to share this idea with all of your sun-loving friends!
DIY Sunscreen Recipe
To make your own DIY sunscreen, you will need the following ingredients listed below:
-4 ounces of your favorite lotion (can be scented or unscented, this is totally up to you. I like to pick a tropical smell because I like to recreate the Sun Bum smell at home!)
-0.8 ounces of zinc oxide (this is what protects your skin from the sun, so it’s crucial that you don’t forget to add this!)
– 1 ounce of Aloe vera (this is optional, but we love to add it to our homemade sunscreen because we love how it smooths out our skin. Learn how to make your own Aloe Vera Gel with this tutorial)
-A glass mason jar, empty lotion bottle, or some other way to store the finished product.
Now that you have gathered all of the necessary materials, all that’s left to do is make your own sunscreen! To make your own, pour the lotion into a small mixing bowl. Next, while making sure that your face is covered (zinc can be dangerous when inhaled) mix in the zinc oxide with an electric mixer. You should continue to mix until any lumps have gone and the mixture is completely smooth.
After mixing is complete, add in the aloe vera and mix until that is combined well. When everything is combined and your mixture is totally smooth, pour your DIY sunscreen into a container of sorts. Typically, I use a mason jar for mine.
Store the mixture in a shady spot and reapply every few hours for the best protection. I love this easy recipe!
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