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Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:42 pm      Reply with quote
Does anyone know if olive oil protects from sun as well? Can it be used as an alternative sunscreen?
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Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:13 am      Reply with quote
Nothing is an alternative to sunscreen.... because UVA and UVB rays are the ones that do the damage and so a physical sunscreen is a must if you are serious about having good skin.

Olive oil contains moisturizing properties but is very low in skin rejuvenating ingredients. Yes it has lipids, but they are the only thing.

I know Sophia Loren swears by Olive Oil but also admits that she avoids the sun too!
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Does anyone know if olive oil protects from sun as well? Can it be used as an alternative sunscreen?
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Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:07 am      Reply with quote
No true.. my friend used olive oil on his hands while playing tennis. He has gotten big into holistic methods since a health scare.

It has an spf of 4 or 8.. he said all the brown spots on his hands have disappeared after using it for a while.

This information made me look up essential oils.. and in research I learned that pomegranate and raspberry seed oil have high levels of spf protection that compare to chemical sunscreens.

No reason for any of us to be using these chemicals on our precious skin.
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Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:54 am      Reply with quote
Sorry but that's not true. Olive oil doesn't have any SPF protection at all.

Red raspberry is an exception but it depends on the quality of oil as to the actual SPF obtained but it can be from an SPF of only 20-50. Rasperry oil is actually better used as an after sun treatment because it helps the skin recover from UVA and UVB damage.

Olive oil sadly does not. I know New Scientist Magazine did a study about it slowing the growth of tumours - but it did not classify olive oil as providing an SPF. The amount of SPF these oils contain is far from what we need to adequately protect ourselves from UV damage.

hotdocgirl wrote:
No true.. my friend used olive oil on his hands while playing tennis. He has gotten big into holistic methods since a health scare.

It has an spf of 4 or 8.. he said all the brown spots on his hands have disappeared after using it for a while.

This information made me look up essential oils.. and in research I learned that pomegranate and raspberry seed oil have high levels of spf protection that compare to chemical sunscreens.

No reason for any of us to be using these chemicals on our precious skin.
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Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:26 am      Reply with quote
I love Red Raspberry seed oil. I mix it in with pomegranate and rosehip oil.

As for olive oil, isn't this what sun-worshippers in the 80's used to apply to speed up their tan?? Shock

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Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:14 am      Reply with quote
Absolutely re speeding up tan. Little did we know then about UVA and UVB rays so olive oil was all the rage (Joan Collins apparently was a fan).
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I love Red Raspberry seed oil. I mix it in with pomegranate and rosehip oil.

As for olive oil, isn't this what sun-worshippers in the 80's used to apply to speed up their tan?? Shock
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Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:42 am      Reply with quote
You can choose natural sunscreen oils. These natural sunscreen oils are much better for sun protection as compared to artificial sunscreen creams. Carrot seed oil is a vegetable oil that has the maximum amount of SPF. It is also rich in antioxidants and has very good antiseptic properties.
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You can choose natural sunscreen oils. These natural sunscreen oils are much better for sun protection as compared to artificial sunscreen creams. Carrot seed oil is a vegetable oil that has the maximum amount of SPF. It is also rich in antioxidants and has very good antiseptic properties.


Do you have documented research on oils?

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Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:19 pm      Reply with quote
Oil, probably attracts the sun more. Only Vita C and mineral powder has some natural sun protection but if you are in hot climates I would wear full sunblock.

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Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:37 am      Reply with quote
bugaboo wrote:
Oil, probably attracts the sun more. Only Vita C and mineral powder has some natural sun protection but if you are in hot climates I would wear full sunblock.


I always thought this too - I don't care for oils in my sunscreen.

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Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:32 am      Reply with quote
When I see oils and heat I think of cooking. I don't think any oil is a good alternative for sun screen.
I hate all the nasty chemicals, too, but just try to find one that's not so harsh...particularly for the face..one that you can live with.
And I take astaxanthin..
It's an antioxidant that has many benefits and one of those benefits is to help protect the skin from sun damage.
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Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:22 am      Reply with quote
I've heard that European women use olive oil as a moisturizer. I would not put any type of oil on a sunburn as it will continue to make your skin cook if it is exposed to heat, such as the sun.
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Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:50 pm      Reply with quote
here is good read on spf of oils... everyone here is such an 'expert.." http://livingprettynaturally.com/natural-oil-sunscreens-what-you-need-to-know/
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Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:23 pm      Reply with quote
Embarassed No! Nothing is an alternative to sunscreen.
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Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:57 am      Reply with quote
hotdocgirl wrote:
here is good read on spf of oils... everyone here is such an 'expert.." http://livingprettynaturally.com/natural-oil-sunscreens-what-you-need-to-know/


This is one green blogger who is hardly an expert. To suggest that certain oils that spf of 20+ is dangerous.

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Thu May 04, 2017 9:17 pm      Reply with quote
You can put olive oil on your skin and lay out in the sun, sure. But it will NOT act as a sunscreen.
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Tue May 30, 2017 9:42 am      Reply with quote
There are a number of oils that offer some small degree of UV protection such as red raspberry oil, urucum oil, broccoli oil, shea butter, coconut oil and others.......never...and I mean never count on them as your sole source of protection.
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Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:28 am      Reply with quote
Drinking green tea before sun also does help prevent sun damage. I study nanomaterials and am very cautious about mant sunscreen products.
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Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:59 pm      Reply with quote
No, don't even talk about it.

It can be nourishing... that's what the Greeks and italians would put on before sun baking in the 60s to keep the moisture in.

But seriously as a sunscreen, YOU GOT TO BE JOKING

THIS TOPIC SHOULD BE BANNED.
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Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:38 am      Reply with quote
essenpa wrote:
Does anyone know if olive oil protects from sun as well? Can it be used as an alternative sunscreen?


i have heard aloe vera does have some mild protection, but with sunscreen, you should use professional sunscreen lotion, an unbrella, on sunprotection gears, such as hats
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