Any time you put anything artificial in your body or on your skin, you are deactivating your natural innate processes to maintain homeostasis.
Since the beginning of time, plants and humans have had a synergistic relationship with the sun. Sunlight gives us energy and vitality. Sunlight and health are inseparable. Just as the leaves of a plant are designed to absorb the solar ethers and make rich green chlorophyll, so too are the pores of our skin designed to open up and receive the rays of the sun in order to produce cholesterol sulfate and Vitamin D3 sulfate. These two essential nutrients are powerful antioxidants that can only be made when our skin receives the light of the sun.
Vitamin D is a steroidal hormone that helps boost our immune system, lower blood pressure, repair organs, boost neuromuscular function and even influence our genes. Vitamin D receptors are located all throughout the body and when sunlight hits the skin it forms Vitamin D3 sulfate, which creates a healthy barrier to prevent bacteria from entering through your skin. When your Vitamin D receptor sites are not filled with active Vitamin D3, bacterial substances act like glue, and stick to these receptors and essentially block the absorption of Vitamin D. This deactivates the receptor’s production of these essential anti-microbial peptides, thus inactivating your body’s innate immune response. Blocking the rays of the sun then, set up the conditions for allowing bacteria to proliferate and for chronic inflammatory disease.
In addition to blocking the production of Vitamin D, many synthetic sunscreen products contain known carcinogenic and free radical producing ingredients such as oxybenzone. Spray-on tanning products contain dihydroxyacetone. By putting them on your skin, you are essentially baking them into your body.
Ancient cultures used natural oils and botanicals that were available locally. Coconut oil, argon oil, olive oil, sea buckthorn, and jojoba were used to tan slowly and safely. If you have to be out in the sun for extended periods of time—like if you are a lifeguard—the best protection is to reflect the solar rays rather than absorb them with a natural non-nano zinc product.
Sunscreen alters the innate intelligence of our cells and encourages carcinoma and DNA damage because synthetic ingredients are free radicals that oxidize our amino acids and accumulate in our fat cells.