We have plenty of warning about the damaging effects of the sun, but what we don’t hear as much is the damaging effects of sunscreens.  According to Dr Josh Ax, they are filled with damaging toxins that can cause cancer!  If you are like me, your head is spinning and you are thinking, “Well, I guess EVERYTHING causes cancer, so why even try.”   It feels hopeless and confusing.  I think it’s a topic for which we need to be informed and have discernment about.  We all have to make the best educated decision for ourselves and our family.
We all know that getting burned by the sun
increases our risk of skin cancer.
BUT… The sun is also really great and necessary.
It is the natural and best way to which we get vitamin D.  And sunscreen can reduce vitamin D production by as much as 97.5 to 99.9%.
This important hormone is known to:
  • Support your cardiovascular health
  • Promote optimal cholesterol levels
  • Enhance your muscle strength
  • Help produce optimal blood pressure levels
  • Help maintain a healthy immune system
  • Support healthy kidney function
  • Promote healthy teeth
  • Help keep your bones strong and healthy
My family spent a week enjoying non-stop fun at the Port Royal Ocean Resort in Texas.
Our time was spent at the pool, then on the beach, and back to the pool again!  
Being that we were in the sun all day, I used more sunscreen that normal to keep my family from burning.  I did not have the natural sunscreen I was use to using, so I lathered on whatever I had access to.
I used Ocean Potion Suncare Instant Dry Mist
Fruity Fragrance Spray
 SPF 50
on my daughter, Taylor, and this is what happened:
 First day out in the sun with the sunscreen.  A few hours in the sun and it looked like her face was starting to burn.  So I reapplied the sunscreen… 3 more times that day.
We spent the next day at the pool and beach… applying the same sunscreen.  By the end of this day, Taylor started feeling sick.  “I felt like I was going to throw up and pass out.” I thought she was dehydrated and had been in the sun too long.


That night was when I realized something was terribly wrong.  At this point her face started to swell.
This just makes me sick.
I took her to the doctor to find out that she had experienced a reaction to the sunscreen…probably to the fragrance that was in it.  It caused her face to burn.  
 I was so scared her face wouldn’t be the same.

After a few days of a liquid steroid, the swelling went down and her face started to peel.
We thank God that she healed completely and is back to her natural, beautiful self!

Thank you Taylor for giving me permission to post these pictures.  She wants to spread awareness and hopefully prevent this from happening to anyone else.

Click here for my DIY AFTER-SUN LOTION. 

Below are the sunscreens I trust for my family now.


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