Embrace the Light / Sunscreen Toxicity
A decade ago, I started a natural, holistic beauty blog to share what I knew to be true about fostering authentic beauty, from the inside out. I wrote many articles, some which would trigger people’s emotions, based on what they believed to be true about wellness in relation to beauty. None more so than when I would write about sunscreen.
When I first wrote about sunscreen being toxic and how we should stop fearing the sun, many a keyboard warrior told me to bugger off (to put it politely). While my views went against every mainstream recommendation, I knew it was important to put it out there anyway.
I stopped wearing any form of sunscreen, in my twenties, while working as a beauty editor for a national Australian magazine. I had followed the industry advice diligently like never before—a bit of slip, a little slap and a whole lotta slop. So why then did I develop pigmentation like crazy? I wasn’t taking synthetic contraceptive pills, so I innately knew sunscreen was the culprit.
There was so much public obsession with sunscreen that didn’t sit right with me. Why was I baking chemicals into my skin – my body’s largest organ? What goes on it, goes within (to our bloodstream). Why had we suddenly become afraid of what is a life-giver? So, I stopped wearing it. That was 15 years ago.
The most common question I am still asked today? What sunscreen do I use? I do not wear sunscreen. My children do not wear sunscreen. Yes, we ensure sensible exposure, but fearing the sun? No way. The sun was around long before us and provided life force for many a culture for eons.
Some keys to sensible sun exposure: stop filling our bodies with junk, eat an organic, wholefood diet, drink clean water, walk barefoot whenever possible, wear a hat during the hotter parts of the day, clean our skin properly. Do not fear that which has been gifted to us by Mother Nature. Without the sun we die. Sun is life.
If we look at the statistics we may actually find an increase in skin cancer since we stated slathering our skin with toxic creams that were developed to make the beauty and pharmaceutical industries richer. It’s not about good health of the greater good. My words still may trigger many who have believed the rhetoric the sun is bad for us. So be it. Above all, do what feels right for you, but if you do decide to wear sunscreen, be sure the ingredients are natural and take time to get some sun exposure without wearing it. Your health may thank you.
Blocking Our Greater Intelligence
Have you ever thought about what sunscreen really does, besides seeping toxic chemicals into our bloodstream? It blocks our access to greater intelligence.
The pineal gland—the seat of our third eye—relies on sunshine to be fully activated. Block the sun, we block our ability to live a life that is fully expressed. We literally dull one of our most powerful senses. That, along with drinking tap (and bottled) water, which calcifies the pineal gland and disconnects us from our true potency and power.
We have more power and intelligence than we have been lead to believe. By doing what we have been told to do has literally disconnected us from our authentic selves. Media and government bodies do not care about our authentic health. They also don’t give a damn about our skin health. Where’s the profit and control in that?
How do we ditch our addiction to sunscreen and our belief the sun is bad for us? Head over to my blog (link in bio) for my two cents. I’ve not worn sunscreen, natural or otherwise, for almost two decades. And I never will because I want to live a life of holistic health and vitality. Those who tell us we should are simply aware of it being just another way to stunt our spiritual growth, while preventing us from truly acting from our own divine will.
As society is now, we are collectively following a rhetoric that has been spun like a sticky web we’ve been too tangled in to realise we’re running on subconscious programming, none of which is our own.
Main photo: Patrick Selin