Pinterest Is Filled With Dangerous DIY Sunscreen Recipes, Scientists Warn

Source: IFL Science, June 2019

If you’re heading down to the beach this summer and want to avoid sunburn, don’t forget your avocado oil, beeswax, and carrot seed essential oil. That’s according to various Pinterest users who have been sharing their own recipes for DIY sunscreens online. However, scientists are warning us not to listen.

According to Pinterest user Pronounce Skincare, who sells “healthy deodorant” among other things, “the overwhelming majority of sunscreens on the market are, well… horrific” and “cancer causing”.

Ironically, the sunscreens we use actually defend us from cancer and do a pretty good job.

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