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4/9/12 2:24 P

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I don't know how true it is but on a site I'm reading (Crunchy Betty) it says you can use coconut oil as a sunscreen. It might be worth a try if you are only going to be out a short time at first. www.crunchybetty.com/a-millionish-un
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Scroll down the page and you will see the area for sunscreen. Just thought it was interesting.

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4/8/12 7:08 P

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Agree with Liv, look around for sunsmart clothes and a hat. Also keep out of the sun during peak UV times.
I use an Australian brand called Auscreen, not tested on animals.
Protecting your skin from cancer-causing UV rays with sunscreen does not prevent your skin from producing Vitamin D.
all the best,
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4/8/12 8:54 A

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I've also been looking for decent sunscreen that isn't full of chemicals but unfortunately that is exactly what sunscreen is. I have very fair skin and can't just use greens as my only defense from the sun when we are outside for most of the day on vacation and on weekends. I have recently found shirts that have UV protection. Unfortunately the best defense is to cover up. That way you can still take off the shirt/hat or whatever and get your 15 minutes of vitamin d but not get sizzled at the same time. H2O has a vegan skincare line and their moisturizer has SPF in it. But again it's chemical but at least it's vegan.

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4/8/12 8:48 A

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Tomato paste - you have to eat it but it helps. I heard it from Dr. Oz, so here's some links. I know there's more out there on tomato sauce esp. being goof for you but these are what I found in five minutes, haha. I try to do this because my favorite skin care line doesn't contain much spf, but I can't give it up!

www.doctoroz.com/videos/science-supe
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www.realage.com/health-tips/eat-thes
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4/8/12 6:38 A

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Our skin needs the sun to produce Vitamin D. Instead of putting anything at all on your skin start drinking green smoothies and eating a huge salad at dinner. The more leafy greens you ingest (a lb a day if you can) the more your skin will not burn nor need anything on it.



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FOR RAW FOOD SUCCESS READ 80/10/10 BY DR. DOUG GRAHAM! EAT FRUIT! CARB UP!


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4/7/12 9:40 P

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In Canada I use Green Beaver products. In the United States they aren't available at retail stores you have to buy them online. If you Google "Green Beaver vegan sunscreen" their site should come up.

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4/7/12 9:13 P

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I know many of you are vegan for health reasons, but I initially went vegan for animals. In addition to eliminating animals from what I ate, I started looking for clothing and products that did not contain or were not tested on animals. It's a daunting task and a complete work in progress as more and more "vegan" products become available - thank goodness for The Body Shop!

This time of year, I always find myself looking for sunscreen that does not have a ton of crazy chemicals to be absorbed by my skin AND is not tested on animals. I haven't really done the research on what to avoid/look for in sunscreen. The bottles are not too informative either.

Any suggestions?

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