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How to protect against skin damage and ageing with Argan and Exotic Oils

Every year millions of cases of melanoma are diagnosed. Globally the highest rates occur in non-indigenous “white skinned” races living in hot cliimates. The greatest problems occur in countries such as New Zealand and Australia occupied by European emigrants. However, sunlight exposure increases vitamin D levels which are proven to have very beneficial healthy effects. [2] So at what point does sun tanning and exposure to UV light become a problem?

Sun Burn and It’s Role in Skin Cancer

Research appears to show that the single greatest causes of melanomas is sun burn[1]. This is the point at which excessive exposure and damage to the skin occurs. Since this damage has long lasting effects we must take extra special care when it comes to ensuring that children are well protected in the sun.

Sunscreens – Good and Bad

Despite decades of being told to use sun-screen to protect our skin the cancer rates continue to rise dramatically. Many early sun block creams only blocked UVB rays and not the more dangerous UVA rays. Blocking the UVB effectively confused the body and prevented it from moving into a natural protection mode thus leaving the UVA rays to cause more serious damage. There also appears to be cause for concern about the ingredients of commercial sun-screens. Although natural oils offer SPF protection by far the most common products are chemical based creams.

For many complex reasons it appears that the greatest rise in melanoma has been in countries where sunscreens are used the most![3]

Research released by the Environmental Working Group, a Washington-based non profit organisation, claims that many sunscreen products may actually increase the speed at which cancer cells can form.

There are many conflicting views on this subject however, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration were alerted to possible dangers of vitamin A in sunscreens after a study was done.

Retinyl palmitate was selected by (FDA’s) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition for photo-toxicity and photocarcinogenicity testing based on the increasingly widespread use of this compound in cosmetic retail products for use on sun-exposed skin,” said an October 2000 report by the National Toxicology Program.


Currently the United States Food and drug administration says there isn’t enough evidence to suggest these chemicals may be harmful. Unfortunately the U.S. FDA is an organisation that exists mostly to protect the interests of big business and block natural products. The U.S. FDA consider that a Genetically Modified Organism is allowed to be labelled as “natural”! and organic. In other countries, such as Canada, health authorities are now concerned that such additives may increase sun sensitivity and are proposing that sunscreens with retinyl palmitate carry a warning.

Further problems with ingredients are under investigation. Para-aminobenzoic acid or benzophenones are reported to cause skin irritations and allergies and are suspected of increasing free radical production in sunlight which attack skin cells accelerating the ageing of the skin. [4]

Internal Protection & The Mediterranean Diet

Little weight is given to the role of natural products or foods in the protection against skin cancer by the big skin cancer foundations. However their statistics clearly show that even in high risk areas, such as Europe, that the hottest countries, such as Spain or Greece, have the lowest skin cancer rates. People in these countries do have a different “Olive” skin types but it may well be important that their Mediterranean diet is rich in fresh citrus juices that flood the body with natural anti oxidants.

Mediterranean countries also have a high olive oil intake which is rich in essential fatty acids and much lower red meat consumption. By contrast the diet in high risk cancer countries such as, US, Australia or New Zealand, seems to be much more dependant on cooked red meats – the classic barbecue often features almost burnt red meats which become high in cancer promoting substances. There are also a number of herbal supplements that can help protect against sun damage to the skin.[5]

A Safer Way to Tan

Enriched with Argan Oil and natural oils our Sahara Tanning Serum helps to retain natural moisture during sunbathing. Natural oils rich in capryllic acid help develop a deep, longer lasting tan quicker and so with less expoure to harmful UVA and UVB rays. At the end of the day this leaves your skin feeling soft and comfortable. Sahara is an blend of Argan and pure oils that hydrate, nourish, develop a tan and fight micro-burn skin damage by the sun.

During daily sun exposure protect and tan with our Sahara Tanning Oil. At the end of day use 100% Pure Argan Oil on sensitive areas for an over-night anti ageing and moisturising effect. We know you will quickly see and feel the benefits.

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