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Pure Joy Skin Tips

Phototoxic Essential Oils

Although essential oils are natural and safe used correctly, they are powerful and, in some cases, should be used with caution.  One example of this is the list of essential oils that is known to cause a reaction called phototoxicity.

Phototoxicity happens when chemical elements in essential oils (or other substances) bind to the DNA in the skin and react when they are exposed to UV light.  This can lead to phototoxic burns which can appear up to 24 hours after being out in sunlight or using a tanning bed.  

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Pure Joy Skin Tips

Sunburn Care Tips

It happens to the best of us; when we’re out in the sunshine it’s easy to forget to reapply sunscreen after swimming, or we may just misjudge the strength of the sun and get caught out. Sunburn can be extremely painful and it’s all too easy to end up with red and sore skin if you get too much sun and without using enough sun protection.

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