Concerns rise over spread of DIY sunscreen trend

If it doesn’t work, it’s a potential threat to users, claims Dr Vangelis Kanellis

A trend to DIY and essential oil-based sunscreens is concerning because their claimed SPF ratings are not approved by regulatory authorities, an honorary dermatology registrar says.

Dr Vangelis Kanellis
Dr Vangelis Kanellis.

He’s calling on health professionals to be more proactive in warning patients about the risk of using shared recipes and so-called ‘natural’ alternatives to commercial