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, a 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