I'm an off-grid parent and I never use sunscreen on my kids – it is more dangerous than going without | The Sun

I'm an off-grid parent and I never use sunscreen on my kids – it is more dangerous than going without | The Sun

WITH the summer holidays just around the corner plenty of parents will be stocking up on sunscreen to keep their little ones safe during high temperatures.

But not the Allen family.

Adele and Matt Allen have revealed that they don't use any sun protection on their kids and claim it's more dangerous to use it than not to.

The couple, from Brighton, take an all-natural approach to raising their three children called 'Off-Grid parenting.'

The pair refuse modern medicine, traditional schooling and encourage full-term breastfeeding.

In a recent YouTube clip, the parents revealed why they refuse to use sunscreen on their children and how they keep them protected.


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Adele explained: "We believe really that the sun gives life, it doesn't take it.

"A lot of people believe the myth that the sun gives you the big C.

"But in reality the sunscreen that most people use contains carcinogens so if anything its the sun creams that are causing the problems and dehydration."

Instead the parents controversially take 'sensible sun precautions' such as moving into the shade and covering up when the sun gets too hot.

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On top of that, the pair like to participate in a method called gradual sun exposure.

Where they slowly build up their exposure to the sun throughout the year so that your body will 'produce its natural protection.'

Matt claimed building up your sun exposure was like going to the gym.

They also revealed they didn't wear sunglasses as it prevents the sun from reaching your pineal gland which they claim is important for a lot of functions in the body.

However, Healthline says the functions of the pineal gland are not fully understood.

The NHS website states you should: "Spend time in the shade when the sun is strongest. In the UK, this is between 11am and 3pm from March to October.

"Make sure you: spend time in the shade between 11am and 3pm, make sure you never burn, cover up with suitable clothing and sunglasses, take extra care with children and use at least factor 30 sunscreen."

It also states that sun exposure is the number one cause of skin cancer.

The couple has raised eyebrows in the past after Adele gave birth to her children with no medical intervention, which she revealed in a documentary with Barcroft TV.

Matt revealed: "We did receive some very interesting messages such as 'What if your choices end up in your child being born dead?'

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"Which then added to our own stress."

Adele had a lotus birth, which consists of the placenta staying attached to the baby until it falls off naturally.

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