Information on Sun Protection
We all love to enjoy basking outside when it’s hot - but like so much of what we enjoy, it’s not necessarily the best thing for us! It’s of incredible importance that we all take care of our skin before we lie in the sun. Sun protection is a holiday essential, but any time it’s bright out slathering on some SPF is a smart move. All manner of products are now available, from a tradition sun cream to a transparent spray to a targeted stick. You can simply and easily find the best product for you, from one of the many alternatives out there.
Why Do I Need Sun Protection?
We all need to spend some time in the sun, to stimulate our bodies’ Vitamin D synthesis: but at the same time, we’re exposing ourselves to UV radiation that we need protecting from. Too much sun exposure can in fact damage skin cell’s DNA, potentially leading to skin cancer. In the short run, you’re running the risk of an ouchy, red and sore sunburn that’ll leave you wincing! Sunscreen with an SPF is so important for healthy, radiant skin.
Is Organic Sun Protection An Option?
Sure, it is! Increasing appreciation for both our environment and our own skin is leading to experts developing botanically based, naturally derived skincare products. And if you’re taking steps to go organic in the rest of your skincare, why wouldn’t you want to bring that into your sun protection too? It’s estimated that if you swim in the sea with sunscreen on, 25% of the ingredients end up in the ocean. Keeping yourself safe doesn’t have to mean putting chemicals into the water. Organic, vegan and cruelty-free certifications are becoming increasingly significant. You can work with natural factors to care for yourself and the planet!
What’s The Best Product For Me?
We all think about sun creams and remember that chalky white layer we were covered in through our childhoods. But experts have rebalanced the formulation with refined nanoparticle technology, to be easily absorbed without streaks. If you want to be able to apply whenever you want without worrying about clothes, a transparent spray is super easy and convenient, and now available in the full range of SPF strengths. A targeted stick is perfect for applying to your face. While we’re speaking of the face - look out for foundations, lipsticks and other products with an SPF rating, so that skin is cared for all the time.
Is There A Healthy Way To Tan?
Unfortunately, the reality is that every sun tan is a sign of damage. The darker your natural bronze, the more risk you’re at. But if you really want a sun-kissed glow, the faking-it options are endless! There are now more and more organic, vegan and natural options out there, so that you can get the look you want while keeping your skin optimally healthy. Don’t risk a burn - combine sun protection with a self tanning regime, and look the way you want with confidence.