Looking to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, the natural way? Here are some tips from us to you!
Whilst it can be tempting to strip off and lie in the sun in your swimwear, this exposes very delicate parts of your body to potentially damaging sunlight. You should cover up, sticking to natural fabrics such as cotton, linen, and silk. These fabrics allow you to stay cool and your skin to breathe, while shielding you from rays that can cause burns. Oh, and don’t forget to wear a wide-brimmed hat to shade your face, neck, and ears as well!
Stay in the shade
If possible, stay in the shade and avoid spending too much time in the sun. Also, be careful around water and sand as both of these surfaces can reflect the suns rays onto you, even if you are not in it directly. Even if you are in the shade, you need to be wearing sunglasses that have 99% to 100% UV absorption so they provide optimum protection for your eyes.
Children should avoid direct sunshine, especially babies under 1 year old. Adults should try to stay out of the sun between 10am-4pm when the sun is at its strongest and should only spend a maximum of 30 minutes in direct sunlight at any time.
Observe the shadow rule
If you are outside in the sun and your shadow is shorter than you are tall, then the rays of the sun are at their strongest and you should find shade as quickly as possible.
Sun cream should be a part of your everyday skincare routine. After washing your face in the morning, you should apply it to every exposed part of skin including your face, neck, ears, and hands. You should aim to use at least a factor 25, even if it is cloudy outside, to ensure that your skin is protected. High levels of protection does not have to mean lots of chemicals, instead, check out of wonderful range of all-natural sun creams which provide high levels of sun protection in recyclable, plastic free containers.