Protecting your skin from the sun is very important. The sun can damage and prematurely age your skin as well as cause cancer. It is important to not only wear suncreen but protective clothing and gear like hats and glasses.
Picking a sunscreen can be hard, especially since so many of them are full of harsh chemicals. So what are the best and most natural options available?
Badger Balm– This is one of my all time favorites. They use non-nano particle zinc oxide and have SPF’s ranging from 15 to 35. They even have a bug repellent sun screen!
Miessence– This is a great sunscreen with a lower SPF at 15 (third parties rated it at 29.5 though). It uses at least 70% certified organic ingredients and the rest are naturally produced minerals it contains no synthetic chemicals or GMO’s.
Green Beaver- Here is another certified organic sunscreen. They have a face, and spray version available!
Be sure and get a good pair of sunglasses, here is what the EWG’s Sun Safety Campaign has to say about how to pick the best sunglasses.
Buy a good pair of general-purpose medium to dark sunglasses with large lenses and wraparound design (Health Canada 2010). UV can enter the eyes from the side. As well, light shining from a source behind the head can be reflected off the inner surface of sunglasses and into the eyes, making the shape of the curved sunglasses particularly important (Behar-Cohen 2014). Daily-use outdoor sunglasses should block 60 to 92 percent of visible light and UVA rays and 95 to 99 percent of UVB rays.
Wear sunglasses from morning to night.
Wear a wide-brimmed hat or visor and avoid bright midday sunlight.
Don’t wear lightly-tinted “cosmetic” sunglasses when outdoors. They do not protect the eyes sufficiently.
Don’t wear sunglasses made for prolonged sun exposure for driving because they are deeply tinted and can block up to 97 percent of visible light, 98.5 percent of UVA rays and at least 99 percent of UVB rays. Overly dark lenses interfere with the driver’s view of traffic signs and signals.
Have fun and be safe in the sun!
Look out for the next part of our Summer Essentials Series “DIY Sunburn Spray”.
2 Moms Natural Skin Care is so excited to be selling a new product line Miessence. This line is certified organic. Many of it’s products are certified food grade organic which means you could technically eat them! They use the freshest ingredients possible and none of the ingredients are exposed to synthetic chemicals. They do not use water in their products instead they use aloe vera so that their products are not tainted with any of the chemicals in tap water.
All of their products are made fresh every month then delivered straight to your door. They do not use any fillers so the products are muchmore potent than others on the market. They may be a little on the pricey side but in my mind it is totally worth it for the quality of ingredients and the openess of their company.
I will be putting up a whole section about the company and the products soon, until then if you have any questions just ask me and I will be glad to answer.
This is a great recipe for those with acne prone or dry peeling skin. Pineapple is high in salicylic acid and other enzymes that help exfoliate your skin and break down dead skin cells. It almost acts as a light skin peel and moisturizes your skin too. I use this mask once a week and it has helped my skin so much, it has almost completely stopped my breakouts!
Here is what you’ll need.
1/2 Pineapple cubed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
Put all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until it forms a runny paste. Apply to clean damp skin and let it sit for ten to fifteen minutes and then rinse off.