We’ve been waiting for the sun like all year around, so when it showed up, we all ran sunbathing by the lake for hours. For most of us, its rich vitamin D raylights fuels us with good vibes. Also, who doesn’t like a tan? We have been told that sun is foolish and that we should protect our skin with thousands of creams and so on. Everything is moderation and how we handle it.
- Cruciferous veggies (all cabbage type, broccoli, some leafy greens): have them! Their antioxydant prevents from UV raylights.
- Superfoods superpowers! Spirulina and chlorella protects your skin as well as your eyes thanks to their astaxanthine amount.
- Watermelon, papaya and grapefruit are rich in lycopene which protects from sunburn.
Try to pick a mineral based cream (zinc oxide or titanium dioxide), avoiding chemicals (especially oxybenzone and octocrylene). Then, the SPF level does not represent the degree of protection but its duration.
Do it yourself!
Ingredients and ustensils
- a double boiler
- a kitchen scale
- a mask
- a recipient
- 90g coconut oil
- a carrier oil (apricot oil for its beta carotene or almond oil for its vitamin E)
- 28.5g beeswax
- 27.5g shea butter
- 40g zinc oxide (please use a non-nano one)
- ½ teaspoon vitamin E
- Place your glass bowl on the kitchen scale, add all the ingredients except zinc oxide.
- Place your glass bowl over the pot, leave simmering until ingredients melt, you can whisk the mixture to help.
- Leave out the bowl and wipe off the condensed water.
- Place bowl on the scale again, add slowly the zinc oxide, that’s when you may use your mask, as it smells.
- Whisk the mixture several times, pour the mixture in the recipient of your choice. Leave it to settle a few minutes. For more info regarding this recipe, click here.
Aloe vera, always and forever.