Protect your skin from the sun – the organic way

Written by on June 10, 2013 in Beauty, Body & Mind - Comments Off on Protect your skin from the sun – the organic way

With summer around the corner, we spend quite a bit of time getting our summer body in shape by exercising, scrubbing, waxing, toenail polishing and picking out the most fashionable and flattering beachwear. A good summer look is not to be sniffed at; however, we sometimes tend to forget a very important step in our preparation for the big summer battle: finding the right sunscreen.

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When choosing a sunscreen, keep a few things in mind:
– look for both UVA and UVB protection and a 5 star rating
– try to avoid chemical sun filters as they are linked to hormone disrupting and cancer; the alternative is mineral sun filters
– pick the right SPF: preferably SPF 30; the fairer your skin, the higher your SPF should be.

We did some research for you to save you time. Here are some good organic sunscreens:

1. For the whole family: Original Sprout Face & Body SPF 24 – £14.95

little sproutWorry-free luxury for the entire family. This natural, organic, 100% vegan biodegradable sunscreen is suitable for both adults and kids. Ideal for sensitive, dry or acne-prone skin as it preserves moisture without greasiness. And we love this bonus: it contains organic rosemary to repel insects. Available at John Lewis.

2. Anti-aging: Desert Essence Organics Mineral Sunscreen – £11.05

desert essenceThis lovely sunscreen not only protects yours skin, it makes it better. Vitamin E reduces the appearance of wrinkles, Grape Seed Extract helps prevent signs of aging and Pomegranate Extract supports healthy skin tone and texture. Available at Vitamin Grocer.

3. For the sports and water lovers: COOLA Sport SPF 45 – £20.57

Coola sportEven when you are in the water all day or hitting tennis balls, you can protect yourself in a good way.

This moisturizing sunscreen is sweat and water resistant. Contains antioxidant extracts like Ginseng, Evening Primrose and Arnica that help sooth and rejuvenate the skin without giving you a white glow like some waterproof sunscreens do. Endorsed by the American Lifeguard Association.

4. For the lobsters: Yes To Cucumbers After Sun Serum – £7.99

yes to cucumbersOne of our favourite organic brands, Yes To has a great cucumber range that soothes the skin. So when you did stay in the sun for too long, indulge your poor lobster tanned skin with this lovely cooling serum. Yes to Cucumbers Natural After-Sun Serum is formulated with Aloe, Sea Kelp, and Green Tea to soothe and gently nourish skin that has had a bit too much fun in the sun.  This naturally calming serum helps keep sun-kissed skin smooth, protected, and glowy with the power of Mica, a mineral powder that  reflects light and add shimmer. Available in the US, we haven’t spotted it in the UK yet. You can buy other soothing products of this range though at MyPure.

 

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Charlotte

Founder of Allmygoodness. True believer in the goodness way of life. Sustainability & communications consultant. Foodie. Mother of a girl and twin boys.