May sees the start of consistently warmer weather and with it Sunscreen Day on the 28th of this month! An excellent annual reminder to ramp up your sun protection as we move into Summer.
Getting some exposure to the sun is a great way to help your body create Vitamin D. You don’t need to do anything other than simply be outside and your skin will convert the UVB rays into healthy and essential vitamins.
Exposure to the sun shouldn’t mean exposure to damage from the sun’s rays. Prevention is better than cure, so you should take precautions to combat the harmful effects of the sun rather than trying to treat damage afterwards. Sun damage is not always immediately visible, so you should prepare before sitting out in the sun, not wait until you feel the burn.
Avoiding intense midday heat is recommended, and seeking out shady areas to avoid extended periods of exposure. When you are in the sun though, many products can help combat the effects of sun damage. We are huge advocates of making your own skincare products to avoid applying unnecessary ingredients and harsh chemicals onto your skin. If you’re wondering how to protect skin from the sun and pollution naturally, these do-it-yourself recipes harness the power of natural ingredients to give you protection.