The first rays of spring are finally here and with them comes precisely the time when it is necessary to think about sun protection. No, not only the chemical and harmful filters that you will find in the composition of common sunscreens will protect you from UV radiation. As always, there is a pleasant and natural alternative that, together with our tips and tricks, will protect you from head to toe and you will be able to enjoy a healthy stay under the beloved sun. Get inspired; it's different. Easy and natural!
Tip no. 1: Vitamin D
You would like to protect yourself from the sun, so it's time to expose regularly to create vitamin D in your body. The vitamin, the body produces, thanks to sun exposure. Imagine that it even helps protect from the sun! That's why it is the time for spring walks, coffee in outdoor cafes and gardens or a spring running routine. Collect the rays to have enough vitamin D; it's easy. As a bonus, you also collect endorphins. Sun will put a smile on your face.
Tip number 2: Clothes and Accessories
Another protective feature is a relatively trivial matter; your clothes. The most protective fabric is cotton, so avoid synthetic clothes on sunny days. Cotton is pleasant, natural and functions as a shield against UV radiation. However, you also need to add accessories to your clothes, not only to look good but for maximum protection. The most fragile areas are the head, ears, shoulders and neck. A beautiful trendy straw hat, cotton scarf and sunglasses should not get lost in your wardrobe.
Tip number 3: Physical Filters
Not all filters are alike. While synthetic filters can enter the body, physical filters remain on the skin and reflect UV radiation like a mirror. They are composed of zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Both of these filters are suitable for use, but we recommend avoiding nanoparticles. Nanoparticles can also enter the body. Although the specific risks are still unconfirmed, it is therefore not clear whether mineral filters are safe as nanoparticles. It's safer to stick with those tried and tested mineral sunscreens that do not contain nanoparticles. Ideally, natural suncare should also contain aloe vera extract or juice, because this plant has moisturising, regenerating and cooling effects on the skin. It protects the skin from drying out in the sun. In short, it's an excellent duo for adequate sun protection.
Tip number 4: Avoid the Frying Hours
Although the strongest sun and sunbathing go hand in hand, it is also the most dangerous time to expose your skin. Frying time is typically between 11 and 15 o'clock. Do not fry yourself! It is still pleasant and efficient to sunbathe outside these hours. When exposed to the sun, the body produces melanin which causes desired change in skin colour. This magic only happens for a limited time, so it's enough to sunbathe for half an hour each day. You will not get significantly more tanned by sunbathing all day. On the contrary, you run a risk of accelerating skin ageing or worse, skin damage.
Tip number 5: start inside
Healthy body, proper defence. Yes, the body can do great things and can even protect itself from UV radiation. If you want to prepare your summer defences, there are some tricks to help you with that. You should drink green or matcha tea. Add other antioxidants to your favourite cold drink. They protect the body from free radicals. Besides, eat some foods that contain carotenoids. For example, treat yourself with watermelon or fresh organic tomatoes. Gazpacho is another excellent addition to your diet. Walnuts and chia seeds are great for building your summer defences as they contain omega 3 fatty acids. There are many other ingredients to add to your diet but let's think about what not to eat. Processed foods and sugars can promote inflammation in the body – therefore, replace them with honest food such as fruits and vegetables. Add a healthy drinking regime, and your date with the sun can begin!
In our portfolio, you will find suncare which we love. Biosolis is entirely natural and certified organic skincare. Because we are primarily concerned with the health of you and your skin, we tested honestly on our skins. You found your answer if you are looking for gentle natural sunscreens with the content of mineral filters, which are suitable for children, adults, and even the most sensitive skin. Let the sun become your friend. Forever.