Natural sun protection

importancia de la protección solar

Ultraviolet radiation, one of the ranges of radiation that reaches us in sunlight, has very harmful effects on the cells of our skin. Damage that we can reduce with a good natural cosmetics with sun protection. There are other ways of protection against ultraviolet rays, according to new scientific research from the Open University of Catalonia, and this new way is diet. Foods such as extra virgin olive oil, nuts and blue fish; sardines, anchovies… play a role in protecting the skin, protecting it and regenerating it.

If you are looking for a good sunscreen, look no further. In our Las Rozas shop in Madrid and in our online shop you can buy fantastic sun creams, lip protection, body lotion with sun protection and anti-wrinkle creams with sun protection. In addition, in our blog you will find a lot of recipes to make your own cosmetics. Fantastic ingredients for your natural cosmetics.

How to make homemade sunscreen

In our kitchen we have natural and ecological products that we do not give them the performance that we can. With them you can make fantastic natural cosmetics creams, soaps, gels, shampoos with ingredients such as extra virgin olive oil, raw honey, aloe vera … with spectacular properties for the skin.

Now we are going to give you a fantastic recipe for the elaboration of your cream with sun protection. Now you will have no excuse not to use a sunscreen that will also protect you against aging.

Ingredients:

  • Half a cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • One-quarter cup coconut oil
  • One-quarter cup beeswax
  • Two tablespoons of zinc oxide. Two spoonfuls correspond to sun protection factor 10, and so on in a direct proportion
  • Lavender Essential Oil

Method of preparation:

1. Put the extra virgin olive oil, the beeswax and the coconut oil in a casserole.

2. Once the wax has melted and the mixture is homogeneous, add the essential oil of lavender.

3. Then pour the tablespoons of cinz according to the level of protection you want to give your sunscreen.

Sunscreens for the face

The face next to the chest are usually the parts of the body that we have to take care of the most. In addition to protecting against the sun’s rays, using these sunscreens also protects against the effects of aging.

In our shop we offer you the following sunscreens with sun protection.

Organic olive oil anti-wrinkle cream

 

Photo 1: Basket with natural cosmetics products

Power supply and solar protection

Olive oil, nuts and fish are very favourable for the skin due to their high content of healthy fats, vitamins E and other antioxidants that help strengthen the cell membranes of our epidermis, as commented Alicia Aguilar, director of the master’s degree in Nutrition and Health at the Open University of Catalonia. “Antioxidants help repair and minimize the negative oxidative effects of the sun’s ultraviolet rays on our cells.

However, most of the products of the Mediterranean diet; legumes, fruits, vegetables and the aforementioned, extra virgin olive oil and nuts, contain a large amount of antioxidants that block the negative oxidizing effects caused by ultraviolet rays and others caused by other substances, and even caused by the same body in its combustion process to achieve energy. Anyway, diet is not a substitute for sun creams, it is a complement to sun creams. We should never enjoy the sun without using these protections.

Another of the fundamental things that we must do in summer is to hydrate ourselves, to drink at least more than two liters of water a day, to drink it even if we are not thirsty and to include foods rich in water such as watermelons, melons, vegetables, cold soups, gazpacho, tigernut milk, lemon juice, etc.

According to Ález Vidal, professor and nutritionist at the Open University of Catalonia, a safe and clear way to know if we are well hydrated is if when we urinate, this is clear and odorless, ie very transparent. This will indicate a good hydration.

For the skin to recover from the damage of the sun’s ultraviolet rays, it is essential that our diet is rich in foods rich in antioxidants, such as vitamin E, vitamin C and provitamin A, beta-carotene.

Therefore, extra virgin olive oil, fruits and vegetables are essential in our diet, and among the fruits, the best are those that have orange, purple and reddish colors: oranges, cherries, blackberries, blueberries, carrots, tomatoes, medlars, etc..

 

Source:

El periódico Huffington Post. El aceite de oliva, los frutos secos y el pescado mejoran la exposición al sol. http://www.huffingtonpost.es/ 4 de agosto del 2017.

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