Since this season thrills most of us to go outside and enjoy, exploring the sunny day is one of the favorite past time nowadays. Besides, another reason to enjoy sun is the daily dose of Vitamin D. There are a number of drugstore and beauty store that showcase the range of choices of products that are known to protect our skin from the harmful rays of the sun.
Considering the Greenhouse effect, exposing ourselves under the sun has become more harmful nowadays and it is our duty to do things would protect ourselves from the skin-related disease that can be caused by UV rays. Prominent brands are well known for a variety of sunscreen-containing products that extend not only to lotions, but also to beauty products.
Even though these companies give many evidences that their products are effective, you might not have known that you can also have sun protection using common products right from your own home. Commercial products should not be the only way to protect yourself from the harmful rays from the sun. Try a homemade sunscreen to protect your skin naturally.
Check your room and look for these ingredients that are surely common. Essential oils, butters, and other natural ingredients can be used as a sunscreen, like the following:
- Shea butter. A very popular skin care product is not only effective to make skin smooth and supple, but it alos protects skin naturally. (SPF 4-6)
- Vitamin E Oil. This vitamin oil nourishes and moisturizes the skin. But aside from that, it can also help to preserve homemade sunscreens.
- Zinc oxide. This is an effective way to block a broad spectrum of sun’s rays. This is non-toxic and non-irritating, so do it a try next time. (SPF 2-20)
- Eucalyptus oil. This essential oil can protect you from the sun’s rays by its natural low SPF.
- Lavender oil. Another essential oil that can do good to the skin. Lavender oil is great for soothing and repairing damaged skin.
- Coconut oil. Also contains sunscreen of about SPF 4-6.
So, the next time you are ready to plunge into a refreshing beach or pool outdoor while the sun is already up, there is no need to look for expensive commercial sunscreen. Make use of the natural and safe ingredients to protect you skin from the sun!
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