Four Natural Steps for Healthier Summer Skin
With summer on the way, it becomes imperative to take diligent care of our skin, particularly in regions like New Zealand and Australia, where UV damage awareness is high. However, sunburn incidents are still a common sight. Let's forego the lectures and instead explore three natural steps for healthier summer skin.
- Certified Organic Aloe Vera Gel - Nature's Ultimate Sunburn Relief
For instant hydration and cooling relief, few things beat the clear, cooling gel from a freshly-cut Aloe plant. Our certified organic Aloe Gel, enhanced with certified organic Calendula tea and certified organic Lavender Hydrosol, harnesses the power of these pure, organic ingredients to minimise damage and enhance the skin's repair process. Apply liberally and consistently for optimal results. (For even greater cooling and soothing powers, store your certified organic Aloe Vera Gel in the fridge.)
- Certified Organic Lavender True - The Soothing Essential Oil
Lavender True is renowned for its calming and healing properties, especially on burns. It can be applied directly to small burns or added to Aloe Vera Gel for larger areas. Alternatively, enjoy its benefits in a tepid bath, as a body spray, or mixed with your favourite moisturiser or body oil.
- Certified Organic Avocado Oil - Rapid Skin Rehydration
Rich in nourishing minerals and lipids, our certified organic Avocado Oil quickly absorbs into the skin, leaving it softer and more supple. It contains natural UV protection and antioxidants that combat sun damage. For added relief and aroma, mix with a drop of Lavender.
- Jojoba Oil: Golden – Natural Protective Barrier
Jojoba oil (a liquid wax) offers natural sun protection due to its ability to mimic the skin's natural oils. Rich in antioxidants, notably Vitamin E, it creates a protective barrier against UV rays, reducing the risk of sunburn and premature aging. This lightweight, non-greasy oil is an excellent base to apply under your sunscreen to protect your skin and lock in moisture.
It’s also very important to wear sunscreen. When it comes to choosing a natural sunscreen, be cautious. The sunscreen industry has recently seen changes in legislation to protect consumers from misleading information. Look for broad-spectrum sunscreens and those with natural antioxidants like Vitamin E and C. Certain essential oils, like Lavender, offer antioxidant benefits as well.
Be mindful of harmful sunscreen ingredients such as Paba, Vitamin A, Oxybenzone, and nanotechnology. Always read labels carefully and opt for reputable sources with transparent information.
And don’t forget to wear a hat, seek shade, and drink plenty of water when you’re out frolicking in the sun.
Once you’ve got all these bases covered, you’ll be set for a wonderful skin-safe summer.