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Keep Cool, Skin Protection

Updated: Mar 11, 2023

Are you planning that next getaway to enjoy some sun, sea, and sand? Don't let the dream become a nightmare with getting sunburn. As the Aussies say slip, slap, slop! Did you know sun cream contains toxic and damaging chemicals? Now a little older and wiser, I am interested and intrigued by the many Eco-friendly, natural skin care solutions. Have you heard that eating carrots and tomato's helps your skin cope with direct sun better? Here's more on skin care protection, so you can enjoy that dream getaway.

Natural Sun Skin Used in Madagascar ©MDHarding

Natural Skin Protection For All The Family

Sun Awareness Week

This year from the 6th of May to the 12th of May is Sun Awareness Week, the aim of this week is to raise awareness of the dangers of long exposure to the sun, and to promote safety when outside.

For more information and events click here.

History of Suncream

Truth About Sunscreen

SolarVis Technology

A couple of years ago I came across this incredible invention - SolarVis Technology Wrist Band

  • Perfect for holidays, outdoor sports, or if you are out and about in the sun all-day

  • Changes colour to indicate to the user to apply more sun cream works in the sea.

This was me trying it out in India where temperatures can reach 40 degrees (104 Fahrenheit). As you can see the white fibres have started to change colour, indicating more sun protection is required.

There are a few on the market which are for daily use only. This one continues to work much longer and is also machine washable.

what do you think?

SolarVis Technology in India ©MDHarding

Sun Protection Clothing

Did you know that sun-protective clothing is even a thing? A few years ago I came across Craghoppers clothing. They specialise in travel and leisure clothing with not only sun protection but also mosquito repellent!

I don't travel anywhere now without my solarshield and nosilife protective clothing.

Did you know the solarshield clothing provides up to UPF50+ from harmful UV rays? So you can get out and enjoy the sunshine without taking risks.

The clothing is lightweight, easy to wash, and drys very quickly. The trousers are waterproof, ideal for hiking, smart for playing golf, and comfortable for those long-haul flights.

The mid-season sale is now on with up to 40% off including best-selling products. Traveling to an exotic location with mosquitos don't miss the nosiLife clothing.

Natural Sunscreen Recipe

Like most, I am now looking for eco-friendly ways to travel and protect myself. I am excited to share with you Living A Life Less Toxic by Faith Canter. Included is not only a recipe for natural sunscreen but many other products we use on a daily basis.

The ingredients include almond or olive oil, coconut oil, and beeswax.

Have you tried this or any other natural sunscreen recipe? Please do share your thoughts and comments.

Nourish & Flourish Travel Remedies

Don't miss the webinar on natural travel remedies taking place this June by the lovely Fiona Morris at Nourish & Flourish.

For more information and how to sign up - Click Here.

I hope you have enjoyed reading, If you have please share. Sharing is caring! Until next time, happy travels:) x

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