5 natural ways to protect you from the sun

In addition to the sunscreen recommended for outdoor use, you can make your own suncreen from natural ingredients such as fruits or essential oils.

To avoid the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays, especially in summer, you should use sunscreen. However, if your exposure to sun is not long, you can use self-made sunscreen.

1. Green tea


Green tea contains caffeine, which helps to tighten the skin on face and reduce puffiness. In addition, green tea cleanses the skin and does not make your skin oily. In particular, antioxidants in green tea can prevent the damage of free radicals and reverse some of the effects of sun damage such as inflammation or poor skin elasticity.

For these reasons, green tea can be a great sunscreen if you are not exposed to the sun for more than a few minutes. If you want to look beautiful from the inside out, every afternoon, you can also drink a cup of tea and relax for about half an hour.

2. Coconut oil, almond oil and olive oil


Using oil to protect your skin against the sun's rays seems to be quite not effective. However, the combination of some natural oils really helps you to be confident when going out on sunny days. Some of the most commonly used oils such as coconut oil, almond oil and olive oil, have an SPF of 2-15.

However, if you use essential oil which has low SPF, it will not be a substitute for sunscreen. Thus, you can try a moisturizer and sunscreen specially being formulated to help protect the skin.

3. Raspberry oil and carrot seed oil


Both raspberry oil and carrot seed oil contain very high natural SPF (28-50), which is not inferior to sunscreens. Raspberry oil and carrot seed oil contain vitamins A, E and fatty acids that are powerful elements to protect the skin against the harmful effects of both UVA and UVB rays.

To make your own sunscreen from these oils, you can simply mix the ingredients in equal proportions. When the mixture is cooled, put in a bottle, covered and it can be carried with you.

4. Food


In addition to external sunscreen, you can actually protect the sun from the inside thanks to natural foods like watermelon, papaya, grapefruit, radish, carrot, tomato and red bell peppers. These fruits contain carotenoids that act as a sunscreen.

Pomegranate can protect you from UV rays by enhancing the outer layers of the skin. Therefore, you should store pomegranates in the refrigerator to make the fruit salad at any time.

5. Water

The most important thing in protecting your skin from the harmful effects of UVA and UVB rays is to keep the skin moist. Therefore, you should drink water even if you do not feel thirsty. Thanks to water, you will stay healthy.

By: Alan Smith

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