Friday, 2 January 2015

Natural Sun Care

OK, I know it's January and it's absolutely freezing in England so this post is probably not best placed. But I do know that some lucky people might head off to get some winter sun, and as SPF is important all year round here we go...

I did some Yoga training in the beautiful Bali last November. As Bali is close to the equator it was absolutely boiling and the sun was much stronger than I was used to. I've started to gravitate towards more natural and organic skincare and bodycare products of late. As the skin is the largest organ I didn't fancy slathering it with too many chemicals. Where possible I try to avoid products with SLS, and Parabens.


In Bali I used the Green People sun lotion with tan accelerator. I have been known to get heat rash on holidays. My teen holidays didn't tend to end with a holiday romance as I would progressively turn into an itchy, red mess! This SPF was so kind to my sensitive skin and I didn't break out once. I also used their amazing Hydrating After Sun. It had a fresh minty smell and the Aloe Vera certainly soothed my skin. I kept using this once I returned and since I've been back a few people have commented on how my tan has lasted.


I didn't go on a summer holiday last year so before I flew over to Bali I was decidedly pale. I fancied a bit of colour but wanted to stick with natural bodycare. After a bit of searching on the web I found that the Lavera Self-Tanning Lotion had some great reviews. I bought it. I love it. This lotion gives you a lovely light, natural glow, which can be built up with further applications. The only think I wasn't so enamoured with was the scent, but thankfully that didn't linger. I used this on both my face and body and was really pleased with the results. Happy travels.


The background for the product image is from Paperchase 

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