Recipes and Tips to Try at Home
To protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun, while still allowing it to absorb the beneficial vitamin D, consider natural sunscreen. Oils such as red raspberry seed oil and carrot seed oil make excellent sunscreen ingredients. Combine them with coconut oil, shea butter, and zinc oxide to create a superb protective layer. Store this mixture in a glass jar and apply it generously before you are exposed to the sun.
You can also try adding a bit of zinc oxide to your preferred day cream, mix well and apply as usual. Make sure to still cover up when out in the sun and stay in the shade, UV rays are harmful and cause premature aging of skin, especially the delicate facial area!
Using a natural alternative to bug repellent is a smart move as well. This is easily achieved by using essential oils known to repel bugs and then combining them with apple cider vinegar. Citronella, lemongrass, or tea tree work extraordinarily well.
Mix up a half-cup of vinegar with 30 or so drops of your oil of choice, and then pour it into a refillable spray bottle. Play with proportions until it’s just right for you.
Nezza Natural Products to Get You Through the Canadian Summer
When you set out to make natural alternatives to traditional sunscreens and bug sprays, be sure to look to Nezza Naturals for all your DIY supplies, such as raspberry seed oil and zinc oxide.
You can also find pre-made natural sunscreens with varying SPF ratings, as well as SPF lip balms, bug repellant, and after sun care on our website.
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