We all know that it’s important to get out in the sun as much as possible to get your recommended dose of Vitamin D and increase seratonin levels. It’s equally important to use sun protection every day to stop your skin absorbing harmful rays and to protect against burning whilst reducing the risk of skin disease or cancer.
You can protect your skin by covering up as much as possible while outside and seeking the shade. It’s also important to use sunscreen every day to limit the damage done by the sun. It’s a common myth that people with darker skin don’t need to use as much or any sun cream – this is absolutely not the case as sun cream is the only thing that can protect your skin against harmful UVA and UVB rays.
Mineral sun cream is a great way to protect your skin if you prefer products with fewer ingredients. Regular sun cream is made with ingredients that protect your skin by absorbing the suns rays, whereas mineral sun cream reflects them. Mineral sun creams are made with zinc oxide and titanium oxide, and offer protection from both UVA and UVB rays – which is something you definitely want from your sun protection.
Traditionally people didn’t like using mineral sun cream because it left white residue on their skin. This isn’t the case anymore, advances in technology have meant the mineral particles can be just as effective at a smaller size and are no longer visible.
If you want to give mineral sun cream a try, have a look at our ranges from natural beauty brand Green People, Alba Botanica, We Love the Planet and Shade for some zero waste options too.
We’re thrilled to welcome Jess Efford of Waterless Ltd – who make our great products Nilaqua and Zerreau – for this guest post about ethical festival fun.
Are you all set for your summer festival, but have you thought about what impact this has on the environment? Noise pollution, electricity, litter, nature, the list is endless. Festivals can only do so much with recycling, however here are some top tips to help you do your bit…. Continue reading How to have an ethical festival
The sun as actually shining as I write this, so maybe this is our only day of ‘summer’ (even thought it’s not technically summer yet). Regardless, we’re feeling summery and ready for weekends in the garden, whether on our own with a good book or having a BBQ with friends! Enjoy ethical outdoor living with our product picks. Continue reading Outdoor Living
The weather might not know it yet, but it’s almost Summer! I know it’s true the temperature doesn’t really get very high here in the UK, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays! If your sun care often slips, learn why it’s important here. Continue reading How Important is Sun Protection?
Choosing a shade for my nails is a painstaking process, it’s probably more difficult than actually painting my nails! There are so many different brands, and then they each have so many different colours and finishes – how can you decide? Well, the first decision should probably be an ethical nail polish, and would you believe it we have some great ones for sale, and a fantastic natural nail polish remover you’ll love.
Continue reading Vegan Nail Polish Ideal for Summer
The days are longer and the sun is shining more often than not – Summer is finally on its way! Is your garden ready for all those barbecues, gatherings and sun bathing you’re going to be doing? You’ve probably seen the vast amount of seeds, accessories and bird houses we have on offer, but have you had a look at our garden furniture? Continue reading Get Your Garden Ready for Summer with Sustainable Garden Furniture
With Summer fast approaching it’s time to think about sun protection for you and your family. Of course it’s important to use sun protection all year round, but it’s especially needed during the hotter months when the sun is high and the sky is clear. While finding the highest sun protection for our family is the number one factor when it comes to choosing sun protection, we also have to look at how those products affect our planet. Continue reading Protect your skin this Summer with Green People