Dear Diary 😊
The summer is “just around the corner “, with long sunny days, strong sun and the very importen sunprotection 🌞
The sun is lovely, warm and an importen source to energy, and vitamins….and its also defrosting my skeleton 😉after a bit cold winter.
But the sun can also do damage for the skin, be an factor for skin-cancer, sun-burn….and also give this nice wrinkles that comes with the age, an deeper effect for the skin.
I like to spend time in the sun👙👒🌞,- but I m careful with the sun, more now then when I was younger😔,- and I m using sun-factor in the sun,- normally factor 30.
Sun-factor is important for your skin 😊 🌞 (this is me playing with “sun-colours ” at my photos) 😊
I have been afflicted with sun- eczema for some years, – specifically in the beginning of the summer, and I didn’t needed to be in the sun for a long time before I did get the eczema. I did try different sun- creams, different sun- factors,- but still got the eczema,- special over my chest. Until I did started with betacarotena a couple of months before the Summerseson.
Its different statements about the use of betacarotena,- like it is with many other things. Betacarotena does not effect the pores in the skin, but has an effect on the skin-fat in the skin and the skin-cells, and it also convert vitamin A. Vitamin A is, among other things, is good for the sight. And, yes, you get an other color in the skin when you use betacarotena,- a golden orange-dark yellow color. Its looks like the colour is brown,- but its not. This color is on your outside and inside of your body. (In my body too, when I use betacarotena 😅).
Insted of eating betacarotena- pills some months before the summer I can be better of eating carrots, sweet potato, broccoli, spinat and papaya on daily basis and regular during the whole year 🥕🥔🍊. I do eat this fruits and vegetables,- but are not very conscious when I do it,- and I can absolutely be better😊.
And when I was pregnant with Fabian I did have a “kick” for carrots and oranges 🍊🥕,- and when he was born he had a nice golden color in his skin. The doctors did think he had jaundice,- and also did checked him for this,- but he didnt have it. It was all my cattor-eating during the pregnancy 😊😅
To be a bit more conscious for eating this kind of fruit and vegetables it will actually give me a more naturally protecting, and this fruits and vegetables has also a high level of antioxidants,- so I will get both,- protection for sun- eczema and a lots of antioxidants 😊
Sun-care: factor 30 for my face and body, sunhat for my face and hair, sunglasses for my eyes….and factor 15 or 30 as an bodylotion during the summer,- when I m not spending time in the sun,- but still will be around in the sun🌞….and a box betacarotena….for my sun-eczema.
Like I did mention,- I normally use factor 30 in the sun. But there are days when I m actually not out in the sun, but still will be affected by the sun,- and then I can use factor 15 as an bodylotion and also protecting for my skin😊
Coconut oil 🌰
Did you know that clean coconut oil is sun- factor 30?
I have tried and test it out,- but just in my home when I was in the sun on my balcony, and also at the pool. And it seems that it can be correct. (but I can be wrong). At least my skin did “behaved ” at the same way as when I m using sun-cream with factor 30.
I haven’t try coconut oil at the beach yet, and I m proberly not going to do it rather. Because its oil,- and for me,- oil and beach is something I m very careful with. Its a lots of reflection from the ocean,- much more then from the water in the pool. And this reflection and oil is not always a very good combination for my skin. I dont take the chance to mix this two parts togheter,- I use coconut oil at my home,- and as an protection bodylotion with factor 30. Coconut oil makes my skin soft and “smooth” 😊🌰.
Coconut oil- good for my skin 😊
Alovera as aftersun
Its also important to give your skin moisture after spending time in the sun. A good treatment after hours in the warm and nice sun. The sun dry out your skin, and dry skin-well,- it can give a bit new, fine lines in for example the face 😊
I normally I let my skin rest a bit after spending time in the sun, and before I take a shower. The pores in the skin are more open after spending time in the sun. The skin has had a bit warm, nice, but also a bit “heavy” treatment during hours in the sun. So I let it “cool” a bit down in the shadow before I “jump” into the shower 🚿.
After a nice shower I normally use alovera gel as an aftersun. Its a lots of moisture in alovera, something my skin need after some hours in the sun.
Its a lots of others good aftersuns to use as well,- but I prefer to use alovera gel,- its feels like my skin is “smiling” after getting alovera on, and its also “cool” down the skin.
Alovera is also good treatment if I have been unlucky and got sun-burn. I have actually also used natural yoghurt at my skin if I have been sun-burn. Then I take the yoghurt at the parts that are sun-burn, let it dry, and then wash it carefully of with water. The water has then a temperature as close as possible the body temperature. Just a tips if you dont have any alovera to use after sun-burn 😊
The good alovera- plant and my after-sun gel 🍀🌱
Enjoy the summer and the sun,- but be carfeul and take good care of your skin both in the sun and after spending time in the sun 💛🌞