A Natural Approach to Sun Care

There has been a lot of confusion about how much sun is enough and what – if anything should be put on our skin to protect ourselves. What does remain true is that we have been smearing ourselves in many chemicals in order to protect ourselves from exposure to the sun’s rays. The long term effects of this have not yet been tested.

What we do know is that Vitamin D is very important to our health. Did you know that our bodies convert the sun’s rays into 10,000 international units of Vitamin D in just 20 minutes? Vitamin D is essential for good health because it protects us from cardiovascular disease and cancers. Keep in mind, overexposure to the sun’s ultraviolet radiation can have negative results of premature aging, cataracts and skin cancer, so do not just toss the sunscreen and expose yourself to the unprotected sun!

What you can do is choose a form of sun protection that is not chemical-laden. One such product is Green Beaver’s line of sun protection creams and spray. Green Beaver carries the first ever Canadian Certified Organic sunscreens approved by Health Canada. There are no chemical preservatives or synthetic fragrances. It is biodegradable, gluten free, waterproof and non-whitening. Other natural sunscreens include Aubrey Organics and Badger. To learn more about natural alternatives to protect your skin this summer, come by and speak with one of Nature’s Source in-store experts! Jennifer Atamaniuk specializes in health and beauty products for Nature’s Source. For further information or help finding the right products for your needs.