With summer soon approaching, we will be spending more time outdoors enjoying the sun and sea and a much-needed dose of Vitamin D. But with it comes other factors that we need to consider like over-exposure to harmful UVA/UVB rays and adequate sun protection.
In the UK, we only get a good dose of Vitamin D from sunlight during late March to the end of September, so we have to make the most of this time, while also taking care of our skin.
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that our body requires to regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate that is absorbed into our bodies from our diet. These minerals are vital in maintaining healthy bones, teeth and muscles. A lack of Vitamin D, Vitamin D deficiency, can cause many health issues such as softening and weakening of the bones, which can lead to bone deformities and rickets in children.
We can safely acquire our daily dose of vitamin D by spending an hour in the sun early in the day and late afternoon without risk of sun damage. But what if we’re exposed to the sun all day? How then can we stay safe in the sun?
We apply sunscreen, of course! But is sunscreen safe to use?
There are two types of sunscreen: Physical & chemical. Physical sunscreens use physical UV filters. Chemical sunscreens use chemical UV filters. While physical sunscreen help to protect your skin from the sun by redirecting the sun’s rays, chemical sunscreens absorb the sun’s rays and these chemical filters can generate free radicals, which can lead to irritation, allergic reactions, skin damage, and ageing. Titanium dioxide present in physical sunscreen does not cause free radicals, it provides protection against UVB rays, but not the entire spectrum of UVA. Zinc oxide, on the other hand, also a physical sunscreen helps to protect the skin against the full spectrum of UVA and UVB rays. At ISUN, we only use non-nano transparent zinc oxide in our natural Antioxidant Sun Butter. Non-nano zinc oxide is not absorbed by the skin, it creates a physical barrier that redirects the sun's harmful rays.
ISUN’s Antioxidant Sun Butter SPF27 base is a luscious, skin moisturising blend of seed butter, coconut oil and oils infused with herbs containing powerful polyphenols and other nutrients. Exotic fruit oils included are naturally rich in antioxidants including carotenes and tocotrienols. Our moisture-rich, sun butter gives your skin a glowing healthy appearance while providing natural UV protection with non-nano transparent zinc oxide.
Nature has a healthy and better way of protecting us while we enjoy the benefits of well-being from the sun. ISUN has developed a safe, natural sun care system that works in harmony with nature and supports your well-being while you're enjoying the bliss and vitality the sun endlessly gifts us. See more from our suncare range here...
Learn more about the harmful effects of chemical sunscreen... Times Article: Sunscreen Ingredients Are Absorbed Into Your Blood. Here's What That Could Mean