In the warm season many parents are concerned with the topic of sun protection. First of all, the sun is not our enemy, on the contrary, our body actually needs it. UV rays ensure sufficient vitamin D production, but UVB rays also have a positive effect on our body and the immune system. In order to use the sunlight, it must shine directly on our skin. How this is possible without burning yourself and other helpful tips you will learn in this article.
The sun cream – questionable protection
The worst way to protect yourself from UV rays is to apply a chemical sunscreen to your skin. Certain substances in the sun cream ensure that the skin and cells react in a certain way in connection with the sun. At first this type of sun protection may be effective, but it is a direct intervention in the biophysical balance of our body cells. As a rule, such creams contain so-called nanoparticles, which are dangerous for the body from a size of less than 100 nanometres. The particles can penetrate the skin layers completely to the cell nucleus and impair the cells there in their work. There are also many indications that nanoparticles are carcinogenic. Chemical components partly act like hormones and thus also upset the receptors and hormone balance.
Physical protection is the easiest way. This means slowly accustoming the skin to the sun before exposure to strong sunlight, thus making it less sensitive. About five to ten minutes per day are sufficient to stimulate melanin production. The skin becomes tanned and automatic protection against sunburn is created.
In addition, long clothing protects against direct sunlight. A hat with protection in the neck is advisable for children. Protection is also advisable in the shade, for example by umbrellas or trees.
Cell protection from the inside out
Another way to protect yourself from the sun is cell protection. For example, before a holiday in the sun, a relatively high dose of selenium methionine can be taken over a period of six weeks. It is advisable to take 1000 milligrams a day over three intakes. In the case of particularly strong imminent sun exposure, the dose can be increased up to 1500 milligrams.
Beta-carotene, preferably in the form of carrots or collera algae (only tested varieties), also helps the body to build up natural protection against the sun.
Protection from outside
There is the possibility to create a mineral protection through the skin from the outside. The minerals act like a film on the skin. When choosing a product, it is important to make sure that it contains titanium oxide, zinc oxide or mixtures of both substances. The condition for such a product is that it does not contain nanoparticles. This substance must be marked on the products. If you do not see the label “none nano”, you can ask the manufacturer directly. If in doubt, it is better not to buy the product.
Babies and toddlers must be especially protected from too much sunlight. We recommend the mineral creams “Lavera Sun” and “Eco Cosmetics Sun Lotion”. There are no questionable additives or perfumes in these products.
These natural sun protection options protect you and your children from painful sunburn without causing any other side effects. Why don’t you give it a try during your next summer holiday?