Preparations For Sun And Wind Protection
A little sunshine and fresh air helps circulation to the skin and ensure vitamin D is made.
Overexposure to the sun and wind, however, can prematurely age the skin by drying out its
natural moisture. Always wear a hat in the sun, it will shade your face and protect your eyes
from developing crow’s feet from squinting. Apply almond oil to the face before going out to
keep the skin soft and supple and give it a layer of protective oil. Apricot, olive and coconut
oils can also be used. Buttermilk and elderflower infusions also lend protection. Cucumber juice
helps protect against the sun.
Cucumber Sun Lotion
1 small cucumber
½ teaspoon glycerin
½ teaspoon rose water
Peel and chop the cucumber, squeeze out the juice and mix it with the rose water and glycerin.
Olive oil Lotion
Olive oil and coconut oil absorb ultraviolet rays, and sesame seed oil helps to screen out
the sun so is good for sensitive skins which burn easily. Mix these oils together in equal
proportions and apply liberally. They have the advantage of not washing off easily when you
swim, but they are rather sticky.
Lavender oil Lotion
A few drops of essential oil of lavender will also help protect against sunburn and aids
healing of the skin should you burn slightly. When sunbathing, go out only for short periods
of time. Long exposure to the sun will predispose not only to flaky skin and wrinkles but also
to skin cancer. It depletes vitamin B in the body too; if you are susceptible to sunburn you
may find that taking extra B complex and para-amino benzoic acid (PABA) will make your skin