Before and After Sun Care using Essential Oils

Whatever outdoor events you would like to do, either from simple gardening to adventurous vacation, most likely you will spend quite some time under the heat of the sun. Whatever season there would be, the sun is always shining brightly presently. The heat of the sun is important to our body, it stimulates the hormonal system and metabolism and good source of Vitamin D however it also can be a cause to any skin damages. Because of this, everybody else aims to protect their selves and their respective family from the damaging unhealthy effect of the sun’s heat.
As we always claim, prevention is better that cure. So, natural ways or steps are taken seriously before and after sun exposure to prevent further damages on the skin.
The light of the sun is believed to produce harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Exposure from this radiation is the main cause of fast skin aging, skin wrinkles, patched and dry skin, or worse, skin cancer. Ultraviolet radiation has two types, the type A and type B. The UVA radiation penetrates to skin more deeply compared to UVB and it can contribute to any skin problem and deficiency such as premature skin aging and wrinkling. On the other hand, type UVB can cause sunburn and has a big effect in the production of skin cells and melanoma. To somehow avoid these problems, the use of natural remedy such as essential oils are needed to be considered.

Before and After Sun Care using Essential Oils

Different essential oils can be used as an alternative pre- and post-natural sun protector due to their therapeutic properties that prevents oxidation, inflammation and yet heals the damage skin tissue speedily. Some of these best recommended essential oils to use during summer are Lavender Oil, Rosehip Oil and Seabuckthorn Oil .It is good to take note that these essential oils, aside from being blended with a carrier oil, must be used before and after sun exposure for better result.

Lavender Oil

Lavender oil is the most useful essential oils. It has a wide range of application, from its soothing and relaxing effect emotionally down to more physical benefits. It can also provide relief to damaged skin from the burning heat of the sun such as burns even without mixing it with another carrier oil. It contributes to fast regeneration of cells, thereby also promotes healing and decreases pain in the skin. Lavender oil can apply to oil type of skin and is gentle. It gives back moisture to your skin and help to retain it for a healthy looking skin without any red spots from burns.

Rosehip Oil

Rosehip essential oil is rich in essential fatty acids that help fast regeneration of skin cells and repair damaged skin cells thereby enhancing the unpleasant appearance of burns, wrinkles, marks and scars. Exposure of your skin from the sun can increase the amount level of enzymes which breaks down the collagen and elastin. However, this Rosehip essential oil is also a rich source of vitamin A or trans-retinoic acid which reduces the level and activity of these enzymes, and likely reduce the damage you get from the heat of the sun. Additionally, not only a good source of vitamin A but also a good source of antioxidants. Based on this, Rosehip essential oil protects your skin and repairs it from premature aging caused mainly by the sun. For this reason, this oil is very useful in natural skin care.

Seabuckthorn Oil


The content of Seabuckthorn essential oil is very rich in essential fatty acids, vitamin E or tocopherols, carotenes and phytosterols which are all necessary for maintaining healthy skin and body organs. These therapeutic properties made the ability of Seabuckthorn oil to rejuvenate, restore and anti age possible. This essential oil is widely used for centuries to promote recovery of several skin problems such as burns, eczema, bedsores as well as damaging effect of the radiation by the sun into your skin. The UV spectrum of Seabuckthorn oil shows that it can accommodate moderate absorption of the UVB radiation. That is why it is very important in skin care products for sun protection. It also helps prevent and repair wrinkles, any premature aging skin while making your skin nourished and revitalize.
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