How to Protect Your Skin From the Sun with Natural SPF Oils?
Summer and sun protection are parallel terms. There are several natural oils that come with natural sun safeguard properties and cold pressed Sesame Oil and Coconut Oil are two names which fall in this category. These Natural SPF oils are fundamentally chemical free sunscreens and are completely safe to use.
Did you know that,sesame oil and coconut oil come with natural SPF of 4-10 which means they shield the skin for about 45 minutes of sun exposure by blocking at least 75% of ultraviolet radiations ?
Sesame oil or “Til Tailum” has been mentioned in Ayurveda for its multiple properties. In fact, it has been claimed as best ayurvedic massage oil for its natural health benefits. This amber coloured, nut flavoured oil is acquired from the seeds of “Sesamum indicum” plant and it contains plenty of nutrients that are good for skin health. It is rich in minerals, fatty acids along with linoleic acid, which provide high levels of moisture and prevents dehydration in the skin. It is also rich in vitamin E, D and B complex which makes it effective enough to reduce scars and pigmentation on the skin.
This summer must have can be used as a natural sunscreens specially when the sun exposure is not too intense. It can protect you from oxidation and free radicals along with UV radiations. It’s always better to use 100% pure sesame oil to get maximum health benefits. It can also be blended with pure essential oils including rosemary, lavender, sandalwood, jasmine & rose and cedar wood for fragrance and multiple benefits.
FE’s Body massage oils are pure cold pressed organic black sesame oil, which has been naturally processed to maintain their core nutrients. This is blended with other pure essential oils which add their own special properties.
Another natural SPF oil is virgin Coconut Oil. Together with SPF 4-10, it contains antioxidants that help to protect the skin from harmful radiation from the sun as a natural sunscreen.Ideally the low amount of SPF is not sufficient for a long day in the sun, so it can be applied again after a regular interval.
Coconut has been mentioned with high regard in Ayurveda. Its sweet taste makes it nurturing for body and mind. It balances excess Pitta (heat element) and gives a cooling effect. It also balances the Vata (air) element by its nourishing and moisturizing properties. People with Kapha imbalances shouldn’t overuse coconut oil.
Coconut oil is a summer skincare product as it works as a cooling agent and gives protection to the skin as well.
Forest Essentials “Cold Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil”is extracted from selected high quality coconuts. The oil is hand pressed without heat which retains the highest nutrient content in the oil. Its rich in Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6 and E, apart from several essential fatty acids. This pure fresh oil nourishes both skin and hair.
Cold pressed Sesame and Coconut oils are the best ayurvedic body massage oils for infusing with herbs.Sesame oil,being warm in nature gives very good results for Vata skin, which is usually normal to very dry. For Pitta skin, which is usually sensitive and reacts easily to heat and sun exposure, Coconut oil is best to use.
This summer use these natural SPF oils to protect your skin from damaging effects of sun and get a soft,supple and smoother skin.